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.
"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!
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).
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.
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)
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!
In 2001, “The Disclosure Project” held a press conference at the prestigious National Press Club in Washington DC. 20 of the more than 400 of its members testified to their personal involvement with the UFO phenomenon. These are high ranking military, government and corporate officials with inside knowledge of UFOs and their cover-up. Today, we will play selected testimonies from that conference. Join us and be witness to the news conference that marked the beginning of official UFO disclosure.
Canada's best environmental news and information radio show is "The Green Majority," produced and broadcast weekly by CIUT 89.5 FM in Toronto. Hosted by Daryn Caister, this show, from 1-4-13, reviews the highlights and lowlights of 2012. Remember, you can listen to this episode from this website anytime after broadcast: click on Talk Shows--Monday Forum--(select date).
Award Winning Canadian Band, "Sultans of String," Live on Bonus "Theme Attic" World Music Show, Monday, February 4th, 10AM-1PM!
"Sultans of String," a Canadian band famous for its unique blend of Middle Eastern, Spanish, and other musical influences, will be featured live in the WHFR studios tomorrow! "Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, will feature the band as they play music from their three albums. Of course, since it is "Theme Attic," you better pack your musical passport since the themes will focus on different countries before and after they play. Join host DJ Phil Maq on Monday, February 4th, at 10:00AM for the fun!