Thanksgiving

Families sit down together Thursday and enjoy a lavish meal giving thanks for the many blessings of the past year. Commentator Gary Joiner explains why this all-American holiday may not be so rooted in patriotism.

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine.

Capitol Steps Politics Takes a Holiday Year End Review
Airs Wednesday, December 31 at 7 p.m.
Repeats Thursday, January 1 at 7 p.m.
Help say good-bye and good riddance to 2014 with the Capitol Steps and their annual year-end review.  It’s all in their hour-long special of “Politics Takes a Holiday!”  This year will feature all-new awards, such as: “Is that guy jumping the White House fence or is he just really into Michelle’s ‘Get Moving’ campaign?  “You say ISIS, I say ISIL.  Let’s call the whole thing off.”  And of course, “I scream, you scream, we all scream EBOLA!”

 Go ahead and announce it on your social media pages, but don’t post it on the Cloud because we have some pictures we really don’t think the world is ready to see. So let’s send 2014 out like a character from Fifty Shades of Grey…with a bright red bottom.  

Families sit down together Thursday and enjoy a lavish meal giving thanks for the many blessings of the past year. Commentator Gary Joiner explains why this all-American holiday may not be so rooted in patriotism.

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine.

Airs Thursday, November 28 at 12 noon. Cantus is one of the premiere men's vocal ensembles, and with Alison Young, talk about the holiday, music, and food. This year's program will focus on the importance of heritage, including works from the Sacred Harp, Lakota Wiyanki by Herrington/Woodside, and features the premiere of Psalm of the Soil by Sarah Kirkland Snider. 

Airs Thursday, November 28 at 10 a.m. On Thanksgiving morning 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.

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