thanksgiving

Thanksgiving & Gratitude During a Pandemic

Nov 25, 2020
NPR

Thanksgiving in America has become a time for overladen tables, the Macy's Parade, football, and Black Friday shopping. This year looks a little different, of course, but how did we get here? Plus, how do we practice gratitude when it feels like 2020 has given us so little to be grateful for? This and more in this week's In the Moment Podcast.

"We Gather Together" with Denise Kiernan

Nov 18, 2020
Courtesy: Penguin Random House

Thanksgiving in America has become a time for overladen tables, the Macy's Parade, football, and Black Friday shopping. This year looks a little different, of course, but how did we get here?

In "We Gather Together," Denise Kiernan turns her passion for history and unparalleled research to a topic that could not be timelier: gratitude.

We Gather Together Audiobook Excerpt:

Audio excerpted courtesy Penguin Random House Audio from We Gather Together by Denise Kiernan, read by the author.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... November 21, 2018 Show 465 Hour 1

Many South Dakotans are heading out for the long weekend, but others stay on the job to keep the rest of us safe.

Tony Harrison is National Trustee for the South Dakota Fraternal Order of Police. He's a captain with the Pennington County Sheriff's Department.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... November 21, 2018 Show 465 Hour 1

Carla White is a mobile strategist and designer. She's the creator of apps including the Gratitude app, which helps users rewire their brains in just five minutes a day.

She's also author of the book "Idea to iPhone: A fun and easy-to-read guide to creating your first app for the iPhone & iPad."

She joins In the Moment host Lori Walsh for a pre-Thanksgiving conversation about gratitude.

Dakota Midday: The First Official Thanksgiving

Nov 23, 2016
www.ideastations.org

The First Official Thanksgiving tells the story of how a group of settlers celebrated Thanksgiving when they landed at Berkeley Plantation in Virginia, December 4, 1619 - over a year before the Pilgrims settled at Plymouth. "The documentary is about the little known story of America's first English Thanksgiving," says Graham Woodlief, President of the Virginia Thanksgiving Festival. Award-winning WCVE PBS Producer and Director Paul Roberts uses the film to tell a local story with local people. The First Official Thanksgiving airs Wednesday at 10:00 p.m. CT, on SDPB-TV.

Several major retailers are getting a jump on Black Friday by opening on Thanksgiving. Black Friday is the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season with stores offering special deals. Over the past few years, online retailers have been offering discounts as well on Cyber Monday. Jessie Schmidt with the Better Business Bureau in Sioux Falls joined Dakota Midday with safe shopping tips.

As motorists hit the road for Thanksgiving, they’re spending less on gas than they did a year ago. According to GasBuddy.com, the average price for a gallon of regular gas in South Dakota a year ago was $3.15. This morning the state average was $2.77 with some stations in Sioux Falls selling gas for as low as $2.34. The national average of $2.80 is the lowest since December of 2010. GasBuddy senior petroleum analyst Patrick DeHaan joined Dakota Midday and discussed the continuing decline of gas prices.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

There's a reason they call it Turkey Day. People across South Dakota prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving with bountiful meals, and some forget to count the calories. Ahead of the big day, a Sioux Falls fitness expert has a few tips for managing the food-focused holiday.