The Public Radio Hour

This weekly mix of podcasts, features and interviews digs down deep into questions that really matter. And you are an important, interactive part of the show. Speak to the Public Microphone! Contact us on social and by email with your comments about our weekly topic.

 

October is Fall Fund Drive on the Public Radio Hour!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

During the month of October, we'll be airing special fundraising segments from some of the best shows on our FM/HD1 Main and HD3 News/Talk stations. Unforunately, we aren't allowed to post them online, so be sure to listen to the live stream here >> http://wlrh.org/Listen-Online.

The Public Radio Hour 'APM Reports: Focus on Education - How American Schools Fail Kids With Dyslexia' (Sept. 28, 2017)

Thursday, September 28, 2017

During the month of September, The Public Radio Hour presents a series of documentaries on education from APM Reports.

The Public Radio Hour 'APM Reports: Focus on Education - Universities and the Slave Trade' (Sept. 21, 2017)

Thursday, September 21, 2017

During the month of September, The Public Radio Hour presents a series of documentaries on education from APM Reports.

The Public Radio Hour 'APM Reports: Focus on Education - College Dreamers in Trump's America' (Sept. 14, 2017)

Friday, September 22, 2017

During the month of September, The Public Radio Hour presents a series of documentaries on education from APM Reports. Part Two is titled "Shadow Class: College Dreamers in Trump's America" ... CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

The Public Radio Hour 'APM Reports: Focus on Education - Keeping Teachers' (Sept. 7, 2017)

Thursday, September 7, 2017

During the month of September, The Public Radio Hour presents a series of documentaries on education from APM Reports. Part One is titled Keeping Teachers ... CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

The Public Radio Hour 'The Market is Open / LVSA Moves On' (August 31, 2017)

Thursday, August 31, 2017

In this episode of The Public Radio Hour, we head to the Morgan County / Decatur Farmers Market to meet more local farmers in our series 'The Market is Open' and we learn about friction stir welding and a locally-built component of the Space Launch System - the Launch Vehicle Stage Adapter (LVSA) as it prepares for a trip down the Mississippi River to its next stage of production. We'll also enjoy one final presentation of this month's featured podcasts, 51% and Engine of our Ingenuity, as well as an Alabama Legacy Moment.

The Public Radio Hour 'Twickenham Fest' (Aug. 24, 2017)

Thursday, August 24, 2017

In this episode of The Public Radio Hour, we enjoy a visit with classical musicians Susanna Phillips and Matthew McDonald. These Huntsville natives return home every August to host Twickenham Fest, which has become Alabama's premiere chamber music festival. We'll also hear more from this month's featured podcasts, Engines of Our Ingenuity and 51%. And during our Alabama Legacy Moment, we'll hear about Old Cahawba.

LINKS OF INTEREST

Twickenham Fest - Reserve tickets here 

The Public Radio Hour 'Eclipse!' (Aug. 17, 2017)

Thursday, August 17, 2017

In this episode (8/17/17), we talk with a retina specialist to learn what happens to your eyes if you look at Monday's eclipse without proper viewing glasses. We'll also hear about a new app with roots in Hartselle that's helping people around the world track the eclipse. We'll also hear more from this month's featured podcasts, 51% and Engines of our Ingenuity. Look below to find links related to topics discussed in tonight's episode.

LINKS TO USE:

Eclipse Safety Tips from NASA

The Public Radio Hour 'Voting / Secretary of State John Merrill' (Aug 10, 2017)

Thursday, August 10, 2017

In tonight's show, our featured podcasts (51% and Engines Of Our Ingenuity) bring us stories about Girl Scouts in STEM and Samuri Swords. The Public Microphone heads to a hidden room full of voting machines and poll watchers. We also talk about a wide range of voting topics with Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, including new voting freedoms for overseas military personnel, the Description of Moral Turpitude Act and voter turnout projections for Tuesday's Primary Election. This weekly mix of podcasts and homemade radio features is produced by WLRH staff and volunteers.

The Public Radio Hour 'Girl Power / Cowboy Culture' (Aug 3, 2017)

Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Public Radio Hour 'Downtown Huntsville pt.2' (July 27, 2017)

Thursday, July 27, 2017

In this week's show, we continue our discussion with Huntsville Manager of Urban and Long Range Planning, Dennis Madsen about the future of downtown Huntsville. We'll also get some perspective from the local business side from John Kvach with UG White. And we'll contclude our podcast spotlight for Planetary Radio and Earthdate. Also, send us your questions and comments about our topic, or anything else, on the WLRH Facebook and Twitter feeds ...

The Public Radio Hour 'Downtown Huntsville pt1' (July 20, 2017)

Thursday, July 20, 2017

In this week's show, we begin a two-part discussion with Huntsville Manager of Urban and Long Range Planning, Dennis Madsen. We'll also hear about the importance of storytelling from folks who attended The Moth Mainstage last week at Randolph School. And we'll continue our podcast feature for Planetary Radio and Earthdate. Also, send us your questions and comments about our topic, or anything else, on the WLRH Facebook and Twitter feeds ...

The Public Radio Hour "End of Life Issues pt3" (July 13th, 2017)

Thursday, July 13, 2017

In this week's show, we conclucde our interview series by Ginny Kennedy examining 'end-of-life' health care challenges that you may face for yourself or for loved ones. Today, we'll hear from Hopsice Family Care executive director Kristina Johnson and the story of their final moments with their critical ill young daughter.. We'll also pick up some storytelling tips from The Moth Radio Hour's artistic director Catherine Burns.

The Public Radio Hour "End of Life Issues pt2" (July 6th, 2017)

Thursday, July 6, 2017

In this week's show, we begin our interview series by Ginny Kennedy examining 'end-of-life' health care challenges that you may face for yourself or for loved ones. Today, we'll hear from Huntsville Hospital's chaplain Brad Hall. We'll also continue our a tour of local farmers markets titled 'The Market Is Open!'. And we'll shine our podcast spotlight on Planetary Radio and Earthdate.

The Public Radio Hour "End of Life Issues pt1" (June 29th, 2017)

Thursday, June 29, 2017

In this week's show, we begin our interview series by Ginny Kennedy examining 'end-of-life' health care challenges that you may face for yourself or for loved ones. Today, we'll hear from Huntsville Hospital's Medical Director of Advance Care Planning and End Of Life Education Programs, Dr. Monica Williams-Murphy. We'll also begin a tour of local farmers markets titled 'The Market Is Open!'.

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