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.

 

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

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.

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

Thursday, August 3, 2017

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 ...

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 (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 (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.

Public Radio Hour (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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