Special Thanksgiving Programming on WBAA

Nov 23, 2015

WBAA is providing music and food for thought to accompany your Thanksgiving Day.

Classical music is the heart and soul of Giving Thanks: A Celebration of Food, Fall and Gratitude, with no clichés about pilgrims and pumpkin pies between pieces. Instead, host John Birge presents a contemporary celebration of the spirit of gratitude, with this year’s special guest, chef Jacques Pépin. Thursday from 8 to 10 a.m. on WBAA Classical on 101.3 FM.

The Splendid Table's Turkey Confidential is a live call-in show, in which Lynne Rossetto Kasper comes to the rescue of Thanksgiving cooks, kitchen helpers, and dinner guests alike on the biggest cooking day of the year. This year, Lynne will field listeners' questions with the help of America's Test Kitchen co-host Bridget LancasterMario BataliFrancis LamMelissa Clark, and A Prairie Home Companion's Chris Thile. Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. on WBAA News on 105.9 FM and AM 920.

Music holds a special meaning. Sometimes it marks a momentous time in one’s life, or recalls a deep-seated emotion that stirs us to our core. And sometimes it changes our lives in a profound way. On Giving Thanks to Music, the WFMT Radio Network has invited eight individuals from different walks of life to describe something they all have in common: the profound value classical music has had for them. As these outstanding people from the worlds of poetry, music, opera, film, theatre, humanitarian aid, and radio and television news reveal their experiences, we take a moment to give thanks for the music that has enriched our lives. Carl Grapentine is your host Thursday at 2 p.m. on WBAA News on WBAA Classical on 101.3 FM.

The Science of Gratitude combines scientific research with personal stories illustrating the benefits and obstacles to feeling truly grateful. Throughout the hour, you’ll gain practical insights into how to cultivate more gratitude in yourself, your kids, your workplace, and beyond. Susan Sarandon is your host Thursday at 2 p.m. on WBAA News on 105.9 FM and AM 920.

Also, because of the holiday, the next Monthly Conversation with Mitch Daniels will be heard Tuesday, November 22, with Ask the Mayor featuring Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton airing Wednesday, November 23. Both shows can be heard at noon and 7 p.m. on WBAA News on 105.9 FM and AM 920.