Wyoming Public Radio 2019 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 28

9:00 am - 12:00 pm: 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 11 a.m.

2:00 pm: Science and Thanksgiving: the Pulse - Thanksgiving usually means we’re going big — way over the top. Twice the size bird we could possibly eat. More side dishes than the table can hold, and of course, so much pie. We travel great distances to see our families and friends — we hug, we eat, we argue, and we nap. On this special episode of The Pulse, we explore the traditions and rituals of Thanksgiving through a scientific lens. We hear stories about the neuroscience of gratitude — and how it can help us through grief; the environmental impact of our holiday feasts, from cranberries to food waste; and ask whether turkeys are really as dumb as they look.

7:00 pm: Best of the Best: 2019 Third Coast Festival - Part 1-The Third Coast Festival is back with our annual Best of the Best broadcast featuring the winners of the 2019 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation documentary competition. In this two-part special, host Gwen Macsai presents the top audio stories of the year!  


Friday, November 29

7:00 pm: Best of the Best: 2019 Third Coast Festival - Part 2-The Third Coast Festival is back with our annual Best of the Best broadcast featuring the winners of the 2018 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation documentary competition. Gwen Macsai presents the top audio stories of the year!

Saturday, November 30

12:00 pm: Ranch Breakfast Show - The Quebe Sisters play a live studio session ahead of their show at the Cheyenne Civic Center with Riders in the Sky.

Sunday, December 1

7:00 pm: Snap Judgement-Gratitude - 'Tis the season to consider those things that we are most thankful for. And so this week on Snap Judgment we're taking a look back on some of the stories we've done that touch on this theme of gratitude, because we are so thankful.

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Wyoming Sounds

Saturday, November 30

6:30 pm - Lander Live rebroadcast with Memphis soul band Southern Avenue recorded live Aug 1, 2019 ahead of their concert December 4th at UW's Union Gardens.

Classical Wyoming

Thursday, November 28

10:00 amA Feast for the Ears - As families come together and give thanks, A Feast for the Ears helps set the atmosphere and provide deeper meaning to the Thanksgiving holiday. A two-hour program, A Feast for the Ears reflects on the rich history and traditions of this well-loved American holiday and highlights music by American composers such as Aaron Copeland, Virgil Thomson, William Billings and Charles Ives, along with some undiscovered treasures by Rick Sowash and Mark O’Connor. Host Mark Perzel presents a melodic and intriguing exploration of Thanksgiving history, lore and roots in early European harvest festivals, as well as a thoughtful examination of the holiday's evolution and contemporary traditions.