The New WHFR Journal, 12-9-11, 1-2 PM: Special Guest--Dan Merritt, Green Brain Comics

Dan Merritt, besides being co-owner (with his wife Katie) of Green Brain Comics in east Dearborn, is also the vice president of the EDDDA, East Dearborn Downtown Development Authority. He'll speak of the area's growth and future plans, and the role of the EDDDA, as well as the struggles of today's small business person in general. (NOTE: Dan is also a former WHFR DJ!)

Wishes and Christmas on "Theme Attic" this week, Thursday, 10-Noon, December 8th!

It's the time of the year when people of all ages might actually wish for something. "Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, takes a non-definitive look at songs about "wishes" and throws in some Christmas songs for good measure! Join host DJ Phil Maq on Thursday, December 8th at 10:00 AM for his clever and unusual takes on music!

Tuesday FORUM, 12-6-11, 1-2 PM: We Are Not Alone wsg Paul Von Ward

Host David Twichell interviews Paul Von Ward, an independent scholar, author and ordained Baptist minister. His book, “We Have Never Been Alone: A History of Extraterrestrial Intervention," explores the ancient astronaut theory, world religions, and cultural myths to demonstrate their connection with today’s UFO phenomenon. Mr. Ward has graduate degrees in government and psychology from Harvard and Florida State University, and for three decades has served as a U.S. naval officer, U.S. diplomat, and international educator.

Monday FORUM, 12-5-11, 6-7 PM: Freakonomics Radio and 3 EarthSky8 interviews

This episode of Freakonomics Radio explores Gullibility--why people believe and/or do dumb things. One example: why do we believe in Climate Change? EarthSky8 presents the opinions of three scientists: Richard Alley, The Abruptness of Climate Change; Frank Wentz, More Rain?; and Frank Hill, No New Ice Age. Listen and decide for yourself!

"Theme Attic" looks at "Financial Turmoil" this week, Thursday, 10-Noon, December 1st!

The global economy appears to be very volatile these days. So it seems logical for "Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, to feature songs loosely based on finance. Join host DJ Phil Maq on Thursday, December 1st at 10:00 AM for his clever and unusual takes on music!

Tuesday FORUM, 11-29-11, 1-2 PM: Dearborn Heights News & Views

Join host Ned Apigian, Dearborn Heights council person, for a "Financial Analysis of the Future of the City," with the current Dearborn Heights City Assessor, Barbara McDermott; the City Comptroller, Vince Macari; and the Human Resources Director, Elizabeth Sobota-Perry.

Monday FORUM, 11-28-11, 6-7 PM: Parent Connection

The Univeristy of Michigan-Dearborn's Environmental Interpretive Center is featured, as an ideal real-world science resource for students and their parents. Guests are: David Susko, Director of EIC, and Julie Craves, Superivisor of Avian Research at Rouge River Bird Observatory. Host: Margaret King Ahmed.

Happy Thanksgiving from WHFR

WHFR will feature normal Thursday programming until 4pm when we will air a very special Garrison Keillor Thanksgiving Show from 4-5pm and then starting at 5pm please enjoy Classical 24 throughout the evening. So make sure you listen to the Thanksgiving editions of THEME ATTIC (10am-noon); BLUESTIME (Noon-2pm) and GLOBAL VILLAGE (2-4pm) and then our special Thanksgiving programming starting at 4pm.

Monday FORUM, 11-21-11, 6-7 PM: TED, MonsterTalk, & Freakonomics

This week we feature (1) TED Talks: Charlie Todd on the shared experience of absurdity [sorry, originally a VIDEO presentation--just listen carefully and IMAGINE], (2) MonsterTalk: Paranormality (Psychic Dogs, Ghosts, & Silly Voices): an interview with Richard Wiseman, and (3) a short Freakonomics [Stephen J. Dubner] report on "Unnatural Turkeys." Happy Thanksgiving!
NEXT Monday: another episode of our locally-produced talk show "Parent Connection" with host Margaret King Ahmed.

Le Ren On The Motor Live Drive @ 5 Today

Le Ren a band that splits it's time between L. A. and the Motor City is cruising into the Live Drive studio today. A combination of acoustic and elect-sonics sounds they are described as ambient, shoegaze, electronica.

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