During a one-hour special, "The Promised Land: Different Takes on the Legacy of Martin Luther King," activist, environmentalist, humanitarian Majora Carter gauges the reach of King's influence. How far have we come? What has been the impact on our kids? On our communities? You'll meet a minister who suggests that King's legacy holds no meaning for today's children, and a composer whose newly commissioned work "The Homecoming: In Memoriam Martin Luther King" had its premier in September 2008.
"Local news and views for Dearborn and the surrounding area"--today's Journal features an interview with councilperson Janet Badalow, commenting on the challenges for Dearborn Heights, now and in the future. Note: for the podcast of this show, available anytime after broadcast from this website, click on "Talk Shows"--"WHFR Journal"--(select date).
Three things that you can count on every year in the Detroit area towards the end of January is the Auto Show, cold weather, and the annual remembrance of Martin Luther King, Jr.. "Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, will play music about all three. There will be a couple of other themed sets as well. Join host DJ Phil Maq on Thursday, January 17th, at 10:00AM for his clever and unusual takes on music!
Be sure to listen to the next edition of "Metaphysically Speaking" when host Mike Holloway along with his special guests, Pat and Dave Krajovic discuss Transformational Breathing. Pat, Dave and Mike will talk about how breathing and staying in the "now" will help people cope with the daily chaos in their private lives as well as the world around them. They will touch upon such subjects as how to live healthier lives, achieve greater peace and attain more clarity of purpose. Discover how better breathing can truly be "transforming"!
"Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, will focus on an instrument that is often overlooked but sometimes is the soundscape ingredient to spice things up. It was the favorite instrument of beatniks, and they might have been on to something. There will be a couple of other themed sets as well. Join host DJ Phil Maq on Thursday, January 10th, at 10:00AM for his clever and unusual takes on music!
2012 had a lot of great music! "Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, will finish putting the year to rest and start on 2013. Join host DJ Phil Maq on Thursday, January 3rd, at 10:00AM for his clever and unusual takes on music!
"A Season's Griot" is public radio's only nationally syndicated Kwanzaa program. Hosted by acclaimed storyteller Madafo Lloyd Wilson, this annual one-hour special captures the tales and traditions of African-American and African peoples.
Music critics have weighed in with their mostly commercial choices for the best music of the year. WHFR.FM plays many different styles of music, and this week each DJ will give their own unique slant on what they think is the Best of 2012 in their own format! Tune in and join the fun!
So many holidays, so few days to celebrate! To help, our WHFR staff have prerecorded more than a dozen very special hour-long shows to celebrate: Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, the New Year, WHFR's Birthday (Dec. 20th--we're 27!), and WINTER, in general. Representing many of our regularly featured musical styles, our local hosts will give you lots of holiday music "little heard elsewhere on Detroit radio"--and best wishes to all our Loyal Listeners!
It's been a busy "lame duck" session in the Michigan legislature in Lansing these past weeks, and we will get the full story from our local Representative, George Darany, for the full hour. Note: this show will be available as a podcast for listening anytime after broadcast: click on Talk Shows--WHFR Journal--(select date).