Thanksgiving Radio Specials

Music, storytelling and a live call in show are planned for Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving festivities begin on NET Radio at 10 a.m. CT with Lynne Rossetto Kasper (pictured below) from The Splendid Table for an all new live call in show "Turkey Confidential". She will answer questions from listeners for two hours. At Noon CT, it's the all male vocal group Cantus and at 1:00 p.m. host John Birge combines great music and memorable sentiments in "Giving Thanks". Music this year features a tribute to Bach, including Simone Dinnerstein; Eric Whitacre’s gorgeous setting of e.e. cumming’s i thank You God for most this amazing; and Dawn Upshaw singing Maria Schneider’s breathtaking new setting of Winter Morning Walks by Poet Laureate (and Nebraskan) Ted Kooser, who introduces the poem. And continuing a Giving Thanks tradition, a spellbinding story from actor Charles Laughton gives thanks for art that connects us all to the creative spirit.