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Giving Thanks

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Host John Birge creates a thoughtful, contemporary reflection on the meaning of Thanksgiving, which this year includes music from pianist Jacqueline Schwab, who provided the music for Ken Burns' "The Civil War." Also, a Thanksgiving blessing from Baxter Black and a visit from poet and former NEA chairman Dana Gioia, plus a tribute to the great writer Nora Ephron, with a warm and funny highlight of her visit last year.    Full program details here.  Thursday at 1pm.  (Open Air returns next week.)

David Latulippe is host of Open Air, KALW's weekly radio magazine of the performing arts, as well as for Explorations in Music, and the Berkeley Symphony broadcasts. He has also hosted and produced the radio series From the Conservatory, Music from Mills, and Music at Menlo, and is principal guest host for Revolutions Per Minute.