Music And Stories For Your Thanksgiving Celebration

Thanksgiving Meal

Add a dash of Colorado Public Radio to your Thanksgiving, with annual specials celebrating fall, food and gratitude on CPR News, CPR Classical and CPR’s OpenAir.

Thanksgiving Day Specials:

“Colorado Thanksgiving” | 12 a.m. - midnight on CPR’s OpenAir

Introduce your out-of-town guests to Colorado’s vibrant music scene with an all-day playlist dedicated to local musicians like Elephant Revival, Reverend Deadeye, SPELLS, Paper Bird, Turner Jackson, Inner Oceans, Wheelchair Sports Camp and many more. See what’s in store at​

"An All-American Classical Thanksgiving" | 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. on CPR Classical

Celebrate the rich tapestry of American music, from Barber and Gershwin, to John Williams, Jennifer Higdon, Philip Glass and Duke Ellington. Learn more at

“Turkey Confidential” | 10 a.m. - noon on CPR News

Enjoy this annual call-in show for chefs, kitchen helpers and dinner guests alike, with tips from host Lynne Rossetto Kasper on the biggest cooking day of the year. Learn more about scheduled guests, including America's Test Kitchen co-host Bridget Lancaster, and submit your cooking questions ahead of time at

“Giving Thanks” | 7 - 8 p.m. on CPR News | 5 - 7 p.m. on CPR Classical

After dinner, unwind with American Public Media host John Birge, featuring holiday food-for-thought: music, poetry and stories to round out your evening.

If you’re like thousands of Americans who’ll be on the road this Thanksgiving, you can take CPR News, CPR Classical and CPR’s OpenAir with you while you travel with the Colorado Public Radio app.

Keep an ear out after Thanksgiving for more holiday programs from Colorado Public Radio, including music and stories for Hanukkah, Christmas and the New Year.