Thanksgiving Day Programming Schedule

Nov 21, 2012

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Here's the rundown for the day, with programs that are sure to intrigue your mind, get your fingers snappin', and assist you in the kitchen with your  turkey day preparations!Thanks for listening - and a very Happy Thanksgiving to all of our listeners from the staff here at WCBE!

9am - Climate One : On this episode, we explore the nexus of national media, energy and our limping economy. We'll also learn about news coverage of climate change, Silicon Valley investment in smart meters and other clean technologies, and the fledgling market for electric vehicles. We'll hear how fracking natural gas is undercutting clean electricity and what auto reporters think is the most exciting new carmaker around. Climate One was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California.

10am - America's Test Kitchen: This time on America's Test Kitchen, we travel to the Topsfield fair for the annual giant pumpkin contest to meet the man who grew the world's first one-ton pumpkin. We'll be tasting turkey to find out which brands of bird are best, and we'll travel back in time to discover how to bard a turkey. Then we'll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make fluffy mashed potatoes. And of course, we'll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. ​ (Pre-recorded)

11am - Turkey Confidential LIVE with Lynn Rossetto Casper: On Thursday, November 22, help is on the way for Thanksgiving cooks, kitchen helpers and dinner guests on this, the biggest cooking day of the year. Lynne Rossetto Kasper will be available to answer listener questions throughout the live, two-hour program. Quickly becoming a Thanksgiving morning tradition, past shows have included everything from a cross-country trucker cooking his Thanksgiving dinner on the manifold to a panicked first-time cook who didn't realize a turkey needs to be thawed. Lynne handles all questions with wit, expertise and laughter.

1pm - Rodriguez - Searching for Sugar Man: When Sixto Rodriguez emerged from Detroit in the early 70’s, he made two albums that didn’t catch the ears of the public in the United States. But in South Africa, Rodriguez became a household name – up there with Bob Dylan and Elvis Presley. South Africans didn’t know much about his life, but it was an accepted rumor that he had committed suicide. 25 years later, a couple of fans decided to search for information, and they discovered their hero alive and well – doing manual labor and completely unaware of his impact and success half a world away. In this radio special, we’ll hear from the producers of his records, the people who found him and the director of a documentary about how it all happened, and from Rodriguez himself.

2pm - Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Special: This Thanksgiving-Rolling Stones special includes songs off their new hits collection, GRRR!, interspersed with brand new interview clips from Mick, Keith, Charlie, and Ronnie. Be sure to tune in for this hour long feature!