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As listeners recover from overeating, learn about the true history of Thanksgiving: We rebroadcast an interview with Haitian-American soprano Jouvanca Jean-Baptiste will perform the roles of Nedda in Pagliacci, Violetta Valery in La traviata, and Marguerite in Faust with Opera San Jose for the 2011-2012 season. Visit She sings Sun., Nov. 27, 3 PM Next is Larry Douglas who has ruled as one of San Francisco's top trumpet/flugelhorn players for more than three decades. We met at the UMOJA CD release party of Dance of the Kalahari (In Memoriam), just a week ago. In addition to leading his own electro-acoustic group, the Larry Douglas Alltet, Douglas has worked with such stellar musicians as Freddie Hubbard, Chuck Berry, Albert Collins, Sun Ra and Rufus and Carla Thomas. As a member of Johnny Otis and His Orchestra, his playing was featured on four albums including the Grammy-nominated Spirit Of The Black Territory Bands. We are joined by one of our favorite guests, L. Peter Callender, artistic director of AASC, to talk about African American Shakes 2011-2012 season and the classic Cinderella opening Dec. 2, 2012. We close with author Luis J Rodriguez who will speak about  It Calls You Back: An Odyssey through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing. He is in town next week, Dec. 1, 2011, at EastSide Cultural Center, 2277 International Blvd., Oakland, 6-8 PM, doors open at 5:30 PM. (510) 533-6629 and Dec. 5, 2011 at the Mission Campus at CCSF, 1125 Valencia Street, San Francisco, (415) 239-3126.