Spend Your Thanksgiving With Kansas Public Radio

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With music and stories for Thanksgiving, host John Birge creates a thoughtful, contemporary reflection on the meaning of the holiday. This year, a grateful tribute to the great writer Nora Ephron, with a warm and funny highlight of her Giving Thanks visit last year.

New for 2012: original Thanksgiving music in the studio with pianist Jacqueline Schwab, heard by millions for her piano music for Ken Burns' "The Civil War." A Thanksgiving blessing from Baxter Black. And a visit from poet and former NEA chairman Dana Gioia. For listeners in the kitchen, on the road, or relaxing after the feast, Giving Thanks provides the perfect atmosphere for Thanksgiving: the warmth of great music and truly memorable words. Thanksgiving Day at 9 a.m. (encore broadcast at 1 p.m.).




KPR presents an encore broadcast of Inspired by Bach, a concert by the Bach Aria Soloists hosted by composer/conductor/radio host Bill McGlaughlin. The program features Bach's Sonata No. 1 for Unaccompanied Violin, as well as a set of gorgeous Bach preludes performed on violin and guitar by Elizabeth Suh Lane and Beau Bledsoe. Also, Bela Bartok's Sonata for Solo Violin; excerpts from Bach cantatas, sung by Rebecca Lloyd; Bachianas Brasileiras by Villa Lobos and more. Thanksgiving Day at 11 a.m. on KPR (rebroadcast Thanksgiving Day at 7 p.m.).



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Alison Young is joined by Cantus, one of America's best all-male ensembles, for singing and storytelling about gratitude and what it is to be thankful. The program includes music by Vaughan Williams, Janacek and Dvorak. Thanksgiving Day at 6 p.m. on KPR.


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