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IPR's 2021 Holiday Programming

Happy Holidays from all of us at IPR!
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Happy Holidays from all of us at IPR! The programs listed below will be broadcast either on IPR News, Classical, News/Studio One, or Studio One online, which is noted after each program title and broadcast time.

If you're staying home this year, tell your smart speakers to play Iowa Public Radio or be sure to download our app and stream us uninterrupted, wherever you are!

Coming soon: Printable copies of our holiday programming: All holiday programming, IPR News holiday programming, IPR Classical holiday programming, IPR News/Studio One holiday programming, IPR Studio One online holiday programming.

NOVEMBER 25 - Thanksgiving Day

NEWS

Giving Thanks
9 - 10 a.m. on IPR News & IPR News/Studio One
Giving Thanks sounds the way Thanksgiving feels: inviting, warm, and festive. No clichés about pilgrims and pumpkin pies. Instead, it’s a contemporary, thoughtful celebration of spirit of the holiday.

Milk Street Radio - The Thanksgiving Show
10 - 11 a.m. on IPR News & IPR News/Studio One
We’re getting ready for Thanksgiving with some help from our friends. Cheryl Day joins us to answer your holiday baking questions, Sam Fore cooks Thanksgiving with a Sri Lankan take, J. Kenji López-Alt shares why he eats lobster for Thanksgiving, Dan Pashman tells how to eat pie the right way, and we learn to make Yogurt-Roasted Carrots with Warm Spices.

Turkey Confidential
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on IPR News & IPR News/Studio One
We have amazing guests including Southern baking Goddess Cheryl Day of Back in the Day Bakery, the charming Pati Jinich, author of the forthcoming Treasures of the Mexican Table and host of the new PBS Primetime special La Frontera, Co-authors of the newest book, Cooking at Home, Chef David Chang and food journalist Priya Krishna, and J.Kenji Lopez-Alt of Serious Eats.

Milk Street Radio - The Thanksgiving Show
9 - 10 p.m. on IPR News

Giving Thanks
10 - 11 p.m. on IPR News

CLASSICAL

Giving Thanks
12 - 2 p.m.
Giving Thanks sounds the way Thanksgiving feels: inviting, warm, and festive. No clichés about pilgrims and pumpkin pies. Instead, it’s a contemporary, thoughtful celebration of spirit of the holiday. Music from Eric Whitacre, Bach, Copland and more complete the scene.

Symphonies of Iowa: Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, featuring Gil Shaham
2 - 4 p.m.

Every Good Thing
4 - 5 p.m.
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.

NOVEMBER 26

NEWS

Uprooted: The 1950s plan to erase Indian Country
10 - 11 a.m. on IPR News & IPR News/Studio One
In the 1950s, the United States came up with a plan to solve what it called the "Indian Problem." It would assimilate Native Americans by moving them to cities and eliminating reservations. The 20-year campaign failed to erase Native Americans, but its effects on Indian Country are still felt today.

The Afghanistan Papers
12 - 1 p.m. on IPR News & IPR News/Studio One
After a three-year legal battle, The Post obtained hundreds of records of candid interviews assessing the war in Afghanistan and its failures.

Uprooted: The 1950s plan to erase Indian Country
9 - 10 p.m. on IPR News

The Afghanistan Papers
10 - 11 p.m. on IPR News

CLASSICAL

Symphonies of Iowa: wcfsymphony - "From Havana to the Arabian Nights"
2 - 4 p.m.

NOVEMBER 27

CLASSICAL
Symphonies of Iowa: Orchestra Iowa - Beethoven
4 - 6 p.m.

NOVEMBER 28 - Hanukkah Begins

NEWS

Hanukkah Lights 2021
5 - 6 p.m. on IPR News
A perennial NPR favorite returns with the best of the best Hanukkah Lights stories from the last 30 years, read by Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.

CLASSICAL
Candles Burning Brightly
3 - 4 p.m. on IPR Classical
Candles Burning Brightly is a one-hour celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, with an exploration of Chanukah foods and traditional activities and plenty of music.

DECEMBER 6 - Hanukkah Ends

NEWS

Hanukkah Lights 2021
6 - 7 p.m. on IPR News & IPR News/Studio One
A perennial NPR favorite returns with the best of the best Hanukkah Lights stories from the last 30 years, read by Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.