Michigan Radio presents special programs for Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Day

Michigan Radio will air several specials this Thursday and Friday to celebrate Thanksgiving (Nov. 24) and Native American Heritage Day (Nov. 25)..

“These programs are a treat to listen to for Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Day,” said Matt Shafer Powell, Michigan Radio’s director of programming. “We hope these shows will help listeners deal with the stress of preparing Thanksgiving dinner … or watching the Detroit Lions’ annual Turkey Day Game. And we’re excited to offer multiple shows to celebrate the legacy of Native Americans as the first people of this nation.”

These shows are broadcast instead of states on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and instead of Now here and Explained today on Thursday.

Massasoit’s peace pact with the pilgrims
Wednesday 23 November 2022
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (pre-registration states)

Massasoit was the leader of the Wampanoag Confederacy when English settlers landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620. He and his people saved the pilgrims from starvation during the early years of their settlement, attended the first Thanksgiving, and forged a peace treaty with the English that lasted 40 years until his death. We’ll speak to Native American scholars Darius Coombs and Bob Charlesbois, who will detail this Native American leader’s attempt to make peace with his people and with the new strangers.

Milk Street’s Thanksgiving Special
Thursday, 11/24/2022
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (pre-order Here and now)

This Thanksgiving special from Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street in Boston is here to help you on your big day. They share recipes and ideas from various chefs including Mary Giuliani, Meathead and Nigella Lawson. Sporkful’s Dan Pashman argues why you should celebrate on Fridays this year, and our friends at A Way With Words tell us the best way to thank the chef. Plus, host Christopher Kimball gives a special lesson in making the best Thanksgiving cake you’ll ever taste.

Turkey confidential
Thursday, 11/24/2022
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (go ahead Now here, Explained today and states)

Turkey Confidential The gorgeous table annual Thanksgiving show. Francis Lam takes calls and rushes to the aid of Thanksgiving cooks, kitchen hands and invited guests during the biggest cooking day of the year.

Thanksgiving – gratitude
Thursday, 11/24/2022
9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (pre-order states)

Two words: thank you. They sound simple enough. But there is always more to a theme, sentence or ritual than meets the eye. Margaret Visser, the author of Much depends on the dinner, is best known for her books on the history, anthropology and mythology of everyday life. Now she has turned her learned eye to gratitude. The result is a book entitled Gift of Thanks: The Roots, Persistence, and Paradoxical Meanings of a Social Ritual.

Hear voices – Solidod
Friday 25 November 2022
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (pre-registration states)

The life and times of Solidod Woods, the last remaining member of their Mescalero Apache village who lived on the edge of Death Valley. Larry Massett, editor of Hearing Voices, helped Solidod publish their e-book An Apache Original: The Life and Times of Solidod. Solidod was in her 80s when this program was produced and tells about 300 years of her life stories in the book.

Hear Voices – Native America
Friday 25 November 2022
9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (pre-order states)

A tour of our country’s First Nations. NPR’s Alex Chadwick rides into the Bitterroot Mountains with Native Americans and Forest Service workers. We paddle along the Pacific coast with the Canoe Nations of the Northwest. And local poets Henry Real Bird, Joy Harjo, John Trudell and Keith Secola sing us the stories of their homeland and ancestors.


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