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Get up to date with everything in the Tennessee Valley with the Public Radio Hour. This weekly mix of podcasts, features and interviews digs down deep into questions that really matter. Continue Reading >>
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Public Radio Hour 'Meyer, Lift Every Voice, Young Musicians' 3/24/22 On this episode of the Public Radio Hour, we talk with Marshall Space Flight Center’s new associate director Rae Ann Meyer about battles with shyness, the Near Earth Asteroid Scout, and about her optimism in the new generation of engineers and scientists. We’ll talk with Jason Max Ferdinand and Patricia Hacker about a new community-wide choir festival hosted by Huntsville Master Chorale on Saturday June 4th at 530pm at Trinity United Methodist Church. And we’ll hear from young local musicians, trying to find their way in this crazy world and learn about what’s known as a “Music Performance Assessment”. We'll also make a visit to the Sundial Writers Corner for a big announcement!
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Public Radio Hour 'Meyer, Lift Every Voice, Young Musicians' 3/24/22 On this episode of the Public Radio Hour, we talk with Marshall Space Flight Center’s new associate director Rae Ann Meyer about battles with shyness, the Near Earth Asteroid Scout, and about her optimism in the new generation of engineers and scientists. We’ll talk with Jason Max Ferdinand and Patricia Hacker about a new community-wide choir festival hosted by Huntsville Master Chorale on Saturday June 4th at 530pm at Trinity United Methodist Church. And we’ll hear from young local musicians, trying to find their way in this crazy world and learn about what’s known as a “Music Performance Assessment”. We'll also make a visit to the Sundial Writers Corner for a big announcement!
Public Radio Hour 'The CAC, Ogre, Horse Dreams' 3/3/22 On this episode of the Public Radio Hour, Dorrie Nutt brings us some Sundial Writers Corner fun from Danielle Kirkland, as she revisits her dream of being a cowboy. We’ll also hear Katy Ganaway's latest Funny You Should Ask episode, as we meet a hilarious gentleman named, Ogre, who by his own account, likes to ‘kill’ on stage. And as part of her award-winning series called The Hard Part, Katy also talks with Huntsville Police Citizens Advisory Council, (known as the CAC) chairperson Jonathon Rossow …
Public Radio Hour 'History Makes the Future at NASA' 2/24/22 On this episode of the Public Radio Hour, we meet two African American women playing key roles at Marshall Space Flight Center in helping humankind get back to the Moon, and to Mars. Tawnya Laughinghouse is the manager of Marshall’s Technology Demonstration Missions … also known at NASA by the acronym TDM … which involves a variety of projects, including propulsion, deep space optical communications, in-space robotic satellite servicing, and entry/descent/landing . Also joining the conversation is Dr. Ruth Jones, an associate manager for Marshall Space Flight Center’s Human Exploration Development & Operations, where she helps manage operations on the International Space Station (ISS) and leads teams working to develop the next generation of rockets, spacecraft, and other technology that will help humans explore the solar system. As we will hear, both women had an early love of numbers and started on career paths much different than where they are today. And both gained the confidence to walk that path because they saw just enough people who looked like them, to make them believe it was possible … something they hope to do for younger generations.
Public Radio Hour - Exploring Huntsville's Civil Rights History' 2/10/22 On the February 10th episode of the Public Radio Hour, we explore the importance of African American history in Huntsville. Dr Beth Patin, director of Rocket City Civil Rights, talks about 'cultural competence' and gives us directions for a cool driving tour of local historic sites. NASA's Acting Chief Historian Brian Odom helps us understand the impact of the civil rights movement on Huntsville’s NASA legacy and how it affected Historically Black Colleges and Universities. And Donna Castellano, executive director of the Historic Huntsville Foundation, explores the lives of six women who were part of an early fight for voting rights in Huntsville.
 
CLICK HERE to listen to the award-winning documentary 'One Giant Leap: How The Integration Of NASA Helped Mankind Reach The Moon'
Public Radio Hour 'A Sundial Christmas' 12/23/21 On this episode of The Public Radio Hour, we hope to boost your holiday spirit with a special selection of stories from members of our Sundial Writers Corner. We'll hear tales and poems from master storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham, Rosemary McMahan, Melissa Ford Thornton, Cathie Mayne, Sam Mitchell, Judy Cameron, Rosalind Fellwock. We'll also have a few funny Christmas tree memories from WLRH staff members Ginny Kennedy, Jessie LouAllen, Julie Williams, Elaine Oakes, Nate Emery, Katy Ganaway, Tom Froehlich and Dorrie Nutt. And all the love in the world to Alabama Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame member and most beloved WLRH host (now retired) Judy Watters, who cofounded Sundial with her husband, Harry, back in WLRH's earliest days. We hope you enjoy the show!
Public Radio Hour 'STEAMFest 2021 Preview Special' 10/28/21 On this episode of The Public Radio Hour, we explore the evolution of STEM learning and preview STEAMFest 2021, presented by the Huntsville Science Festival, Saturday October 30th from 10am to 6pm at the Von Braun Center's East Hall. We'll talk with Huntsville Science Festival creator and director Joe Iacuzzo, YouTube star and host of Smarter Every Day Destin Sandlin and Northrop Grumman's K-12 STEM and Workforce Development lead Dr. Erica Hopkins.
LINKS TO THINGS YOU HEARD IN THIS EPISODE
CLICK HERE for The Huntsville Science Festival
CLICK HERE for Smarter Every Day on YouTube
CLICK HERE for more info on Northrop Grumman's STEM efforts
Public Radio Hour - The Power of Storytelling - 10/22/21 On this episode of The Public Radio Hour, we explore the power of storytelling through history, music, dance and spoken word. We'll talk with Historic Huntsville Foundation's Donna Castellano about a historical marker dedication honoring six African-American women who worked for voting rights. The dedication is Sunday, October 24th 2pm at William Hooper Councill High Memorial Park in Huntsville. We'll also hear from Huntsville Ballet choreographer Stephanie Braley-Beutjer about their presentation of 'Carnival of the Animals' October 22-24. Melissa Ford Thornton fills us in on a live storytelling challenge happening at The Princess Theatre called 'StorySlam' Sunday October 24th at 2pm. And master storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham reminds us to leave room for the silence and other tips to help you tell a great story.
Public Radio Hour - Artemis w. Dr. Dale Thomas, Chad Emerson, FYSA - (10-14-21) On this episode of The Public Radio Hour ... we've got our minds on the moon as we talk with retired NASA program manager and UAH eminent scholar Dr. Dale Thomas. Downtown Huntsville Inc CEO Chad Emerson updates us on downtown Huntsville activities, including Artemis on the Square on November 6th. And producer Katy Ganaway delivers another exploration of Huntsville's comedy scene in the latest edition of Funny You Should Ask where we'll meet Elliott White.
Public Radio Hour 'Neil Lamb, Kimberly Wilson, Chamber Music' 9/9/21 On this episode of The Public Radio Hour, we'll introduce you to local comedian and co-founder of Shenanigans Comedy Theatre Kimberly Wilson in the latest edition of Funny You Should Ask. Kevin Lay and Erin Huelskamp-Bohn will preview a unique chamber music concert this Sunday at 3pm at Asbury Church titled &lsquo;Palestrina to Poulenc&rsquo;. And Dr. Neil Lamb, vice president of Educational Outreach at the Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology delivers words of wisdom and hope about COVID's Delta variant.
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