"Space is the Place" celebrates the 46th Anniversary of John Coltranes "Interstellar Space" on Friday 2/22/13 at 6pm

Please join host Tom Wilson as he brings you this rare duet recording of "Interstellar Space" with John Coltrane and drummer Rashied Ali recorded on February 22nd, 1967. This complex, brilliant and intense music is presented in its entirety, 46 years to the day of its landmark recording. This recording demonstrates the mastery of John Coltrane at his Avant Garde best, shortly before his untimely death. Also on the show, will be the music of pioneering "industrial" band, "Throbbing Gristle" as co-founding member, Genisis P. Orridge turns 63 years old.

Black History, Whales, and Winter on "Theme Attic," Thursday, February 21st, 10AM-Noon!

"Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, will make a journey into the vast amount of choices of African American music for Black History month. The rest of the show will feature songs about whales and, hopefully, the last look at winter songs for this year. Join host DJ Phil Maq on Thursday, February 21st, at 10:00AM for his clever and unusual takes on music!

Tuesday Forum: Metaphysically Speaking for 02/19/13 at 1pm with Special Guest: Chrissie Blaze

Be sure to join host Mike Holloway and his special guest Chrissie Blaze on the next edition of "Metaphysically Speaking". Chrissie is an international speaker, author and ordained priest in the Aetherius Society. Tune in as Chrissie and Mike talk about a wide range of topics including the formation of the Aetherius Society and it's founder Dr. George King to world peace to near death experiences to alien life. Whew! What an array of fascinating material. Once again, that's "Metaphysically Speaking" this Tuesday February 19th at 1pm.

Monday FORUM, 2-18-13, 6-7 PM: Maya Angelou's Black History Month Special 2013: "Telling the Story"

Maya Angelou’s Black History Month Special 2013, “Telling Our Stories,” features five celebrated guests, Kofi Annan, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Regina Taylor and Oprah Winfrey sharing candid stories about their paths to achievement and their place in the annals of black history. Maya Angelou, a 2011 recipient of the President’s Medal of Freedom and civil rights activist appointed by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as the Northern Coordinator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, brings music, poetry, history and insight to the stories of her guests.

Valentine's Day & "Theme Attic":A Perfect Pair, Thursday, February 14th, 10AM-Noon!

"Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, will play songs about love and other related topics. For the third year in a row, Bert Philbert will be in charge of setting the mood. Join host Bert (AKA DJ Phil Maq) on Thursday, February 14th, at 10:00AM for his clever and amorous takes on music!

Tuesday FORUM, 2-12-13, 1-2 PM: ASTEROID passes very close this Friday!

SPECIAL: Two of the best weekly science podcasts from the internet tell the story of the ASTEROID that will MISS the earth this Friday, Feb. 15--but not by much (17,000 miles)! Here are the most recent episodes of "EarthSky22" and "Planetary Radio" to give you the background. This hour will also be available as a podcast on this website, for listening anytime after our broadcast: click on Talk Shows--Tuesday Forum--(select date).

Monday FORUM: 2-11-13, 6-7 PM: Philosophy Talks & Freakonomics Radio

Our top two choices this week for podcasts from the internet: Philosophy Talk's "Is It All Relative?" tries to find some objective facts in all the chaos, and Freakonomics Radio's "Sure, I Remember That" makes us aware that our memories can be manufactured and thus we can be manipulated by others, especially politicians.

WHFR Benefit Concert Featuring Mardi Gras Jazz TONIGHT (Feb 9) at Joe Vicar's Andiamo Italian Steakhouse in Dearborn

HFCC's student-run public radio station WHFR-FM (89.3) will host a benefit concert featuring local Mardi Gras jazz artists Saturday, Feb. 9, at Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse, located at 21400 Michigan Avenue in Dearborn. This event takes place from 7 to 11 p.m. Headlining this benefit event is “In The Tradition” jazz ensemble. Other artists scheduled to play include Rosalind Sample-Mosley, Banjo Mike, and others. The concert offers a great opportunity to see these talented jazz acts in one spectacular night of live music. The cost to attend this special event is $5, payable to WHFR Radio. Guests can enjoy pasta buffet, food and drinks for an additional cost. All ages are welcome to attend.

WHFR Journal, 2-8-13, 1-2 PM: Lansing press conference on Medicaid Expansion (2-6-13)

Last Wednesday, Gov. Rick Snyder "crashed" a press conference sponsored by health organizations in support of expanding Medicaid eligibility to an estimated 450,000 low income individuals. He supports it--and here are the reasons! (Thanks to MIRS.com)

"Theme Attic," Kicks Off Mardi Gras Weekend, Thursday, February 7th, 10AM-Noon!

Many people will celebrate Mardi Gras this weekend and "Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, gets to kick start it musically for another year! Prepare for a large gumbo flavored helping of New Orleans themed music, a look in at Hamtramck, and a small peek at Carnival. Join host DJ Phil Maq on Thursday, February 7th, at 10:00AM for his clever and unusual takes on music!

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