What’s on MPR News – 11/22/18

A selector pod on the console used by MPR technical directors during broadcasts selects a source to put on the air. If it’s anywhere in the world, it can be brought into a studio and onto the air.

Thursday November 22, 2018
(Subject to change as events dictate)

9 a.m. – Brains On!
The science of cooking. The kitchen isn’t just for grownups. This special explores why meat browns, how refrigerators work, why water and oil don’t mix and the best way to use a knife. Featuring The Splendid Table’s Francis Lam, experts from America’s Test Kitchen and other special guests.

10 a.m.- Giving Thanks
Host John Birge presents a contemporary celebration of gratitude, with music and stories of Thanksgiving. This year’s “Giving Thanks” also celebrates the Feast Day of St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music. Special guests include John Rutter, with a world premiere of his latest choral work, conductor Nic McGegan…and it offers a remembrance of former U.S. Poet Laureate Donald Hall.

11 a.m. – Turkey Confidential
Splendid Table host Francis Lam helps solve kitchen crises in real time live on your radio. This year’s special guests include former host Lynne Rossetto Kasper, chefs Dorie Greenspan, Pati Jinich , and many more.

1 p.m. – The Takeaway
On this Thanksgiving, we talk food — from the abundance that inspired this holiday to how the Food Network has shaped our views on cooking.

2 p.m. – BBC NewsHour
Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister says his country will pay for Yemen’s reconstruction following the war there.

3 p.m. – All Things Considered
The anniversary of the India attacks; the Thanksgiving chain of gratitude; Florida campaigns and Latinos; an obituary for the creator of the green bean casserole hotdish.

6:00 p.m. – Marketplace
Justice in America is expensive. But for some investors, going to court can be a money-making opportunity.

6:30 p.m. – The Daily
TBA

7 p.m. – The World
Russian-born journalist Masha Gessen opens her home to queer asylum seekers in New York every Thanksgiving. This year, the tradition has even more relevance for her, with President Trump seeking to make it more difficult to get asylum in the US.

Plus, a Native American chef who grew up on a reservation in South Dakota says he considered abandoning the holiday, because of the way it whitewashes what his ancestors went through. But in the end, he decided to reinvent it.

And we have some music from Mexican-born jazz singer Magos Herrera.

8 p.m. – Fresh Air
Singer and pianist Linda Gail Lewis and songwriter, singer and guitarist Robbie Fulks will perform in our studio. They have a new album of duets called “Wild, Wild, Wild.” Most of the songs were written by Fulks. Linda Gail Lewis is younger sister of Jerry Lee Lewis. She learned to play piano from watching him. They started performing together when she was 14.