In this week's installment of Skepticality, the official podcast of Michael Schermer's The Skeptic Society, host Derek talks to Ian Harris, a science-based comedian who is part of a troupe of comedians who all center their work on topics that science loving folks will really enjoy; the tour is called "The Evolution of Comedy Tour." Ian and Derek discuss how comedy seems to be a great fit for skeptical and scientific issues.
This Week Joe will be featuring the British Musical OLIVER! on Big Band, Broadway, and Beyond. OLIVER! is based on the OLIVER TWIST by Charles Dickens and it premiered in London's West End in 1960 and then the Broadway run in 1963. This musical, including the script, music, and lyrics is composed by Lionel Bart. Tune into the Big Band, Broadway, and Beyond on this Friday and every Friday between 10am - 1pm.
"Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, will mostly feature songs that focus on Mexico and the Cinco de Mayo celebration this Saturday. But this past week also included May Day, so a few protest songs will be thrown in for seasoning. And, oh yeah, it's also a full moon on Saturday as well as the Kentucky Derby, so who knows what else you might hear. Join host DJ Phil Maq on Thursday, May 3 at 10:00 AM for his clever and unusual takes on music!
Dr. Jesse Marcel Jr. joins host David Twichell to share his personal experience in 1947 when his father woke him up in the middle of the night to show him the strange debris that was retrieved from a field near Roswell, NM. Was the material found from a downed "weather balloon" or an extraterrestrial craft? And why couldn't the most elite officers of the only nuclear base in the country at the time tell the difference? You be the judge. Dr. Marcel retired as a full bird Colonel in 2005 after serving his country as a flight surgeon for the 189th Attack Helicopter Battalion.
Our two choices for best audio podcasts of the last week: from Philosophy Talk, "What Is Love?" and from the TED series of conferences, "How To Buy Happiness" by Michael Norton. (Could the two topics be related?) This show will be archived on this website immediately after broadcast for listening anytime: click on Talk Shows--Monday Forum--(select date).
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Today, Saturday April 28, is the final day of WHFR's Radiothon 2012. This is your last chance to receive any of the special incentive items various DJs are offering on their shows and call in to pledge your support. Also, today only until 6pm there is a special matching grant being offered by an anonymous donor to encourage listeners to get their pledges in today. Make sure you listen to WHFR and call in to donate today: 313-845-9676 option 1.
Mayor O'Reilly will answer questions that have been piling up from our recent "The New WHFR Journal" shows (Fridays, 1-2 PM, archived on this website), covering local issues and alternative views, and presented to him by "Journal" host, Jay Korinek. Note: this show will be available as a podcast from this site immediately after broadcast; click on Talk Shows/Tuesday Forum/(select date). The Mayor's State of the City address is also available as a podcast; click on Talk Shows/WHFR Journal/3-9-12.
Host Margaret King Ahmed interviews Eddie Fakoury, Executive Director of the Dearborn Education Foundation [dearbornedfoundation.org], on its essential role to provide supplemental funding for our public schools. This special LIVE "Radiothon 2012" show will give us all ideas on how to raise money--beyond the present help of state government--for the good of the future of our children. Anytime after broadcast, this show can be listened to from our website: click on Talk Shows/Monday Forum/(date of broadcast).
It is finally here, Radiothon 2012, WHFR's annual pledge drive. One week out of the year we ask our loyal listeners to pledge their support to their favorite noncommercial independent radio station - WHFR. This year Radiothon is April 22-28. Since Radiothon's first day is on Earth Day (Sunday April 22) we have special Earth Day pledge incentive: if you donate $30 or more on Earth day, WHFR will "give you the world" - a stress relief global with WHFR's logo on it. This special Earth Day incentive is only available to those that call in and pledge their support on Earth Day so make sure you call in NOW: 313-845-9676 option 1 OR 1-800-585-HFCC ext 9676 option 1.
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