MOOG-A-THON on WHFR starting Sunday May 20 and special SPACE IS THE PLACE Friday May 25

For the last few year WHFR DJ and host of the SPACE IS THE PLACE radio program on Friday nights Tom Wilson has been celebrating the life of Dr. Robert Moog on or around is birthday May 23. Dr. Moog is the creator of the Moog synthesizer and this instrument has been used several bands and musicians from the Rolling Stones, Wendy Carlos, Giorgio Moroder, Duran Duran, Kraftwerk, Stereolab, Air, Nine Inch Nails, New Order, and local group the Mystic Moog Orchestra, just to name a few. Starting on Sunday May 20, several shows will be participating in this year's Moog-A-Thon and ends with a special extended version of SPACE IS THE PLACE on Friday May 25 starting at 6pm. Below is a list of shows participating and some of the special Live musical performances featuring the Moog:

WHFR Benefit Concert THIS Saturday, May 19, at New Place Lounge!

Two of our premiere local blues acts--Sweet Willie Tea & The Boa Constrictors--will perform this Saturday, May 19, from 9 PM to 1 AM, at The New Place Lounge, 22723 Michigan Ave., in west Dearborn. For all those 21 or over, a donation of $5 per person at the door will admit you for a night of great music--and help WHFR raise needed operating funds. Beverages and food at extra cost, of course. See you there! And, tell your friends!

Monday FORUM: 5-14-12, 6-7 PM: Freakonomics, Philosophy Bites & TED

This week's best Podcasts from the internet: Freakonomics--"In a world where nearly everything is for sale, is it always ok to buy what isn't yours?" Philosophy Bites--"Peter Singer on Death and Decision-making." TED Talks--Eduardo Paes, "The 4 Commandments of Cities." Immediately after broadcast, this show is available as a podcast from this website: Talk Shows/Monday Forum/(select date).

Big Band, Broadway and Beyond Features ANNIE GET YOUR GUN on Friday May 11

This week on Big Band, Broadway, and Beyond - Joe will be featuring Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN.
Make sure you tune in this Friday and every Friday between 10am-1pm for a different Broadway musical on Big Band, Broadway, and Beyond!

"Theme Attic" celebrates Mother's Day, Thursday, 10AM-Noon, May 10!

Mothers do many things for all of us--sometimes even when it isn't necessary. There are so many songs about them that "Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, will feature songs that focus on the most important woman in everyone's life! Join host DJ Phil Maq on Thursday, May 10 at 10:00 AM for his clever and unusual takes on music!

Monday FORUM, 5-7-12, 6-7 PM: Skepticality--"Unnatural Evolution Is A Funny Thing"

In this week's installment of Skepticality, the official podcast of Michael Schermer's The Skeptic Society, host Derek talks to Ian Harris, a science-based comedian who is part of a troupe of comedians who all center their work on topics that science loving folks will really enjoy; the tour is called "The Evolution of Comedy Tour." Ian and Derek discuss how comedy seems to be a great fit for skeptical and scientific issues.

Big Band, Broadway and Beyond Features OLIVER! on Friday May 4

This Week Joe will be featuring the British Musical OLIVER! on Big Band, Broadway, and Beyond. OLIVER! is based on the OLIVER TWIST by Charles Dickens and it premiered in London's West End in 1960 and then the Broadway run in 1963. This musical, including the script, music, and lyrics is composed by Lionel Bart. Tune into the Big Band, Broadway, and Beyond on this Friday and every Friday between 10am - 1pm.

Uno y Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on "Theme Attic" Thursday, 10AM-Noon, May 3!

"Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, will mostly feature songs that focus on Mexico and the Cinco de Mayo celebration this Saturday. But this past week also included May Day, so a few protest songs will be thrown in for seasoning. And, oh yeah, it's also a full moon on Saturday as well as the Kentucky Derby, so who knows what else you might hear. Join host DJ Phil Maq on Thursday, May 3 at 10:00 AM for his clever and unusual takes on music!

Tuesday FORUM, 5-1-12: "We Are Not Alone" w/sg Dr. Jesse Marcel Jr.

Dr. Jesse Marcel Jr. joins host David Twichell to share his personal experience in 1947 when his father woke him up in the middle of the night to show him the strange debris that was retrieved from a field near Roswell, NM. Was the material found from a downed "weather balloon" or an extraterrestrial craft? And why couldn't the most elite officers of the only nuclear base in the country at the time tell the difference? You be the judge. Dr. Marcel retired as a full bird Colonel in 2005 after serving his country as a flight surgeon for the 189th Attack Helicopter Battalion.

Monday FORUM, 4-29-12, 6-7 PM: Philosophy Talk & TED

Our two choices for best audio podcasts of the last week: from Philosophy Talk, "What Is Love?" and from the TED series of conferences, "How To Buy Happiness" by Michael Norton. (Could the two topics be related?) This show will be archived on this website immediately after broadcast for listening anytime: click on Talk Shows--Monday Forum--(select date).

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