Election Day is November 6th. Voters on both sides of the aisle are excited and nervous. Special coverage on WAMC begins at 8 p.m. Join NPR and WAMC’s Alan Chartock and Joe Donahue, who will get live updates from around the Northeast as polls close. And bookmark wamc.org for the latest results.
Listeners will be glad to hear that new holiday programming is coming to WAMC this Thanksgiving! Thursday at 9 a.m., it’s a two-hour special from American Public Media called Giving Thanks: A Celebration of Fall, Food, & Gratitude. It’s a contemporary celebration of gratitude with classical music and stories of Thanksgiving. This year, Thanksgiving falls on the Feast Day of St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music.
Then at 11 a.m., tune in for a special from With Good Reason. World-renowned naturalist Joe Hutto, subject of the Emmy-winning BBC documentary My Life As a Turkey, discusses how he became a wild turkey mother in the hammocks of Florida. Plus: Minnesota chef Sean Sherman gives us a taste of pre-contact American Indian cuisine.
At noon, don’t miss the traditional airing of “Alice’s Restaurant” during WAMC’s Midday Magazine. At 1 p.m., WAMC’s Alan Chartock discusses the movie and the song with Arlo Guthrie before a live audience.
At 2 p.m., don’t miss Harvest Home, a music special from Jay Ungar celebrating American Roots music.
Specials continue Friday at 9 a.m. with Every Good Thing, a special from American Public Media. Host Elena See and classical music fans from around the country take time to give thanks and celebrate one of life's most meaningful gifts: music. Listeners from across the U.S. share stories about their favorite classical music pieces.
Bring the kids around the radio at 10 a.m. for Brains On! The Science of Cooking. The science show for kids and curious adults heads to the kitchen to examine the science of cooking. In partnership with America's Test Kitchen Kids, hosts Molly Bloom and Nantene Ba break down four elements essential to cooking: Mix, Chop, Heat and Chill. Special guests include The Splendid Table host Francis Lam, and various America's Test Kitchen hosts and contributors: Molly Birnbaum, Dan Souza, Tucker Shaw, Katie Leaird, Kristin Sargianis and Elle Simone.
Black Friday also means economics! 2018 marks the 10-year anniversary of the financial crisis, and Marketplace has spent the year exploring how it changed America. Divided Decade draws a line from 2008 to the tumultuous political, cultural and economic climate America is experiencing today. Hosted by Kai Ryssdal, the “Divided Decade” special features a round-up and analysis of some of Marketplace’s best coverage on the crisis’ impact on housing, jobs, inequality and finance.
'Tis the season to consider those things that we are most thankful for. On Snap Judgment at 2 p.m., we're taking a look back on some stories that touch on gratitude, because we are so thankful.
And as always, stay up to date with the news and weather on Morning Edition, Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and All Things Considered.