WKU Public Radio News Staff
Mon November 19, 2012
Celebrate Thanksgiving With These Special Holiday Programs
A Shaker Tradition (Thanksgiving Day at 9am C.T./10am E.T.) Kevin Willis hosts this program of instrumental and vocal arrangements of Shaker hymns and dance tunes. Included are vocal performances by the South Union Shaker Quartet, and instrumental arrangements by musicians William Coulter and Barry Phillips. In addition to the music, the program features comments by Tommy Hines, director of the Shaker Museum at South Union, Kentucky, and an interview with musician Barry Philips.
The Splendid Table's Turkey Confidential 2012 (Thanksgiving Day at 10am C.T./11am E.T.) Help is on the way for 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. More from the show's website.
Giving Thanks 2012: A Celebration of Fall, Food, and Gratitude (Thanksgiving Day at Noon C.T., 1pm E.T.) As Thanksgiving brings family and food together to share common blessings, Giving Thanks brings classical music and stories together in a thoughtful reflection on the meaning of the holiday.
Like a good Thanksgiving feast, Giving Thanks combines traditional fare with unexpected delights. Enjoy music, stories, and poetry, along with annual favorites like the rare recording of actor Charles Laughton which closes each year’s broadcast. His spellbinding story connects his personal discovery of Chartres Cathedral with an excerpt from Jack Kerouac's The Dharma Bums and the 104th Psalm. More, including the playlist.