Grads, Dads, and Weddings are featured on "Theme Attic" this week, Thursday, 10-Noon, June, 14th!

June is one of the busiest social months of the year so "Theme Attic", the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, is going to focus on them this week. Graduations, Father's Day, weddings and other June related themes will be featured. Join host DJ Phil Maq on Thursday, June 14th at 10:00 AM for his clever and unusual takes on music!

Tuesday FORUM, 6-12-12, 1-2 PM: Philosophy Talk

From two philosophy professors at Stanford University, we learn their "Philosophy Summer Reading List 2012." Why not read a book that actually has something to say? If you miss the broadcast, you can later listen right from this website: click on Talk Shows--Tuesday Forum--(select date). NOTE: "Henry Ford Community College Campus Connection," usually here on the second Tuesday of each month, is on hiatus.

Monday FORUM, 6-11-12, 6-7 PM: Sierra Club & Freakonomics

Two of the best recent podcasts from the internet: Sierra Club Radio from 6-2-12 gives us the latest environmental news, and from Freakonomics Radio, Stephen J. Dubner: "You Eat What You Are, Pt. 2"--the challenge of feeding 7 billion people while protecting the environment. If you miss the broadcast, you can listen to it from our website: click on Talk Shows--Monday Forum--(select date).

BOSTON BLACKIE Starts TONIGHT (Thursday June 7) as part of the WHFR's OLD TIME RADIO MYSTERIES at 6pm

Starting Tonight, Thursday June 7, at 6pm WHFR is proud to start running the the much-loved radio drama BOSTON BLACKIE. So get started at the very beginning with BOSTON BLACKIE and continue listening every Thursday to BOSTON BLACKIE as part of the WHFR's OLD TIME RADIO MYSTERIES at 6pm.

The third Semi-Annual "Theme Attic Hall of Fame Show" this week! Thursday, 10-Noon, June 7th

"Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, is featuring only one theme this week: DJ Phil Maq will try to play as many songs as he can from the variety of musical artists selected to the "Theme Attic Hall of Fame!" Join host DJ Phil Maq on Thursday, June 7th at 10:00 AM for the fun!

Tuesday FORUM, 5-5-12, 1-2 PM: We Are Not Alone wsg/Kathleen Marden

Kathleen Marden is coauthor with Stanton Friedman of "Captured," which chronicles the Betty and Barney Hill abduction (by aliens) case in 1961. Marden is Betty and Barney Hill's niece, so her knowledge of the case is first hand. She began her professional career as a social worker and eventually entered the field of education as a teacher. In 2003, MUFON publicly recognized Kathy for her most outstanding contribution of advancing the scientific study of the UFO phenomenon by dedicating the annual MUFON International UFO Proceedings to her.

Monday FORUM, 5-4-12, 6-7 PM: Planetary Radio & TEDTalks

Two of the week's best podcasts from the internet!

Detroit Derby Girls on No Boys A-Loud -- Saturday, June 2, Noon-2pm

Meet Wham!tramck from the Detroit Derby Girls Saturday at noon on No Boys A-Loud. Find out about Derby U and how to become a Derby Girl, along with details of upcoming appearances and bouts.

It's all right here on WHFR Dearborn, 89.3fm.

WHFR Journal, 6-1-12, 1-2 PM: Kristyn Taylor, local activist

Today, for the first half hour, an interview with local community activist Kristyn Taylor, who has been a spokesperson for several local advocacy groups, including Save Our Pools. She recently formed a Facebook group: Dearborn Residents for Accountability, which hopes to get more information out to the public on current city issues so we can all give better input to our elected representatives. If you've missed the broadcast, listen to the podcast from this website: click on Talk Shows--WHFR Journal--(select date).

Big Band, Broadway and Beyond Features WEST SIDE STORY on Friday June 1

This week on Big Band, Broadway, and Beyond, Joe will be featuring the Broadway musical WEST SIDE STORY. This classic musical retelling of Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET is set in the mid-1950s Upper West Side section of New York City. The rival "families" being two rival teenage gangs representing the ethnically changing neighborhood: The Jets representing the white working class teens community and The Sharks representing the Puerto Rican community. The two lovers are from these rival groups, Tony one of the Jets falls in love with Maria the sister of The Shark's leader Bernardo. This musical features music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and choreography by Jerome Robbins all based on Arthur Laurents' book. WEST SIDE STORY was first performed on Broadway in 1957 and turned into a film directed by Robert Wise in 1961 (it won Best Picture at the Oscars). So listen to Big Band, Broadway, and Beyond to hear a different featured Broadway musical every Friday between 10am-1pm.

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