Celebrate Thanksgiving With NWPB
Special programs examine different aspects of the quintessential American holiday this month: scientific, culinary, musical and literary. Meantime, how’s your holiday prep going? If you don’t know what to do or where to start, here’s a guide to keep you on track for the perfect Thanksgiving meal. Bring on the turkey and pie!
The Pulse: Science and Thanksgiving: On this special episode of The Pulse, we explore the traditions and rituals of Thanksgiving through a scientific lens. We hear stories about the neuroscience of gratitude — and how it can help us through grief; the environmental impact of our holiday feasts, from cranberries to food waste; and ask whether turkeys are really as dumb as they look. (Sunday, November 24, 9-10 AM, NPR News service)
Giving Thanks: Great American writers grace this year’s Thanksgiving celebration. We remember poet Mary Oliver, hearing her reading poems of gratitude and nature; Walt Whitman “drops in” to celebrate Thanksgiving and his 200th birthday, and we’ll set a place at the table for New Yorker writer, best-selling author, humorist, and turkey aficionado Adam Gopnik. (Thursday, November 28, NPR and Classical music service 9-11 AM and 8-10 PM; NPR News service 7-8 PM)
The Splendid Table’s Turkey Confidential: The annual LIVE Thanksgiving call-in show. Francis Lam takes calls and comes to the rescue of Thanksgiving cooks, kitchen helpers, and inner guests during the biggest cooking day of the year. This year’s special guests include This year’s special guests include Melissa Clark, Samin Nosrat, Kwame Onwuachi, and Shauna Sever. (Thursday, November 28, NPR News service, 9-11 AM)
Every Good Thing: This Thanksgiving, host Andrea Blain and classical music fans from around the country take time to give thanks and celebrate one of life’s most meaningful gifts: music. Audiences will hear listeners from across the U.S. share stories about their favorite classical music pieces. (Thursday, November 28, NPR and Classical music service, 3-4 PM)