Thanksgiving, new CPS lunch, how the founding fathers celebrated Thanksgivukkah

November 27, 2013



The Afternoon Shift tackles everything you want to know about Thanksgiving. But first, we check in with WBEZ statehouse reporter Tony Arnold about a possible pension deal in Springfield. Later on in the show, WBEZ producer Monica Eng takes a look at the new school lunches at CPS with a few local teens. Then, Eric Schulmiller, Cantor of The Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore, tells us how our founding fathers also celebrated Thanksgivukkah.

In the second hour, Eng and WBEZ food contributor Louisa Chu take calls, answer questions about the best way to cook a turkey. Kate Maehr, executive director of the Greater Chicago Food Depository, checks in to talk about fighting hunger over the holidays. And WBEZ producer Becky Vevea offers a vegetarian's perspective on the holidays.