Wyoming Public Radio 2017 Thanksgiving Program Schedule

Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, November 23

9am - 12pm: Wyoming Sounds Thanksgiving Special with host Grady Kirkpatrick featuring roots music, Native American, and Wyoming artists along with the Arlo Guthrie Thanksgiving classic Alice’s Restaurant beginning at 11am.

2pm: With Good Reason: My Life as a Wild Turkey - World-renowned naturalist Joe Hutto discusses how he became a wild turkey mother in the hammocks of Florida and the once-scorned bronze-feathered turkey is making a comeback, with the help of organic, free-range farmers like Paul Kelly. Ghost Suppers and Food Sovereignty. Tribes in the Great Lakes region honor ancestors and loved ones with traditional and favorite dishes. Lee Sprague is teaching young people how to harvest and eat the foods that once sustained their tribal ancestors. Catriona Rueda Esquibel, is co-author of Decolonize Your Diet, a cookbook that ditches the fast food culture by promoting Mexican dishes that are healthy and rich in plants indigenous to the Americas like corn, beans, squash, greens, herbs, and seeds.

7pm: Best of the Best: 2017 Third Coast Festival - Part 1 - The Third Coast International Audio Festival brings the best new documentaries produced worldwide to the national airwaves in "Best of the Best," hosted by award-winning writer, producer, and humorist Gwen Macsai. 

8pm: Every Good Thing - Join Valerie Kahler and Steve Seel as they give thanks for one of life's most meaningful gifts: music. Enjoy a range of performances, from Jay Ungar's "Thanksgiving Waltz" and Aaron Copland's "Simple Gifts," to Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 (Movement I) and Dvorak's Legend. No. 5. 

 


Friday, November 24

9 - 10am: His Blue Heaven - Fats Domino, the pioneering rock 'n' roll legend, passed away Tuesday, October 24 of natural causes at the age of 89. Music historian and documentarian Paul Ingles showcases Fat's legendary performances with commentary from Gwen Thompkins, Anthony DeCurtis, Nick Spitzer and others. 

7pm: Best of the Best: 2017 Third Coast Festival - Part 2 - The Third Coast International Audio Festival brings the best new documentaries produced worldwide to the national airwaves in "Best of the Best," hosted by award-winning writer, producer, and humorist Gwen Macsai.