Now that the election is past, it's time to focus on things closer to home--like Michigan. Of all the things that Michigan is famous for, it's music is known around the world. WHFR plays the most locally made music and artists including live performances. "Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, will feature as much Michigan music as possible this week, both old and new. Join host DJ Phil Maq on Thursday, November 8th, at 10:00AM for his clever and unusual takes on music!
Join host David Twichell on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 1:00 PM when he speaks with guest Frank Santariga. Frank received a Fellowship in Parapsychology from the American Parapsychological Research Center in Sherman Oaks, California. He is the author of "Paranormal Family and Friends” and currently resides with his family in West Bloomfield, Michigan. Frank has investigated and researched over 650 occurrences of a paranormal nature, most of which consisted of Unidentified Flying Objects.
Here is the latest news about our environment in the weekly podcast from the Sierra Club (from 10-27), and then, in sight of tomorrow's big election, we present TWO TED Talks: David Pizarro's "Politics of Disgust" and Rory Stewart's "Why Democracy Matters." Please listen; please VOTE! Note: This show can be listened to anytime from this website; click on Monday Forum--Talk Shows--(select date).
For the first half of the show, we present an interview with Scott Bowman, the Libertarian Party's candidate for the U.S. Senate. The Libertarian Party is the third largest party in the U.S. with many candidates running across the country. Only WHFR gives you "alternative news and views" to help you make the best choices on Nov. 6. This hour is available for listening anytime from this website: click on Talk Shows--WHFR Journal--(select date).
Election Day is this Tuesday and there is plenty of music about politics, so "Theme Attic", the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, will feature some this week. November 1st is also "All Saints Day," so a few "saintly" selections will be added as well as a look at Hurricane Sandy. Join host DJ Phil Maq on Thursday, November 1st at 10:00 AM for his clever and unusual takes on music!
WHFR is celebrating Halloween with the annual WHFR Trick or Treat Grab Bag giveaway. Just call in anytime on Halloween saying "Trick or Treat" and WHFR will send you a grab bag. If you cannot get to a phone but are at a computer, you can email WHFR too - just put "Trick or Treat" in the subject line. Please one grab bag per person. So call in or email "Trick or Treat" so you can receive a fun treat from WHFR! Call 313-845-9676 (option one for on-air studio) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy Halloween from WHFR!
"Selected Shorts" (PRI) is our 5th Tuesday choice: Fantasy author Neil Gaiman is interviewed about Edgar Allan Poe, American author (1809-1849) most famous for his horror stories. Spirited readings are presented of Poe's "The Telltale Heart," "The Black Cat," and "The Raven." Remember this show can be listened to from this website--or downloaded as a podcast--anytime after broadcast: click on Talk Shows--Tuesday Forum--(select date). BOO!
From Austin, Texas, science news of the week (and some music, too) from EarthSky22: "Hunter's Moon, Halloween, and the Ghoul Star." Then, since it's a Season of Politics, too, we present two commentaries, based on the latest research in economics, from Freakonomics Radio: "Lying to Ourselves" and "We the Sheeple." Boo! Also available as a podcast from this website for listening anytime after broadcast: click on Talk Shows--Monday Forum--(select date).
For the first half hour of today's show, we interview the Green Party candidate for Vice-President of the United States. (Dr. Jill Stein is their candidate for President.) What other radio station gives you the ideas--and resulting choices--left out by the commercial media, radio, TV, and newspapers? This show will be available on this website immediately after broadcast for listening anytime: click on Talk Shows--WHFR Journal--(select date).
"Rock and Roll Monkey and the Robots" Interviewed Live on "5ive Gears in Reverse," Saturday, October 27th, 8-10PM!
This Saturday night, October 27th, from 8-10PM, "5ive Gears in Reverse" throws a "Halloween Hootenanny" & invites Craig Campbell and friends from "Rock and Roll Monkey and the Robots" to join in the fun! They are a Detroit based garage rock band with tunes that are jammed full of snappy lyrics and catchy guitar hooks. Host Stone Perkins will be playing many tunes from their four CDs and talking about them with the creators themselves. Tune in Saturday night and check it out!