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2019 Thanksgiving Specials


This Thanksgiving day, JPR will be serving up a few seasonal specials for your enjoyment.

Rhythm & News
9am-11am -- The Splendid Table's Turkey Confidential

Host Francis Lam takes calls and comes to the rescue of Thanksgiving cooks, kitchen helpers, and dinner guests during the biggest cooking day of the year. He'll be joined by Melissa Clark, a food writer, author, and food columnist for The New York Times,  Samin Nosrat, a cook, teacher, and author of the James Beard Award-winning New York Times Bestseller Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, Kwame Onwuachi - an award-winning author and chef at Kith and Kin restaurant in Washington, DC, and Shauna Sever - regular contributor to The Splendid Table, for which she was nominated for an IACP award in 2017.

11am-3pm -- An American Rhythm Thanksgiving
Out yearly celebration of the holiday's bounty returns! Spend your day getting ready for the feast as host Craig Faulker culls his amazing archives to create four hours of classic and vintage gourmet oldies that celebrate food and the Thanksgiving season!

Classics & News
10am-Noon -- Giving Thanks with John Birge

Giving Thanks offers a contemporary celebration of gratitude, with classical music and stories of Thanksgiving. Great American writers will grace us this Thanksgiving,  including a segment with the late poet Mary Oliver as she reads poems of gratitude and nature. Walt Whitman stops by to celebrate Thanksgiving and his 200th birthday, and we'll set a place at the table for New Yorker writer, best-selling author, humorist, and turkey aficionado Adam Gopnik.

3pm-4pm -- Every Good Thing
This Thanksgiving, host Andrea Blain and classical music fans from around the country take time to give thanks and celebrate one of life's most meaningful gifts: music. Audiences will hear listeners from across the U.S. share stories about their favorite classical music pieces.

News & Information
I'll Be Seeing You: The Technologies That Watch Us

8am/8pm - Episode One
Project Vigilant -- The Evolution of Hacking
Adrian Lamo is the hacker who rather controversially turned Chelsea Manning into the authorities almost a decade ago. He died under mysterious circumstances last Spring. We take listeners on a narrative journey to reveal not only how he died, but explain how hacks work and what Lamo was doing on the DarkWeb.

9am/9pm - Episode Two
Elephants and AI -- Can Artificial Intelligence Save the Elephants?
We go to Malawi to look at how researchers are tailoring AI in their efforts to find poachers, and how a team at Cornell who are using machine learning to understand elephant language.

Friday, November 29th

8am/8pm - Episode Three
Hacking ISIS -- Cracking into the Most Secretive and Deadly Terrorist Organization in the World
We go behind-the-scenes of a military unit to reveal, for the first time, how soldiers cracked into ISIS's network and launched missions against the most dangerous terrorist organization in the world.

9am/9pm - Episode Four
Spycatcher -- Finding Insider Threats in the Digital Age
We delve into one of the most damaging spy cases this country has ever known, and explain how casinos, algorithms, and data surveillance will transform spying in the modern age.