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Thanksgiving Specials 2017

Spend your Thanksgiving with Public Radio Tulsa! Tune in Thursday, November 23, 2017 to hear turkey tips, the science behind gratitude, a look at laugher, and beautiful music. 

The Splendid Table's Turkey Confidential
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | KWGS Public Radio 89.5

The annual tradition continues! The Splendid Tablepresents “Turkey Confidential,” a live Thanksgiving Day call-in show. This year’s guests include Lidia Bastianich, Marcus Samuelsson, and Amy Sedaris.

Tune in for double the fun, with co-hosts Lynne Rossetto Kasperand Francis Lam. They’ll come to the rescue of Thanksgiving cooks, kitchen helpers, and dinner guests. 

Have a question (or disaster story) to share with Lynne and Francis? Submit it via this Contact Us form. You can also tell your Thanksgiving tale or ask a question one the Turkey Confidential Facebook event pageTwitter, or call in during the live show to 1-800-242-2828


Musical Gratitude Chat on All Things Considered
5:00 p.m. | KWGS Public Radio 89.5

Host Ari Shapiro speaks with four different artists about a musician whose work and influence they are grateful for. Special guests include Canadian duo Tegan and Sara, UK electronic artist Perera Elsewhere, the Berlin based artist of Sri-Lankan, and American hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces. The music gratitude chain concludes with R&B artist Jimetta Rose.

Every Good Tiding 
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. | KWTU Classical 88.7

Join Valerie Kahler and Steve Seel as they take some time to give thanks and celebrate one of life's most meaningful gifts: music. It's "Every Good Thing" — an hour of stories and music to celebrate Thanksgiving.

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.

The Science of Gratitude
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. |  KWGS Public Radio 89.5

The Science of Gratitude is a one-hour documentary focusing on the latest information regarding the power (or lack of it) of being thankful. We hear research, expert opinion, and individual stories to illustrate how gratitude often has a large impact on overall happiness. The program covers gratitude in the workplace, in relationships, in health, in child-rearing, etc. Hosted by Academy Award-winning actress, Susan Sarandon. Produced by Peabody award-winning BMPaudio.

Can Laughter Make Us Healthier, A Studio 360 Special
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. | KWGS Public Radio 89.5

Is the old cliché true — is laughter the best medicine? Kurt Andersen and Mary Harris, host of the podcast Only Human, go to a laughter yoga class to find out. Also, we hear from a neuroscientist who studies laughter and moonlights as a standup comedian. Comic Chris Gethard explains why he resisted getting help for his depression out of fear of losing his humorous edge—and how getting treatment transformed his career. And we find out when medical humor is – and is not – just what the doctor ordered.

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