Forward Radio is listener-sponsored, volunteer-powered, community radio WFMP-LP Louisville, Kentucky, broadcasting at 106.5fm and live-streaming at forwardradio.org. We launched in April 9, 2017 as a grassroots media project of the Louisville chapter of the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR). Enjoy this selection of our archived local programs, and if you like what you hear, please donate to keep us on-air at forwardradio.org. It costs $20/day to keep this programming coming your way.
Truth To Power | Biden's Climate Plan | Nov. 29, 2020
With the light at the end of the Trump Tunnel finally growing brighter, we gather folks around the microphones for a community conversation about President-Elect Biden's plan to address the global climate crises and what it could mean for us here in Louisville. Forward Radio programmers Justin Mog (Sustainability Now!), Hart Hagan (The Climate Report / Let's Talk), and Jeanette Westbrook (The Human Factor) are joined in the virtual studio by Doug Lowry from Forward Radio's community partner, Sowers of Justice Network. Learn more about Biden's Climate Plan at https://joebiden.com/climate-plan/
On Truth to Power each week, we gather Forward Radio programmers and friends to discuss the state of the world, the nation, the state, and the city! It's a community conversation like you won't hear anywhere else!
Truth to Power airs every Saturday at 11am, Sunday at 4pm, and Monday at 2pm on Louisville's grassroots, community radio station, Forward Radio 106.5fm WFMP and live streams at http://forwardradio.org
On The Edge With K.A. Owens, Khalilah Collins, Breonna Taylor Case, Travis Nagdy Death, Nov 27, 2020
K.A. Owens interviews well known organizer and activist Khalilah Collins about the Breonna Taylor case and the recent death of activist Travis Nagdy.
Interview day and date- Friday November 27, 2020
Read&Succeed | Special Thanksgiving Episode | The Pioneers (1823) | James Fenimore Cooper | 11-25-20
Founding Father of the American novel James Fenimore Cooper's 1823 classic about turkey-shoots and moral tumult in the early American period. The upstate settlement of Templeton, NY thrives under U.S independence, but expands in a manner (and rate) dismissive of "Nature and of Nature's God". Two vagabond souls from America's frontier past drift in to observe and (where needed) to criticize and correct. Content by WGBH Boston on the back half!
Perks Ep. 70 | Amy Wegener | A Christmas Carol For The Ears | 11-25-20
If there is anything consistent about 2020, it is how inconsistent it is. We’re not doing the things the way we always have, whether it is doing curbside pickup, outside-only masked visits with friends, or book clubs via Zoom. The same can be said of the performing arts--to stay relevant, they are doing things differently, including shows that they’ve done more or less the same for over 40 years. Actors Theatre of Louisville’s run of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens has become a beloved holiday tradition to so many families in the region over the years, including mine. This year, theater lovers will experience the journey of Ebenezer Scrooge and the three ghosts in an imaginative radio play.
While the in-person Christmas Carol performance has long been a feast for the eyes, the radio program will be a feast for the ears. Our guest this week, Amy Wegener, will give us the scoop on how we can interact with The Christmas Carol in a whole new exciting way. She is the literary director and a dramaturg at Actor’s Theater.
Amy tells us why rereading Dickens’ A Christmas Carol helped her find the humor in Dickens’ writing that she had forgotten, why she finds constraints to be a spark for her creativity, and why theater is a unique art form based on its ability to transform depending on who interacts with it.
To Access The Play:
To buy a ticket for The Christmas Carol, simply go to their website at actorstheater.org. After your purchase, you’ll be sent an email with a link to listen to the project. Click the link to get to the streaming site. Once there, simply press play and you are ready to go! The play begins November 24 and you will have until December 31 to finish listening. This play is also a pay what you can event. The website offers you different levels from $15 - $100, based on how many people may stream this play with you.
According to the Actor’s Theater website, The Christmas Carol is a completely audio-based experience—like a podcast or radio show on your drive to work. Gather your loved ones to share the story or just pop your headphones into your ears and press play.
Books and Plays mentioned in this Episode:
1- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
2- Dracula by Bram Stoker
3- Patron Saints of Nothings by Randy Ribay
4- How to Be an AntiRacist by Ibram X. Kendi
5- Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
6- Girl Waits With Gun (Kopp Sister #1) by Amy Stewart
7- Humana Festival anthologies
8- Detroit 67 by Dominique Morisseau (play)
9- Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau (play)
10- Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau (play)
11- Beast on the Moon by Richard Kalinoski (play)
Solutins To Violence Weisberg - Johnson Interview W - O Music Nov. 23 - 2020~0
Micah Johnson is an assistant professor in the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy at the University of South Florida and a research assistant around law, poverty, race and behavioral health. Jeffery Weisberg has been involved in experiential education and is trained as a certified mediator. Jeffery's certification came through the Florida Supreme Court. Both Jeffery Weisberg and Dr. Micah Johnson are director of the River Phoenix Center for Peace.
Bench Talk | COVID-19: Applied Science in Action (Dr. Stephen Stack) | Nov 23 2020
Hear the first half of Dr. Steven Stack's keynote address to the 2020 annual conference of the Kentucky Academy of Science. Dr. Stack is the Commissioner of the KY Department of Public Health. The title of his address is 'COVID-19: Applied Science in Action'. The rest of his talk will be broadcast in a later episode.
Thanks to Dr. Stack and the Kentucky Academy of Science for letting us rebroadcast this talk. The weblink to this talk is https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=1036854563393864&ref=watch_permalink.
Thanks to Scott Holmes for his song 'Positive and Fun' (freemusicarchive.org).
Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am.
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