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Stuck in the kitchen? Need to drown out that one family member who just won't leave you alone while you cook? Forgot to thaw the turkey? MPB Think Radio has you covered with your favorite Thanksgiving Day specials.

9 AM | TED RADIO HOUR – THANKSGIVING

 

10 AM | SNAP JUDGMENT – GRATITUDE

This season Snap Judgment gives our thanks by sharing some of our best stories of courage and gratitude.

11 AM | THE SPLENDID TABLE’S “TURKEY CONFIDENTIAL” 

The Splendid Table's annual live Thanksgiving call-in show is back on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, 12 PM-2 PM ET. This year we have double the fun with hosts Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Francis Lam tag teaming. This will be Lynne's last Turkey Confidential as she retires at the end of 2017 and turns over the reins to Francis in 2018. Join us as Lynne and Francis take calls and come to the rescue of Thanksgiving cooks, kitchen helpers, and dinner guests alike on the biggest cooking day of the year. They'll also be joined by special guests -- chefs/restaurateurs Lidia Bastianich and Marcus Samuelsson, comedian/actor Amy Sedaris from At Home with Amy Sedaris, and test cook extraordinaire Dan Souza of America's Test Kitchen -- to talk about their favorite Thanksgiving dishes and memories. Listen to Turkey Confidential 2017 on your local public radio station or listen live online here.

Have a question (or disaster story) to share with Lynne and Francis? Submit it via our Contact Us form. You can also tell your Thanksgiving tale or ask a question at our Turkey Confidential Facebook event pageTwitter, or call in during the live show to 1-800-242-2828.

2 PM | SOUNDS JEWISH

On a special “Sounds Jewish,” we prepare for Thanksgiving with songs about gathering with loved ones, treasuring our blessings, cherishing our hometowns, and eating mass quantities of food – from matzoh balls to almonds.

6:30 PM | RADIO CURIOUS: WHY THANKSGIVING

Why is it that Thanksgiving is celebrated almost exclusively in the United States and Canada. How has it been celebrated and how is it celebrated now? Professor Hugo Freund teaches Social and Behavioral Sciences at Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky and visits with us about the roots of Thanksgiving beginning in the 1600s, in what is now the north-eastern United States, through to it’s role as a gathering of friends and family without sectarian religious direction. The program was recorded in 2002 at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in New Orleans, Louisiana in the lobby of a rather noisy hotel. It was first broadcast in 2009 after most of the hotel’s background rumble could be electronically hushed. We began our conversation by discussing how the contemporary concept of Thanksgiving is acknowledged.

7 PM | GRASSROOTS THANKSGIVING

Grassroots playlist for Saturday, November 18, 2017. Featured artists were New Vintage, Rob Ickes, Kenny Baker, Doc Watson and others.

8 PM | AMERICAN ROUTES THANKSGIVING