Today's hour offers TWO each of episodes of "EarthSky," recent science news and interviews, and "TED Talks," when the best people of the world share their ideas on how to solve the world's biggest problems: (1) EarthSky22--solar storms and supernovas, (2) EarthSky8--Sukanya Chakrabarti maps dark matter, (3) TED--Shawn Achor gives "The happy secret to better work," and (4) TED--Peter van Uhm on "Why I chose a gun." FORUM shows, including the Tuesday hour, are archived on our website immediately after broadcast, for listening at any time.
As the calendar moves into February, many people in relationships start to focus on Valentine's Day. "Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, looks at the other side of love this week. Thankfully, there are many great songs about lonesome and lonely for everyone else. Join host DJ Phil Maq on Thursday, February 2 at 10:00 AM for his clever and unusual takes on music!
Host Ned Apigian, a current Dearborn Heights councilperson, interviews Dearborn Heights' Community Economic Director, Ronald Amen. Available as a podcast from this website anytime after broadcast.
The latest news summaries in the weekly podcasts from The Sierra Club, the largest environmental organization, and The Planetary Society, the space science and exploration organization begun by Carl Sagan, among others. Available as a podcast from this website anytime after broadcast.
A word about last weeks Motor, We had a cancellation and we put it out on facebook on Wednesday and nothing panned out. Then on Thursday morning we got a call from funk percussionist Gabe Gonzalez and within hours we had a show with an amazing vocalist Tasha Owens, guitarist Mike Smith, and bassist Darryl Lee. They each brought a sample of projects they were working, which we played during the show and they played live in studio. It was so by the seat of pants yet turned out great. I hope your able to listen to the podcast and see what people can do when they work together.
Meet Wigs 4 Kids Founder & CEO Maggie Varney when you tune in to today's IMPACT! show at 1pm.
Wigs 4 Kids reaches out to kids and young adults with hair loss. Whether caused by cancer treatments, illness, burns or other disorders, Wigs 4 Kids provides custom-fitted, age-appropriate wigs which are individually cut and styled.
For more information about this organization helping children and teens through age 18, go to: www.wigs4kids.org, or call Maggie at 586-772-6656.
Another new show about parenting and the schools, locally produced, hosted by Margaret King Ahmed. Archived on our website for listening anytime, as are all previous episodes (4th Monday of each month), right after the broadcast is done.
As part of our Automobile Theme week, we interview Wes Raynal, editor of Autoweek magazine. Topics will include: a Detroit Auto Show review and best car picks, as well as the purpose and scope of Autoweek which now includes, in addition to the print magazine, digital editions for smartphones and the iPad, two websites, weekly emails, weekly video auto news via email, and a weekly cable TV show: "Vinsetta's Garage." If you miss the live broadcast, each Journal is archived on our website, by date, immediately after the live show ends.
In honor of the North American International Auto Show and being part of the Motor City, all the WHFR shows are highlighting Cars and Car related themes all will. So get your motors revving and tune into your favorite WHFR shows to hear how they interpret this Auto Theme Week!
Two women with very close ties to Martin Luther King Jr. reflect on how King developed into one of the great moral and political philosophers of the 20th century and how his philosophies might still guide the world through troubled times today. Dr. Dorothy Cotton was the highest ranking female in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, founded by Dr. King. From 1960 to 1972 Dr. Cotton was the educational director for SCLC and worked very closely with Dr. King. The late Yolanda King was the eldest daughter of Dr. King.