Join Us for Thanksgiving This Week

Nov 25, 2013

 We hope you'll tune in on Thanksgiving Day for these special programs:

10:00 a.m.: Thanksgiving with Cantus - Cantus, one of the premiere men’s vocal ensembles, and program host Alison Young, talk about the holiday, music and food. 

11:00 a.m.: The Splendid Table's Turkey Confidential Live Call-In - 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.  Phone lines (800-537-5252) will be open nationwide from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST and the program will be simulcast live on the Web at

Joining Lynne for the broadcast this year will be:

  • Lidia Bastianich - Emmy award-winning television host, best-selling cookbook author, and restaurateur.
  • Carla Hall - chef, cookbook author and co-host of ABC's "The Chew".
  • Henry Alford - humorist, journalist and author weighing in on etiquette & family dysfunction.
  • Melissa Clark - New York Times food columnist and cookbook author

(2-hour program)

1:00 p.m.: Giving Thanks, a Celebration of Fall, Food and Gratitude - New for 2014, two great poets join us at the table. We remember Dr. Maya Angelou, and she shares her Thankgiving blessing and memories. Nikki Giovanni reads food poems from her new book, and recalls the Thanksgiving she got kicked out of college! Also, Simple Gifts from Copland, a Simple Song from Bernstein, and lots of music about fall, food, and gratitude. 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

(2-hur program)