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What is the real meaning of Thanksgiving?

Thursday, 28 November 2013 | A Public Affair
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What does Thanksgiving day mean to you? What is the “real” history of Thanksgiving? Find out today on this Thanksgiving edition of A Public Affair! more »

Family: Thanksgiving Edition

Friday, 23 November 2012 | buzz
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On Friday November 23, in this special Thanksgiving ‘Family’ edition of the Friday 8 O’Clock Buzz, our host Jonathan Zarov speaks with his siblings about the topic of family and the significance of birth order. He speaks with siblings Herb, the oldest, Ira, the middle child, and Marcia, the only girl child and the youngest until Jonathan was born. They speak about the typical stereotypes of birth orders, for example, the oldest child typically has values that are more aligned with the parents, and are more conventional. Herb believes that he somewhat fits into that category, although his family’s perception of him is quite different from that of others in terms of political leaning. Herb also spent time with his grandparents, which Herb believes instilled more conventional values in him. Marcia sees herself as taking on the roll of the “younger” child: she finds herself as more laid back, while Ira, the middle child, is known among the family as the ‘negotiator’ sibling, keeping the siblings in contact and updated on each others’ lives. The siblings agree that there is a difference between one’s self perception and one’s actual behavior. They also agree that overall family influence, such as their parents’ value for reading and education, also played a significant role in their behavior and decisions in life.   Listen to the entire interview here: more »

Music Featured on the November 22 Thanksgiving All-Gershwin Edition of “Anything Goes”

Friday, 16 November 2012 | Rich Samuels

  5:09: “Lullaby” (1919) performed by the Cincinnati Pops conducted by Erich Kunzel. 5:18: “Three Preludes” featuring George Gershwin as piano soloist (recorded in London by Columbia in 1926). 5:25: Overture to the 1926 musical “Oh, Kay”. John McGlinn conducts the New Princesss Theatre Orchestra. 5:33: Concerto in F featuring piano soloist Roy Bargy with Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra. Recorded in October of 1928, this was the first recording of the 1925 composition. It’s preceded by Paul Whiteman’s May, 1925 recording of “Charleston” which may have inspired Gershwin. 6:08: Overture to “Girl Crazy” (1930). John McGlinn conducts the New Princess Theatre Orchestra. 6:14: Catfish Row Symphonic Suite from “Porgy and Bess”. Erich Kunzel conducts the Cincinnati Pops. 6:48: Cuban Overture performed by piano soloist Rosa Linda with Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra (recorded October 21, 1938). 7:08: Overture to “Of Thee I Sing” (1931). John McGlinn conducts the New Princess Theatre Orchestra. 7:13: “New York Rhapsody” (precursor of the “Second Rhapsody” from the Fox film “Delicious” (shot in 1930, released in 1931). 7:22: Second Rhapsody with piano soloist George Gershwin. Recorded June 26, 1931 at the New York NBC studios ay 711 Fifth Avenue. 7:39: Rehearsal performance of “Porgy and Bess” recorded July 19, 1935. Soloists are Abbie Mitchell, Edward Nathews, Ryby Elzy, Todd Duncan and Anne Brown. George Gershwin conducts the orchestra. 7:58: “I Got Rhythm” performed by Victor Arden and Phil Ohman and their orchestra with vocal chorus by Frank Luther (recorded in 1930).       more »

Looking to help this Thanksgiving?

Friday, 16 November 2012 | Molly Stentz

There’s a nip in the air and a turkey on the grocery list. Time to start thinking about what you are thankful for… and maybe start thinking about those in need this Thanksgiving season. Madison has a number of resources for those who might need helping putting together a Thanksgiving feast – and for those who might be able donate time or trimmings for a meal.   The Goodman Community Center is just one of the Madison organizations distributing food baskets to families in need this holiday season. In Our Backyard spoke to their Food Resources Manager, Kathy Utley. We asked her what they still need. We also spoke to Burlee Williams of the United Way of Dane County.   Don’t forget to get in touch if you need help or can give some help this holiday season. It’s as easy as dialing 2-1-1.   Listen to the story:     This story was reported by Hayden Marx, read by Kate Golden, and produced by Tom Powell. It originally aired on In Our Backyard on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. more »

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