3: Poultry Slam 1995

3: Poultry Slam 1995

Dec 1, 1995
Stories decrying the wonders of turkeys, chickens, and other fowl.
  • Duki's story. When Danielle's family serves poultry at their dinner table, no one utters the word "chicken." Instead, it is always called "fish." Danielle explains why with the help of her friend "Duki." (20 minutes)

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  • Julie Showalter, who grew up on a turkey farm, tells the story of the night 3,000 turkeys died. (8 minutes)

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  • A poultry-themed poem by Luis Rodriguez. (4 minutes)

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  • Verda Mae Grosvenor, host of NPR's Seasonings, shows Ira how to tell a chicken is done simply by listening the sound of the grease. (6 minutes)

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  • Writer David Sedaris tells of the giddiness he felt when he purchased a taxidermy turkey head — attached to its foot. (3 minutes)

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  • Starting on radio station WCFL in Chicago, "Chickenman" was a much-loved radio feature in the 1960s. Ira presents the first new "Chickenman" episode since 1969. (8 minutes)Radio

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