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WPR prepares feast of special programming for Thanksgiving Day

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MADISON – Join Wisconsin Public Radio Thanksgiving Day for an audio feast of heart-warming stories, music and, of course, expert advice on preparing your holiday meal.

The celebration starts at 10 a.m. on The Ideas Network with “Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio Thanksgiving Special.” Featuring a special North Carolina turkey recipe as well as cranberry and candied ginger buckle, Kimball and his guests talk turkey on the biggest cooking day of the year. At 11 a.m. Francis Lam takes listener’s calls and comes to the rescue of Thanksgiving cooks, kitchen helpers and dinner guests alike with “The Splendid Table’s Turkey Confidential.” Radio documentaries round out special programming on The Ideas Network on “The Best of the Best: The 2019 Third Coast Festival Broadcast” at 1 p.m.

The NPR News & Classical Music Network begins its Thanksgiving Day programming with highlights from the Wisconsin School Music Association Honors Concerts at 10 a.m. These performances showcase student musicians from across the state. At noon, Norman Gilliland welcomes Trevor Stephenson and a quartet of vocalists for “An American Songbook,” performing songs by Scott Joplin, Stephen Foster, Charles Ives and more. At 1 p.m. John Birge hosts “Giving Thanks: A Celebration of Fall, Food & Gratitude.” Birge and special guest Jacques Pepin offer conversation and music reflecting gratitude.

A complete schedule is available at wpr.org/holidays.

Feature photo of Christopher Kimball courtesy Milk Street Radio.

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