Thanksgiving http://wamc.org en Listener Essay - One Thanksgiving http://wamc.org/post/listener-essay-one-thanksgiving <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Lynn Elliot Francis has studied privately with authors in upstate New York, where she lives, and at Bread Loaf Writers' Conference in Ripton, Vermont.</p><p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Lynn Elliot Francis 78540 at http://wamc.org Countdown To Turkey Day http://wamc.org/post/countdown-turkey-day <p></p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 12:00:11 +0000 Dave Lucas 78692 at http://wamc.org Countdown To Turkey Day Paul Elisha: Thanksgiving http://wamc.org/post/paul-elisha-thanksgiving <p>As this year’s momentous Thanksgiving Day approaches, adorned with marketing grossness and all-out efforts at political pay-off, pay-back and pontification, this commentator’s conscience is belabored by the habitual harking back to less volatile times, when we were regaled with more memorable tales of Native-American generosity, that made the First Thanksgiving not only possible but seemingly more worthy of our remembrance.&nbsp; Tragic but true, the selfless generosity shown by Native-American tribes to far too many of those who came here seeking ownership, instead of apportionment, was eventually repaid with rapacious plunder and greed.&nbsp; Former Poet-Laureate, William Jay Smith (of partial Native-American extraction, himself) has immortalized the inhumane treatment of&nbsp; American –Indian tribes in his now historic poem: “The Cherokee Lottery,” hailed as one of the “great works” of American literature.</p><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 17:52:00 +0000 Paul Elisha 78608 at http://wamc.org Listener Essay - The Maccabees And Me: The Miracle Of Reinventing Hanukkah http://wamc.org/post/listener-essay-maccabees-and-me-miracle-reinventing-hanukkah <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Tina Lincer is a writer living in Loudonville, NY.</p><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:20:00 +0000 Tina Lincer 78539 at http://wamc.org Thanksgivukkah With Shmaltz Brewing Co. http://wamc.org/post/thanksgivukkah-shmaltz-brewing-co <p></p><p>Break out the latkes, turducken and HE’BREW Beer, it’s time to celebrate Chanukah – which begins on Wednesday and Thanksgiving on Thursday. We do so this morning with the assistance of <a href="http://www.shmaltzbrewing.com/">Shmaltz Brewing Company</a> in Clifton Park. Overlapping for only the second time since President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a federal holiday — the last time it occurred was in 1888 — these two holidays are renowned for enjoying delicious foods and libations.</p><p>Shmaltz<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has a brand new 20,000 square feet brewery in Upstate New York. Their </span>4th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Annual </span>HE’BREW<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Holiday Gift Pack includes a chance to make a beer menorah. Paul </span>McErlean<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the Head Brewer at </span>Shmaltz<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Brewing Company and joins us this morning with suggestions on how to celebrate this Chanukah/Thanksgiving hybrid holiday.</span></p><p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78507 at http://wamc.org Thanksgivukkah With Shmaltz Brewing Co. Listener Essay - A Thanksgiving Paradox http://wamc.org/post/listener-essay-thanksgiving-paradox <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.katecohen.net">Kate Cohen</a> is a writer and editor in Albany, New York.</p><p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 15:30:00 +0000 Kate Cohen 78517 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Open Forum - Thanksgiving : 11/21/12 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-thanksgiving-112112 <p>The day before Thanksgiving - on this edition of Vox Pop, what are you thankful for? WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.</p><p></p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 20:00:00 +0000 52782 at http://wamc.org Thanksgiving: How to Cook it Well http://wamc.org/post/thanksgiving-how-cook-it-well <p>From one of America’s finest food writers, the former restaurant critic for <em>The New York Times</em>, comes a definitive, timeless guide to Thanksgiving dinner—preparing it, surviving it, and pulling it off in style. Wed, 21 Nov 2012 15:35:00 +0000 Katie Britton 52488 at http://wamc.org Thanksgiving: How to Cook it Well Question of the Day - Thankful? http://wamc.org/post/question-day-thankful <p>What are you thankful for?</p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 14:04:39 +0000 Ray Graf 52484 at http://wamc.org Stephen Gottlieb: But for the grace of God http://wamc.org/post/stephen-gottlieb-grace-god <p></p><p>I have often thought back to a conversation I had many years ago with one of my students. She had come from a rural background with a strong, and in many ways admirable, streak of self-reliance. She was dumbfounded when I quoted the saying “There but for the grace of God go I,” often attributed to a sixteenth century evangelical preacher and martyr, John Bradford. How could I, her professor, imagine myself in the position of people who were down and out, people without jobs who needed help?</p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:35:22 +0000 Stephen Gottlieb 52434 at http://wamc.org