November 20, 1972 - MPR’s Mark Heistad shares a poignant childhood memory of the sights, sounds and smells on a rural farm during the harvest season.
November 22, 1984 - MPR’s Doug Hamilton interviews Ron Libertus, of the Ojibwe Nation, on his thoughts on Indian studies and Thanksgiving. Libertus discusses the concept of “giving thanks.”
November 28, 1985 - MPR’s Bill Catlin reports on the many dishes and preparations of a traditional Thanksgiving event on the Eidem Farm in Brooklyn Park.
November 24, 1993 - MPR’s John Rabe talks with two Native Americans on their thoughts regarding a celebration of “giving of thanks” and their concept of joining for a mass service of various religious denominations.
November 27, 1993 - MPR’s Chris Roberts interviews Karal Ann Marling, a local author and scholar of American popular culture and art. Marling discusses history of the holiday bird, the turkey.
November 24, 1994 - Minnesota author Susan Carol Hauser reads short essay on her family’s ritual Thanksgiving drive to see the Christmas lights in downtown Minneapolis.
November 11, 1995 - Minnesota author Lawrence Sutin comments on his life progression of Thanksgiving…from childhood memories and young adulthood, to the present day, where he is now the one carving the turkey.
November 27, 1996 - MPR’s Leif Enger interviews Mary McGowan, owner of Trocano’s restaurant, about opening the doors to local community for Thanksgiving.
November 23, 2000 - MPR’s Cathy Wurzer talks with Steven Meads, a chef at Mud Pie, who shares suggestions for folks who might want to make a quick, low fat vegetarian dish for Thanksgiving feast.
November 27, 2003 - It's Turkey Day -- a day for feasting on fowl. But what about people who don't eat turkey? MPR’s Chris Julin thought to find some alternatives at a co-op grocery store, so he paid a visit.