This is Thanksgiving week 2017. WKAR hosts, reporters, interns and more are sharing what they're thankful for and a favorite word associated with "Thanksgiving."
"What I'm most grateful for this Thanksgiving are my colleagues who fill in for me when I'm away and get up so early. And for my set of 'twinkies' Carson and Daisy who I hope will sleep in on this holiday. My favorite word associated with Thanksgiving? Coffee." - Brooke Allen, "Morning Edition" host
"I'm most grateful for three wonderful women in my life: my wife Karen and my daughters Amy and Megan. My favorite word associated with Thanksgiving is tryptophan." - Kevin Lavery, WKAR reporter/producer
"I'm most grateful for my family and friends. My favorite phrase associated with Thanksgiving is family game night. Because after every Thanksgiving dinner we sit around the table and play card games and board games." - Amanda Barberena, WKAR "All Things Considered" intern
"What I'm most grateful for this Thanksgiving is my beautiful baby daughter and my wonderful partner. My favorite word associated with Thanksgiving is movies. Nothing beats sitting around the TV with your loved ones and watching your favorite flicks." - Karel Vega, WKAR "All Things Considered" host.
"What I'm most grateful for this Thanksgiving is family, friends and my amazing work colleagues. My favorite word associated with Thanksgiving: football!" - Scott Pohl, WKAR reporter/producer
"I'm grateful my dog and I moved here safely to Michigan, our great team here at WKAR and that I got to enjoy some Caribbean bands and beaches this year! The word I most associate with Thanksgiving is indigestion because I usually eat way too much!" - Reginald Hardwick, WKAR Digital News Director
"I'm most thankful for is my last 3-and-a-half years at Michigan State University, everything from WKAR to all my professors to every experience I've had here. The word that comes to mind? Pie.. sweet potato, pecan, whatever it is. Going home and getting a slice of that is really a Thanksgiving special for me so I can't wait for that one." - Isaac Constans, WKAR "Current Sports" engineer and producer