The Oscars will be announced next Sunday. But the winners are often criticized as being trivial, just cheap thrills. But are there some movies that tackle the bigger philosophical questions? With the help of listeners and special guests, John Perry and Ken Taylor, two Sanford U. philosophy professors, turn a philosophical eye to the past year's cinematic offerings, and present their 4th annual Dionysus Awards for the most philosophically-rich films of the past year in this episode of "Philosophy Talk." Also, "EarthSky 8" presents an interview with Joseph DeSimone.
Mardis Gras is one of the biggest parties of the year and "Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, will celebrate it this week in its own unique way. Join host DJ Phil Maq on Thursday, February 16 at 10:00 AM for his clever and unusual takes on music!
In this world of constant "social media," what about an individual's Right to Privacy?--the topic for today's episode of "Philosophy Talk," hosted by philosophy professors from Sanford University. Also, Stephen Dubner again challenges our assumptions about the world in a mini-episode of "Freakonomics Radio"--Does This Recession Make me Look Fat? (Can't listen at this time? All WHFR Forum and Journal shows are always available immediately after broadcast as a podcast from this website.)
Make Sure You Tune into the Annual Mrs. Robinson Will Oldham Valetine's Special from 9-Midnight Sunday Feb 12
It is almost Valentine's Day and Mrs. Robinson has her annual Valentine's treat for you during the One Plus One Show - The Annual Mrs. Robinson Will Oldham Valentine's Special! From 9-midnight on Sunday Feb 12, Mrs. Robinson will be playing a variety of Will Oldham related music (Bonnie Prince Billy, Palace Brothers, etc) and Will has promised to call in sometime during the show. If you have questions you want to have Mrs. Robinson ask Will Oldham or any requests for something for Mrs. Robinson to play, please send this info to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm Sunday Feb 12 (extended from noon) or you can post a comment on the Facebook event:
Happy Valentine's Day from Mrs. Robinson and Will Oldham!
"Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, will celebrate Valentine's Day this week. Join special guest Bert Philbert on Thursday, February 9 at 10:00 AM for his special look at this romantic holiday!
Mack Maloney is the author of 40 books and counting, including two bestsellers. Most of his books have been historical fiction dealing with the US military and wartime scenarios, such as the "Wingman" series and now "The Pirate Hunters," but his latest book is non-fiction, entitled “UFOs in Wartime: What They Didn’t Want You to Know”. Join host David Twichell and listen for war stories you probably have never heard before. Also available as a podcast from this website anytime after broadcast.
It is that time of year again for candy hearts, flowers, and The Annual Mrs. Robinson Will Oldham Valentine's Special. This year it will be on Sunday Feb 12 from 9pm - midnight EST during the One Plus One Show. You can contribute to the show by sending questions for Mrs. Robinson to ask Will Oldham when he calls in during the show. Also, send requests for your favorite Will Oldham, Bonnie Prince Billy, Palace song and Mrs. Robinson will try to play it during the show. Please send any questions or email requests to email@example.com by noon Sunday Feb 12.
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.