Thanksgiving celebrations may look different for many of us this year, but the challenges 2020 has brought can also help remind us to appreciate the things that matter most. Here at WHRO FM, we are so grateful for the richness that music brings to our lives, and for the opportunity to share that music with you. As always, we’ll bring you warm and joyful music throughout the day to accompany your holiday celebrations. In addition to our local programming with your favorite WHRO hosts, we will also offer some special programs for your enjoyment on Thanksgiving Day.

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Giving Thanks: A Celebration of Fall, Food, & Gratitude, from American Public Media

Giving Thanks with host John Birge brings music and stories together for thoughtful reflection on the meaning of the holiday. This year’s program features conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, poets Rita Dove and Ted Kooser, and music ranging from Moteverdi, to Mozart, to Copland. Wherever this Thanksgiving finds you, Giving Thanks provides the perfect atmosphere: the warmth of great music, and truly memorable words.

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Every Good Thing, from American Public Media

On Thanksgiving, host Andrea Blain and classical music fans from all around the country take some time to give thanks and celebrate one of life's most meaningful gifts: music. It's Every Good Thing — an hour of stories and music to celebrate Thanksgiving. The playlist includes favorites by Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Schubert and more.