With all the issues facing Detroit, we feature a very relevent new show from Philosophy Talk--"Cities, Gentrification, and Inequality," and always reverent, we hear from former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm in her new TED Talk, "A Clean Energy Proposal." Note: You can listen to this hour as a podcast from this website anytime after broadcast; just click on Talk Shows--Monday Forum--(select date).
Beginning with our recording of Mayor O'Reilly's speech from last Wedensday evening--about 35 minutes--host Jay Korinek will make some comments, and then move on to the other local stories of the week. Miss this broadcast?--check out the podcast on this website, anytime: click on Talk Shows--WHFR Journal--(select date).
Please join your musical host, Tom Wilson, on "Space is the Place" this Friday at 6pm. Tom will feature the CD "A Silent Comedy" which is the the latest release of influential and respected Avant-Garde guitarist Bill Frisell. This solo outing demonstrates Frisell's ability to create complex harmonies, bizarre voicing and other unique qualities of his music. Also featured will be music from the Stockholm Underground scene of 1967 and a tribute to Lou Reed as he turns 71 on Saturday, March 2nd. Remember to check out great music that matters with Tom Wilson on "Space is the Place"!
Time is a unit by which we measure our existence, to understand the incomprehensible. "Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, will feature songs about time and other "related" topics. Join host DJ Phil Maq on Thursday, February 28th, at 10:00AM for his clever and unusual takes on music--and for a good "time!"
Mayor John B. O'Reilly gives the speech of the year about the city of Dearborn, and WHFR will be there, broadcasting it live over the air and webcasting, too (technology and weather permitting). Join Station Advisor Jay Korinek and WHFR News Director Dennis Rymarz for this annual event--and listen to our "New WHFR Journal," this Friday from 1-2 PM for reaction and commentary. NOTE: This event is open to the general public, but limited to the capacity of the City Hall auditorium; arrive early if you're considering this.
James Grant, a WHFR DJ who had his own unique view of the music world, passed away a year ago. His show was called Urban Rock Radio, a mixture of rock, punk, blues, and other genres prominently featuring black artists. Join host DJ Phil Maq as he recalls and plays some of James' favorite music, Wednesday, February 27th, at 10 AM--the show's usual time slot, to remember him.
"Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, will have a special guest in the studio today. Roy Scoutz, a talented instrumental guitarist, will be featured live in the studio. The other themes for this special edition will be Tuesdays, of course, as well as February songs. Join host DJ Phil Maq today at 2PM for his clever and unusual takes on music!
Tuesday FORUM, 2-26-13, 1-2 PM: Black History Month Special from Philosophy Talk--"Black Solidarity"
From the abolition of slavery to the Black Power movement, black unity has been considered a powerful method to achieve freedom and equality. But does black solidarity still make sense in a supposedly post-racial era? Or should we be moving past all racial identities and identity politics? And how should we think about racial solidarity versus class or gender solidarity? In celebration of Black History Month, John and Ken join forces with Tommie Shelby from Harvard University, author of We Who Are Dark: The Philosophical Foundations of Black Solidarity.
Our choices for the best podcasts from the internet for this week are two shows from Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner: "How to Think About Guns" and "The Downside of More Miles," plus from Philosophy Bites, "Gun Control." This hour will be available from this website as a podcast immediately after broadcast for listening anytime: click on Talk Shows--Monday Forum--(select date).
"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.