The Public Radio Hour

This weekly mix of special programs and homemade radio features seeks the untold story and digs down deep into idea that matter. And better yet, it's produced in part by our volunteer WLRH Community Newsroom ... and you can be part of the show. Stay tuned for your chance to speak your mind into the Public Microphone! Contact us through the WLRH Community Newsroom web form, and through the WLRH Facebook page. 

Public Radio Hour "Election, Science Fest, New Trail, The Hard Part" 10-22-20

Thursday, October 22, 2020

In this episode, simplifying language for 6 new AL amendments, HPD Capt. DeWayne McCarver & the importance of communication in a new installment of 'The Hard Part,' look toward the future & the Singing River Trail, and geek out with the Huntsville Science Festival.

Public Radio Hour "Citizen Journalist" 9-3-20

Thursday, September 3, 2020

In this episode, citizen journalists explain the importance of documenting racial injustice; a local photographer talks capturing history through the lens at protests in downtown Huntsville; we reunite two protesters from that rally to hear their experiences; plus a panel discussion on 'trust in media.'

Public Radio Hour "COVID Masks & Tests; White Lies; Sundial" 7-23-20

Thursday, July 23, 2020

In this episode, we go behind the scenes of 'White Lies' w/ co-creator Andrew Grace; Hsv. Hospital CEO David Spillers talks masking/ a lack of COVID testing, and haunting prose from Young Writer Calvin Engstrom.

Public Radio Hour 'Alabama's New Normal pt. 4' 5/28/20

Thursday, May 28, 2020

We continue to explore Alabama's New Normal as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grow. We'll talk about the challenges of reigniting live music, discover the joys of curbside library checkouts, learn about efforts to keep the mission alive at Redstone Arsenal and visit Greene Street Market at Nativity.

The Public Radio Hour 'Alabama's New Normal - pt. 3' (5/21/20)

Monday, May 18, 2020

This episode, how a local 'cupcakery' is faring, how a Hsv. library is archiving our experiences, why U.S.S.R.C. made massive layoffs & HudsonAlpha's Dr. Lamb returns.

The Public Radio Hour 'Alabama's New Normal - pt. 2' (5/14/20)

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Hear about the challenges of reopening child care centers, get an update on COVID-19 testing efforts, learn more about playing defense against infection, and more!

Public Radio Hour 'Alabama's New Normal: pt. 1' [5/7/20]

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Alabamians are living under a new order, where businesses are opening back up to the public. This episode, hear how they're adjusting to the new normal...

The Public Radio Hour " COVID Testing 1..2..3.." [4/16/20]

Thursday, April 16, 2020

In this episode, we talk about our personal experiences in quarantine, and we talk with the people offering and analyzing tests in the TN Valley.

Public Radio Hour "Trailblazing Women of North Alabama" [4/23/20]

Thursday, April 23, 2020

This episode honors North Alabama women paving the way for a brighter future, for the next generation. We hear from women 'bossing up' in STEM, politics, music & beyond.

Public Radio Hour 'One Giant Leap: Integration at NASA' (7/25/19)

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

This episode of The Public Radio Hour features the original WLRH documentary 'One Giant Leap: how integration at NASA helped mankind reach the moon'. We'll retrace how the integration of Werner von Braun's German rocket team, women and minorities into NASA's workforce was necessary for America's successful lunar mission.

The Public Radio Hour "Stories of Love" [2/13/20]

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Settle in for an hour of stories about love lost, found and unrequited. From the WLRH Sundial Writers Corner, we bring you "Stories of Love."

The Public Radio Hour "A Clean Slate" [1/30/20]

Thursday, January 30, 2020

At the start of 2020, we bring you this episode featuring stories about how some folks are wiping their slates clean, and how some are helping others start anew. We hear from Bio-One Huntsville, SWDA/ RANA, Recovery Resource Hub and TN Valley Gardeners.

PRH "Aging Gracefully and the Challenges of Elder Care" (12/12/19)

Thursday, December 12, 2019

How would you like to age, and what concerns do you have once you start? Learn more with our Elder Care Panel, Tweed Riders and members of Monte Sano Village.

Public Radio Hour 'Stories of Haints, Greed and Dagger-Teeth' (10/31/19)

Thursday, October 31, 2019

This episode, we're bringing you all-spooky, all-spellbinding stories from our Sundial Writers, Local Aliens and Kathryn Tucker Windham! Enter the realm of... The Public Radio HoOoOur!

Public Radio Hour 'Spooky Skies, Local Aliens IV, Sally Ride' (10/17/19)

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Take a trip to space with WLRH as we hear a rare interview with astronaut Sally Ride, preview our new Local Aliens CD and get the 411 on VBAS' Astronomy Day event!

Public Radio Hour 'Energy, Candy Bomber, Team Rubicon, etc.' (9/26/19)

Thursday, September 26, 2019

On this Public Radio Hour: Energy Alabama talks sustainable energy, Alabama Ambassador for Team Rubicon talks restoring lives in the face of disaster, more AL Bicentennial events and The Big Pond Podcast time-warps to introduce us to 'Uncle Wiggly Wings.'

Public Radio Hour '20th Anniversary Chandra Observatory' (8/29/19)

Thursday, August 29, 2019

We're honoring the Chandra Observatory's 20th anniversary! Hear about the past, present and future of X-ray observation from Marshall Space Flight Center chief scientist Dr. Martin Weisskopf, MSFC historian Brian Odom and NASA study scientist Dr. Jessica Gaskin ...

Public Radio Hour 'Twickenham Fest, Recycle Pt2' (8/22/19)

Thursday, August 22, 2019

On this episode of The Public Radio Hour, Dorrie Nutt welcomes co-founders of Twickenham Fest to discuss its 10 year history and what's to come this year. We also hear part two of Planet Money's two-part series on recycling.

Public Radio Hour 'DeQn Sue, Recycle pt1, Theater pt3' (8/15/19)

Thursday, August 15, 2019

This episode of The Public Radio Hour feature part 1 of 2 special podcasts from Planet Money on recycling, a visit with musician DeQn Sue, a chat with Sally Warden about upcoming Bicentennial events and the final installment of a three part series exploring challenges faced by Huntsville's theater community ...

Public Radio Hour 'Willie Ruff, Public Transit, Local Theater Pt. 2' (8/8/19)

Thursday, August 8, 2019

This episode of Public Radio Hour: a stellar conversation w/ Jazzman Willie Ruff, local bus riders talk on recent changes to Huntsville's public transit system, and part 2 of a 3-part series on local theater spaces.

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