Airs Thursday, November 22 at 1:00 p.m. Described by the Washington Post as "a boatload of talent," Cantus bring their distinguished voices to a national audience for a vocal celebration of gratitude on Thanksgiving Day. Alison Young joins Cantus, one of America's best all-male ensembles, for singing and storytelling about gratitude and what it is to be thankful.
Airs Thursday, November 22 at 12:00 noon New for 2012: With music and stories for Thanksgiving, host John Birge creates a thoughtful, contemporary reflection on the meaning of the holiday. This year, a grateful tribute to the great writer Nora Ephron, with a warm and funny highlight of her Giving Thanks visit last year. Original Thanksgiving music in the studio with pianist Jacqueline Schwab, heard by millions for her piano music for Ken Burns' "The Civil War." A Thanksgiving blessing from Baxter Black, and a visit from poet and former NEA chairman Dana Gioia. For listeners in the kitchen, on the road, or relaxing after the feast, Giving Thanks provides the perfect atmosphere for Thanksgiving: the warmth of great music, and truly memorable words.
Airs Thursday, November 22 at 10:00 a.m. This annual, live call-in program has become a national favorite. Lynne Rossetto Kasper is available to take calls from frantic cooks as they prepare their Thanksgiving feasts. Turkey Confidential is a live, two-hour, call-in program on Thanksgiving Day for public radio listeners across the nation. On Thursday, November 22, help is on the way for Thanksgiving cooks, kitchen helpers and dinner guests on this, the biggest cooking day of the year. Lynne Rossetto Kasper, award-winning host of public radio's national food show The Splendid Table, will be available to answer listener questions throughout the live, two-hour program. Quickly becoming a Thanksgiving morning tradition, past shows have included everything from a cross-country trucker cooking his Thanksgiving dinner on the manifold to a panicked first-time cook who didn't realize a turkey needs to be thawed. Lynne handles all questions with wit, expertise and laughter. Phone lines (800-537-5252) will be open nationwide from 10 a.m. to 12 noon CT
Airs Wednesday, November 21 at 11:00 a.m. Harmonia rings in the harvest season with a cornucopia of early music delights! We'll hear merchant cries from long-ago London, witness the marriage of music and ritual, and dine at Johann Hermann Schein's musical Banquet. For dessert: our featured release Amor Vincit Omnia or "Love Conquers All."
Bill Beckett talks with Kathy Melancon about the "Instruments A Comin" Concert on Saturday, November 24 at 8:00 p.m. featuring country music legend and Shreveport native Kix Brooks who returns home for this benefit concert. He'll be joined by blues sensation Sonny Landreth for the show at Shreveport's Historic Municipal Auditorium. All proceeds from the concert will go to the Tipitina Foundation's "Instruments are Comin" program which will be dedicated to the Shreveport-Bossier Parish Schools to buy new high quality instruments for their Music Education programs.