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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.

Latest Episodes

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

In this epic episode of the Public Radio Hour, we board our audio spacecraft to venture into anextraterrestrial realm of local music, also known as Local Aliens IV. Host Brett Tannehill and Valley Sounds producer Nate Emery chat about this year's lineup and preview a few songs featured on the CD.The Blank on Blank podcast shares an ultra-rare interview from 1983 with Sally Ride, the first American female astronaut in space. Ride talks with feminist icon Gloria Steinem about her views on sending womeninto space, her predictions on a second moon mission and much more. And president of the Von Braun Astronomical Society Beth Bero stops by to talk with Brett about Astronomy Day 2019, as well as her upcoming presentation at the planetarium- “Spooky Skies: Things from Space that Can Kill You.” Get in our orbit, and click the play button! VBAS--http://vbas.org/ Sally Ride/ Gloria Steinem talk animated--https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9eZ5HktBiI Local Aliens/ Valley Sounds Meet and Greet...

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

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

In this hour, our WLRH Community Newsroom exploreswhy solar power for homeowners in Alabama is a losing proposition, with Daniel Tait of Energy Alabama. Producer Brett Tannehill gets the Tennessee Valley caught up on the state's upcoming bicentennial events,in a conversation withHuntsville Madison County Bicentennial Committee executive director Sally Warden. Ed Carr, the Alabama State Ambassador for Team Rubicon, an international disaster aid nonprofit, talks with WLRH's Katy Ganaway about what it takes to sign up with the organization, and why having military experience adds value to a volunteer. And the Goethe Institut and KCRW Berlin's The Big Pond Podcast, bring us the story of how U.S. military vet Gail S. Halvorsen brought joy to children living in the somber times of the Cold War.

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

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

This episode of The Public Radio Hour, we hear the latter part of Planet Money's exploration into why we take part in residential recycling, and whether that practice is hurting or helping the Earth... Plus the co-creators of Twickenham Fest, Susanna Phillips and Matt McDonald, drop by our studios to discuss the big event for classical music lovers, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year!

-1 s3 w ago
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Public Radio Hour 'Twickenham Fest, Recycle Pt2' (8/22/19)

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

On this episode of the Public Radio Hour, we mark the 20th anniversary of the Chandra X-Ray Observatory. Marshall Space Flight Center for X-ray astronomy Dr. Martin Weisskopf joins MSFC historian Brian Odom to talk about Chandra's history and discoveries.We also look ahead to the future of X-ray observation with research astrophysicist and NASA study scientist Dr. Jessica Gaskin ...

-1 sSEP 23
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Public Radio Hour '20th Anniversary Chandra Observatory' (8/29/19)

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

This episode of The Public Radio Hour feature part 1 of 2 special podcasts from Planet Money on recycling. Valley Sounds producer Tim Miller sits down for a visit with musician DeQn Sue. Executive director of the Huntsville Madison County Bicentennial Committee Sally Warden stops by for her monthly update on upcoming bicentennial events. And WLRH Community Newsroom producer Dan Pawlus has the final installment of his interview series exploringchallenges faced byHuntsville's theater community as he talks with Vivienne Atkins of Independent Musical Productions. Find the Planet Money recycling podcast "A Mob Boss, A Garbage Boatand Why We Recycle" HERE Explore Huntsville's amazing local music scene through the Valley Sounds podcast archive HERE Hear music by Deqn Sue HERE ... and check out her NPR Tiny Desk Concert HERE Find events celebrating Alabama's Bicentennial HERE

-1 sAUG 23
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Public Radio Hour 'DeQn Sue, Recycle pt1, Theater pt3' (8/15/19)

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

In this hour, the WLRH Community Newsroom presents part two of a three-part interview series exploring Huntsville’s theater community-- we hear from Leslie Gates of Theatre Huntsville. Morning Blend Host Dorrie Nutt talks with Jazz artistWillie Ruff about his musical influences and his Kepler Project, which Carl Sagan commandeered to add to the Golden Record aboard Voyager I. We also take a ride on Huntsville's public transit system. We take a look into the five-year, five-phase plan that kicked off July 1, 2019, and how it will affect locals who dependon the system.

-1 sAUG 15
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Public Radio Hour 'Willie Ruff, Public Transit, Local Theater Pt. 2' (8/8/19)

Public Radio Hour 'Local Theater Pt1, Auto Jobs, Toot, Sundial' (8/1/19)

In this hour,we’ll have two entries from the WLRH Community Newsroom, as we talk music and audio production with Charles ‘Toot’ Snoddy, and begin a three-part interview series exploring Huntsville’s theater community as we talk with Luz Latilano and Beth Keys of Lyrique Music Productions. The Sundial Writers Corner will also introduce us to Olivia Fox, one of this year’s winners of the Huntsville Literary Association’s Young Writers Contest. And WLRH's Katy Ganaway talks with Mark Brazeal, VP of Administration for Mazda Toyota, about howthe company is investing in local training initiatives to round out its workforce...

-1 sAUG 8
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Public Radio Hour 'Local Theater Pt1, Auto Jobs, Toot, Sundial' (8/1/19)

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

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. We'll hear from Joyce Neighbors, Jeanette Scissum, Ravindra Lal, Arthur Hullett, NASA chief historian Bill Barry, Chasing The Moon filmmaker Robert Stone and Marshall Space Flight Center historian Brian Odom. Special thanks to Brian Odom for helping us gather interviews through the WLRH Community Newsroom for this project.

-1 sAUG 8
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Public Radio Hour 'One Giant Leap: Integration at NASA' (7/25/19)

Public Radio Hour 'Creepy Apollo, Elder Care, Bicentennial' (7/11/19)

In this hour, we travel back in time as we continue to celebrate Alabama’s Bicentennial, head down to the pond for adventure with Meigan Bailey in the Sundial Writers Corner, and we’ll get stranded on the moon in a creepy radio drama that imagines what would happen if the Apollo 11 mission never made it home. We also launch our newest series of stories exploring the challenges many of us will face with elder care. WLRH's Katy Ganaway introduces us to Lee Judge and her mother, Allene Henderson. Lee and Allene share their elder care story about a difficult decision that had to be made after years caring for Allene’s sister, Juanita... LINKS FOR HELP WITH ELDER CARE and DEMENTIA National Alliance on Mental Illness Huntsville chapter ...https://www.namihuntsville.org/ Huntsville Madison County Senior Center ...http://www.seniorview.com/

-1 sJUL 18
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Public Radio Hour 'Creepy Apollo, Elder Care, Bicentennial' (7/11/19)

Public Radio Hour 'Sunfish, Bicentennial, Estonia Cyber' 6/20/19

On this episode of The Public Radio Hour, we'll talk cyber security withEstonian ambassador and former Minister of Cyber Defense Jonatan Vseviov, learn about new protections for the rare Spring Pygmy Sunfish from conservationist Michael Sandel and preview upcoming Bicentennial events with Huntsville Madison County Bicentennial executive director Sally Warden ...

-1 sJUN 24
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Public Radio Hour 'Sunfish, Bicentennial, Estonia Cyber' 6/20/19

Latest Episodes

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

In this epic episode of the Public Radio Hour, we board our audio spacecraft to venture into anextraterrestrial realm of local music, also known as Local Aliens IV. Host Brett Tannehill and Valley Sounds producer Nate Emery chat about this year's lineup and preview a few songs featured on the CD.The Blank on Blank podcast shares an ultra-rare interview from 1983 with Sally Ride, the first American female astronaut in space. Ride talks with feminist icon Gloria Steinem about her views on sending womeninto space, her predictions on a second moon mission and much more. And president of the Von Braun Astronomical Society Beth Bero stops by to talk with Brett about Astronomy Day 2019, as well as her upcoming presentation at the planetarium- “Spooky Skies: Things from Space that Can Kill You.” Get in our orbit, and click the play button! VBAS--http://vbas.org/ Sally Ride/ Gloria Steinem talk animated--https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9eZ5HktBiI Local Aliens/ Valley Sounds Meet and Greet...

-1 s5 d ago
Comments
Public Radio Hour 'Spooky Skies, Local Aliens IV, Sally Ride' (10/17/19)

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

In this hour, our WLRH Community Newsroom exploreswhy solar power for homeowners in Alabama is a losing proposition, with Daniel Tait of Energy Alabama. Producer Brett Tannehill gets the Tennessee Valley caught up on the state's upcoming bicentennial events,in a conversation withHuntsville Madison County Bicentennial Committee executive director Sally Warden. Ed Carr, the Alabama State Ambassador for Team Rubicon, an international disaster aid nonprofit, talks with WLRH's Katy Ganaway about what it takes to sign up with the organization, and why having military experience adds value to a volunteer. And the Goethe Institut and KCRW Berlin's The Big Pond Podcast, bring us the story of how U.S. military vet Gail S. Halvorsen brought joy to children living in the somber times of the Cold War.

-1 s2 w ago
Comments
Public Radio Hour 'Energy, Candy Bomber, Team Rubicon, etc.' (9/26/19)

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

This episode of The Public Radio Hour, we hear the latter part of Planet Money's exploration into why we take part in residential recycling, and whether that practice is hurting or helping the Earth... Plus the co-creators of Twickenham Fest, Susanna Phillips and Matt McDonald, drop by our studios to discuss the big event for classical music lovers, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year!

-1 s3 w ago
Comments
Public Radio Hour 'Twickenham Fest, Recycle Pt2' (8/22/19)

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

On this episode of the Public Radio Hour, we mark the 20th anniversary of the Chandra X-Ray Observatory. Marshall Space Flight Center for X-ray astronomy Dr. Martin Weisskopf joins MSFC historian Brian Odom to talk about Chandra's history and discoveries.We also look ahead to the future of X-ray observation with research astrophysicist and NASA study scientist Dr. Jessica Gaskin ...

-1 sSEP 23
Comments
Public Radio Hour '20th Anniversary Chandra Observatory' (8/29/19)

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

This episode of The Public Radio Hour feature part 1 of 2 special podcasts from Planet Money on recycling. Valley Sounds producer Tim Miller sits down for a visit with musician DeQn Sue. Executive director of the Huntsville Madison County Bicentennial Committee Sally Warden stops by for her monthly update on upcoming bicentennial events. And WLRH Community Newsroom producer Dan Pawlus has the final installment of his interview series exploringchallenges faced byHuntsville's theater community as he talks with Vivienne Atkins of Independent Musical Productions. Find the Planet Money recycling podcast "A Mob Boss, A Garbage Boatand Why We Recycle" HERE Explore Huntsville's amazing local music scene through the Valley Sounds podcast archive HERE Hear music by Deqn Sue HERE ... and check out her NPR Tiny Desk Concert HERE Find events celebrating Alabama's Bicentennial HERE

-1 sAUG 23
Comments
Public Radio Hour 'DeQn Sue, Recycle pt1, Theater pt3' (8/15/19)

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

In this hour, the WLRH Community Newsroom presents part two of a three-part interview series exploring Huntsville’s theater community-- we hear from Leslie Gates of Theatre Huntsville. Morning Blend Host Dorrie Nutt talks with Jazz artistWillie Ruff about his musical influences and his Kepler Project, which Carl Sagan commandeered to add to the Golden Record aboard Voyager I. We also take a ride on Huntsville's public transit system. We take a look into the five-year, five-phase plan that kicked off July 1, 2019, and how it will affect locals who dependon the system.

-1 sAUG 15
Comments
Public Radio Hour 'Willie Ruff, Public Transit, Local Theater Pt. 2' (8/8/19)

Public Radio Hour 'Local Theater Pt1, Auto Jobs, Toot, Sundial' (8/1/19)

In this hour,we’ll have two entries from the WLRH Community Newsroom, as we talk music and audio production with Charles ‘Toot’ Snoddy, and begin a three-part interview series exploring Huntsville’s theater community as we talk with Luz Latilano and Beth Keys of Lyrique Music Productions. The Sundial Writers Corner will also introduce us to Olivia Fox, one of this year’s winners of the Huntsville Literary Association’s Young Writers Contest. And WLRH's Katy Ganaway talks with Mark Brazeal, VP of Administration for Mazda Toyota, about howthe company is investing in local training initiatives to round out its workforce...

-1 sAUG 8
Comments
Public Radio Hour 'Local Theater Pt1, Auto Jobs, Toot, Sundial' (8/1/19)

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

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. We'll hear from Joyce Neighbors, Jeanette Scissum, Ravindra Lal, Arthur Hullett, NASA chief historian Bill Barry, Chasing The Moon filmmaker Robert Stone and Marshall Space Flight Center historian Brian Odom. Special thanks to Brian Odom for helping us gather interviews through the WLRH Community Newsroom for this project.

-1 sAUG 8
Comments
Public Radio Hour 'One Giant Leap: Integration at NASA' (7/25/19)

Public Radio Hour 'Creepy Apollo, Elder Care, Bicentennial' (7/11/19)

In this hour, we travel back in time as we continue to celebrate Alabama’s Bicentennial, head down to the pond for adventure with Meigan Bailey in the Sundial Writers Corner, and we’ll get stranded on the moon in a creepy radio drama that imagines what would happen if the Apollo 11 mission never made it home. We also launch our newest series of stories exploring the challenges many of us will face with elder care. WLRH's Katy Ganaway introduces us to Lee Judge and her mother, Allene Henderson. Lee and Allene share their elder care story about a difficult decision that had to be made after years caring for Allene’s sister, Juanita... LINKS FOR HELP WITH ELDER CARE and DEMENTIA National Alliance on Mental Illness Huntsville chapter ...https://www.namihuntsville.org/ Huntsville Madison County Senior Center ...http://www.seniorview.com/

-1 sJUL 18
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Public Radio Hour 'Creepy Apollo, Elder Care, Bicentennial' (7/11/19)

Public Radio Hour 'Sunfish, Bicentennial, Estonia Cyber' 6/20/19

On this episode of The Public Radio Hour, we'll talk cyber security withEstonian ambassador and former Minister of Cyber Defense Jonatan Vseviov, learn about new protections for the rare Spring Pygmy Sunfish from conservationist Michael Sandel and preview upcoming Bicentennial events with Huntsville Madison County Bicentennial executive director Sally Warden ...

-1 sJUN 24
Comments
Public Radio Hour 'Sunfish, Bicentennial, Estonia Cyber' 6/20/19