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.
Richard Greener is the author of a series of fiction novels whose central figure is Walter Sherman, a.k.a. The Locator, now a new FOX-TV series: "The Finder," Thursdays 9-10 PM. We'll ask him about his writing career and how Hart Hanson, creator and executive producer of FOX's "Bones," got involved to also produce this TV series. However, an equally important story is Mr. Greener's struggle with heart problems for several decades and how he received amazing support and encouragement from many famous people, as well as his wife, of course (and many doctors and hospitals).
After the fabulous soul styling of Motown singers Melvin Davis and Pat Lewis last week we return today at 5pm with a shot of jazz & soul from Ronnie McNeir of the Four Tops. A pioneer in the use of synthesizers in R&B Ronnie McNeir brings in his solo keyboard project for our 225th performance.
The latest weekly news episode (12-31-12) from the number one environmental lobbyist non-profit is followed by a short Freakonomics comment, "Why is American food so bad?" Then EarthSky22 ("Science and music from Austin, TX") contemplates the origin and future of life--all in 22 minutes! Finally, in the TED Talks series, Graham Hill explores how to have less stuff AND more happiness.
Can't listen to the broadcast? Remember: all WHFR talk shows are archived, after broadcast, and available anytime for listening or downloading from this website.
Happy New Year! Our featured podcasts this week begin with EarthSky 22 (science and music from Austin, TX): "The Mayan calendar and 12-21-12." Then, in EarthSky 8, Neil deGrasse Tyson suggests an appropriate New Year's resolution: "Learning How to Think." Finally, Stephen J. Dubner hosts another episode of Freakonomics Radio: "How is a Bad Radio Station [NOT WHFR, certainly] Like Our Public School System," because no issue is more important in 2012 than the education of our children for today's world.