Grateful for Grandparents

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Grateful for Grandparents

This week on The Children’s Hour it’s the season of gratitude. We’re grateful for some of the most important people in our lives: our grandparents.

The Kids have messages and stories to share for and about their own grandparents.
We’ll also hear kids from Jimmy Carter Middle School telling stories about grandparent love and magic in action.
A mix of music, shoutouts from kids to their grandparents, jokes and stories.
Packed with great music about grandparents, it’s a perfect accompaniment to preparing a Thanksgiving meal.

Available: PRX, AudioPort, Download Cost: FREE Length: 54:00/58:00

Share the Spirit of Thanksgiving

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Share the Spirit of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Stories on The Apple Seed, The Wampanoag People on Top of Mind, Gratitude on The Lisa Show, Cranberries on Constant Wonder, and more in these Thanksgiving Specials from BYUradio

Thanksgiving With The Apple Seed – 2021A special hour filled with stories to celebrate Thanksgiving.

  • George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1789, given in the first year of his presidency, Read by actor Ron Frederickson.
  • Anansi and the Rain Cloud: This story – about food, harvest, and greed is a cautionary tale about being grateful for the things you have. Told in the dynamic voice of storyteller “Big Joe” Pagliuca.
  • Sunday Dinner: The great North Carolina storyteller Donald Davis shares a childhood tale about misadventures in cooking poultry in the high-tech oven that came with the new house.
  • How Suzanne Learned to Read: A simple living-room cellphone recording made of someone’s story can be the easiest thing in the world to gather, and can be a treasure for a lifetime. Sam put the microphone in front of his book-loving wife, and got to hear about how she learned to read in the first place.
  • Abundant Blessings: The great Alabama storyteller Dolores Hydock shares a Thanksgiving story about a boy who’s sick and tired of hearing the phrase “abundant blessings” in family mealtime prayers.

AVAILABLE: PRX, AudioPort, Download COST: FREE LENGTH: 54:51

Top of Mind Thanksgiving Special 2021

Wampanoag people; UK celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage; Involving Kids in Holiday meal prep

  • This year marks the 400th anniversary of “the first Thanksgiving.” When the Pilgrims arrived, the indigenous Wampanoag people decided to have a peaceful relationship. But the reasons are complicated.
  • Speaking of complicated, why have cities across the UK spent the last year celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage? The Pilgrims were fleeing England. What’s there for the British to celebrate?
  • And, fun, educational ways to getting your kids involved in holiday meal prep

AVAILABLE: PRX, AudioPort, Download COST: FREE LENGTH: 51:20

The Lisa Show Thanksgiving Special – 2021

A Thanksgiving Story; Infusing Gratitude; Thanksgiving Favorites Revamped; Beginning a Year of Gratitude

  • Sam Payne Master storyteller and host of The Apple Seed tells a heartwarming story of family and gratitude to get us in the Thanksgiving spirit. 
  • Motivational speaker and author Michelle McCullough gives simple tips for infusing gratitude into our busy schedules.
  • Tired of bringing the same dishes to Thanksgiving dinner, year after year? Tara Teaspoon, a food blogger, trained chef and former magazine food editor, gives new and creative ways to revamp the old favorites.
  • Although research has shown that being thankful means greater and more consistent happiness, it can be easy for many of us to forget to be thankful the other 364 days of the year. Don’t let Thanksgiving be just one day of gratitude – let it be the first in 365. Public health-expert and writer Najma Khorrami joins us to teach different gratitude practices.

AVAILABLE: PRX, AudioPort, Download COST: FREE LENGTH: 55:00 

Constant Wonder Thanksgiving Special – 2021

Time for Cranberries; Macy’s Parade Puppeteer Tony Sarg; Turkey Talk

  • Lisl H. Detlefsen, author of “A Time for Cranberries”, whose family lives on a farm in Wisconsin and grows cranberries tells all about this fruit inextricably connected to the season.
  • The origins of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, in conjunction with puppeteer Tony Sarg.
  • Talking turkey with Joe Hutto, author of “Illumination in the Flatwoods: A Season with the Wild Turkey”

AVAILABLE: PRX , AudioPort, Download COST: FREE LENGTH: 52:50

Fall into the Sound Beat

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Fall into the Sound Beat

Sound Beat has grown steadily to become one of Public Radio’s most popular daily features    A free, daily, 90 second feature, Sound Beat highlights the holdings of the Syracuse University Libraries’ Belfer Audio Archive, one of the largest sound archives in the United States.    

Like a trip through the history of recorded sound, Sound Beat episodes feature rare and unique recordings from the Archive, and entertaining backstorys detailing their place in recording history. 

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Fueled by curiosity. Guided by experts.

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Fueled by curiosity. Guided by experts.

Each week on With Good Reason scholars explore the worlds of literature, science, the arts, politics, history, and business through lively discussion with Host Sarah McConnell.

“One of the best radio /podcasts in the nation. National media stars could learn much from your interview style.”

With Good Reason (weekly program, 1 hour or 30 minutes)

From the controversies over slave reparations and global warming, to the unique worlds of comic books and wine-making, With Good Reason is always surprising, challenging and fun! 
LENGTH: 1 hour or 30 minutes  COST: Free   AVAILABLE: Content Depot, PRX, Download, AudioPort   WEBSITE:

The Hollywood Musical is BACK!

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The Hollywood Musical is BACK!

Fans of Broadway and Hollywood music, and the Great American Songbook are Public Radio’s core listeners, and the popularity of musicals has never been higher:

  • LA LA Land has won 7 Golden Globes (including “Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy”) and is Nominated for 14 Oscars!
  • Recent years have been the best attended and highest grossing in Broadway recorded history;
  • Live television productions of Hair, Grease, The Wiz, and The Sound of Music drew huge audiences,
  • Good luck getting tickets to Hamilton on Broadway or on the road!

Don’t miss out on this large audience of loyal, affluent, highly educated, culturally passionate and charitable listeners!

Now in it’s 33rd year, Footlight Parade, is Public Radio’s premier syndicated Broadway and Hollywood music program. Each week, Host Bill Rudman calls upon his encyclopedic knowledge, unparalleled collection of recordings, and personal interviews to provide an entertaining and informative program cleverly connected around a theme.

  • great music!
  • entertaining and insightful anecdotes and stories about the shows and stars;
  • Hollywood greats such as Fred Astaire, Danny Kaye, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Julie Andrews;
  • Broadway stars such as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jerry Orbach, Idena Menzel, Patti LuPone and Barbara Cook; and
  • rare historical recordings of Broadway shows and luminaries such as Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Noel Coward, Al Jolson, and George M. Cohen.


For more information about Footlight Parade, check out our Program Listing.