Monday FORUM: 2-11-13, 6-7 PM: Philosophy Talks & Freakonomics Radio

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.

WHFR Journal, 2-8-13, 1-2 PM: Lansing press conference on Medicaid Expansion (2-6-13)

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

"Theme Attic," Kicks Off Mardi Gras Weekend, Thursday, February 7th, 10AM-Noon!

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!

Tuesday FORUM, 2-5-13, 1-2 PM: We Are Not Alone

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.

Monday FORUM, 2-4-13, 6-7 PM: The Green Majority

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!

World Renowned Concert Pianist, Rich Ridenour, Visits "Theme Attic," Thursday, January 31st, 10AM-Noon!

Before his performance this Friday, February 1st, with the Dearborn Symphony, Rich Ridenour has made plans to guest on "Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects. This week's themes will range anywhere from Groundhog Day, to movies, to Mozart. Nothing is planned, but these things are certain:There will be snappy conversation and a lot of great Rich Ridenour music! Join host DJ Phil Maq and his very special guest on Thursday, January 31st, at 10:00AM for the fun!

Tuesday FORUM, 1-29-13, 1-2 PM: Philosophy Talk & TEDTalks

For the 5th Tuesday: "The Linguistics of Name-Calling," plus Janine di Giovanni presents "What I Saw in the War," some of our choices for the best podcasts on the internet this week. Anytime after this broadcast, you can listen to this hour as a podcast from this website: click on Talk Shows--Tuesday Forum--(select date).

WHFR Journal, 1-12-13: Auto Show Special

Host Jay Korinek compares notes with Automobile Magazine writer Jake Holmes on the "North American International" Auto Show hits and misses.

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