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LOE Gives Thanks

Air Date: Week of

The LOE staff wishes all our listeners a happy Thanksgiving season! (Credit: Priscilla Du Preez, Unsplash)

To celebrate Thanksgiving, the cast and crew of Living on Earth shares some of the things in life that we’re truly grateful for.


BASCOMB: So, Steve, you know one of my favorite things about Thanksgiving, other than the pumpkin pie, is the tradition of going around the table and everyone says what they are thankful for.

CURWOOD: Oh, me too. It’s such a great time to reflect on our blessings, really. So, Bobby, what are you thankful for this year?

BASCOMB: So many things, I mean my health, my family but I’ve really been thinking a lot lately about how grateful I am for the things I get to grow, both my children and my garden. How about you Steve?

CURWOOD: First of all, let me speak right to the microphone: I’m thankful for you our listeners, since you help make it possible to keep telling the story of Living on Earth. And I am grateful for my family and health too, and the possibility enough of us will wake up and stop the planetary stampede toward the cliff of climate disaster in time to save us all.

BASCOMB: Nice! I couldn’t agree more! So, we also asked our crew here at the show what they’re grateful for, and here they are.

[MUSIC: Bill Evans Trio, “Autumn Leaves – Album Version – (Take 1)” on Portrait In Jazz, Fantasy, Inc.]

DOERING: I'm producer Jenni Doering and I am thankful for the highlight of this year, which was finally being able to safely hug my sister and my parents for the first time in so many months.

KAUSCH: I'm Mark Kausch when I'm not working on programming strategy for Living on Earth, I teach young people how to play the string bass and I'm thankful for my students, their wit, their passion, their energy. They remind me of how great life can be when we all find ways to deeply connect with each other.

SANTILLI: I'm Genevieve Santilli, I'm an intern here at Living on Earth, and I'm thankful for my healthy friends and family.

BELTRAN: I'm Paloma Beltran an associate producer here at Living on Earth, and I'm thankful for my beautiful baby nephew, Emilio, and for his parents who managed to fill his days with boundless love and care. Thanks for making me the cool auntie.

REGO: I'm Jake Rego, technical director at Living on Earth. This year, I am thankful for all of my friends and family, their good health, and all of their help with renovating my new home.

URTON: I'm Gabriell Urton, an intern for Living on Earth. I'm thankful for having the opportunity to go to college. And I'm also thankful for finally graduating in December.

SETH LENDER: I'm Mark Seth Lender explorer in residence. Where I live on Long Island Sound, we've had hundreds of thousands of menhaden passing through. And because of them, we now have a breeding pair of bald eagles. I'm thankful for the fish, and the people who work for their conservation.

O'NEILL: My name is Aynsley O'Neill, I'm a producer with Living on Earth. I'm thankful for the technology that allows me to see my family virtually over the pandemic, even when we're really far apart.

SHI: I'm Teresa who's an intern here and this year I'm thankful to my girlfriend, Marissa who helped me to connect with nature, and myself again. And for all the walks we took together.

DYKSTRA: This is Peter Dykstra. For the past six years, I've recorded the Beyond the Headlines segment. And I'm grateful for public radio and particularly for Living on Earth for covering heavier news like fossil fuels with my fellow fossil Steve Curwood, more than 30 years of quality coverage on the environment.

CURWOOD: Peter always has a joke, doesn’t he Bobby?

BOBBY: Oh he does. After the break Steve, you’re going to come to my house and dig up a native food that few people have probably heard of.

CURWOOD: That’s right, sunchokes! Or should I say Jerusalem Artichokes? Anyway, Keep listening to Living on Earth.



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