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"A MOMbo Thanksgiving"
From PRI, Public Radio International
by Nanci Olesen

NEW! Listen to "A MOMbo Thanksgiving" and more in the MOMbo MOMents podcast!

"A MOMbo Thanksgiving" host and producer Nanci Olesen extends a challenge and an invitation to listeners: "Let's plunge right into this stew of emotions that we often find ourselves in during the holidays. This is the year that expectations will be low, and the fun is going to shine through."

With that, Olesen welcomes listeners to a Thanksgiving dinner at her house. Hers is a voice from the home front. While the turkey roasts, she talks with Native American political activist, former vice-presidential candidate (and mother) Winona La Duke about how she celebrates Thanksgiving. Author and psychologist Dr. Harriet Lerner (The Mother Dance and The Dance of Anger) also joins Olesen to talk about family dynamics around the holiday table.

"A MOMbo Thanksgiving" weaves music, poetry, commentary, cooking tips, and lively conversation. An especially delightful mix of music bridges the conversations, interviews, and Thanksgiving meal preparation: a musical feast prepared by artists ranging from Neil Young and Cordelia's Dad to The Mountain Singers Male Quartet.

The show is 59 minutes long.

 

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