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The History of Thanksgiving and Coming Together to Give Gratitude

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Today on The Mountain Life, Lynn and Pete are joined by New York Times bestselling author Denise Kiernan who talks about the history of Thanksgiving and the woman who helped create the national holiday. Her new book is called We Gather Together and she traces how long we’ve been coming together and practicing gratitude. It’s sociology and history of this revered holiday all in one.

Lynn Ware Peek is a long-time contributor to KPCW. She joined the station in 2008 with Tales from the Wasatch Back, was a reporter from 2012 to 2016, and co-hosts and produces two of KPCW’s Public Affairs Hour shows, The Mountain Life, on health and lifestyle, on Wednesdays and Cool Science Radio, tackling science and technology every Thursday.
Pete Stoughton is the Brand Relations Manager at Trail and Ultra Running as well as the Director of Programs at CCPC. Basically, he is the behind the scenes guy at TAUR. When he's not getting his TAUR on, or running 2-3,000 miles a year. His own personal running ranges from 100 mile races to track workouts. Nevertheless, a scenic run with friends is were he finds inner peace.