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Celebrate Thanksgiving with WFIU!


As you gather together this Thanksgiving, get in the festive spirit with WFIU. From nostalgic stories to classic jazz, and from Stanley Tucci to Louis Armstrong, WFIU is here to set the mood for your holiday with specials from Harmonia, Afterglow, Ether Game, and more.

Thursday, November 9
8:00 PM - Harmonia: Songs of Thanks and Praise 
Sample music of Thanksgiving in early America. From Spanish settlers in Florida to Moravians in North Carolina to the father of American Choral music, join us for songs of thanks and praise. Plus, our featured release showcases music brought to the new world by the passengers on the Mayflower. 

Tuesday, November 21 
8:00 PM - Ether Game: Thanksgiving Supper
The big meal is coming up and the Ether Game Brain Trust is building a Thanksgiving feast, dish by dish. Join us for a show all about the different parts of this Thursday’s meal. 

Thursday, November 23 
1:00 PM - Splendid Table’s Turkey Confidential
Turkey Confidential is The Splendid Table’s annual Thanksgiving show. Francis Lam takes calls and comes to the rescue of Thanksgiving cooks, kitchen helpers, and inner guests during the biggest cooking day of the year. 

8:00 PM - Harmonia: Bountiful Harvest Music
We’re celebrating the harvest season. From pumpkins and cool breezes to the more spiritual aspects of remembrance and mortality, we’ve got bushels of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century tunes to put you in an autumn mood.

9:00 PM - Every Good Thing
On Thanksgiving, host Andrea Blain and classical music fans from all around the country take 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.

10:00 PM - Giving Thanks
Giving Thanks sounds the way Thanksgiving feels: inviting, warm, and festive. It’s a contemporary, thoughtful celebration of the spirit of the holiday. Special guests Stanley Tucci and Naomi Shihab Nye join our Thanksgiving table, and music from Eric Whitacre, Bach, Copland, and more complete the scene.

Friday, November 24
8:00 PM - Afterglow: Feasting with the Great American Songbook
It’s Thanksgiving, so take a seat at the dinner table with Afterglow, as we explore classic jazz and popular songs about food by singers like Louis Armstrong, Louis Jordan, and Fats Waller.