Monday, September 29, 2008

First FATY of the Year!

After a long summer hiatus, we are glad to be back on the air! This semester is bound to be an exciting one. We are introducing a new segment entitled The Political Arena with Alexander Heffner (TPA). While this may be new to WHRB, Alexander hosted a show with the same title on WPAA, the radio station at his high school in Andover, Massachusetts. Now a student at Harvard, he will continue his long tradition of excellent political journalism, and we are excited and proud to have him join us. WHRB News will also be hosting an election special on the night of the election, November 4. This special will be a marathon of live coverage, reporting the results as they come in with live interviews, expert analysis, and special features you can only get here. You won't want to miss it! Also this semester: the work of local high school students. This summer, WHRB and the Community Charter School of Cambridge (CCSC) paired up to teach students the art of radio. We are proud to broadcast their pieces on the topic of "traditions" throughout these next few months.

It will be an eventful and exciting semester! Don't miss out.

Our first show aired this past Sunday, September 28. If you missed it, you can listen to it in its entirety here: FATY 9.28.08.

Special thanks to our host, John Selig. Also, thanks to Alexander Heffner for his live report for The Political Arena on the evolution of the election, from the conventions to the first debate.

This week:
  • The Consequences of Climate Change: Kiribati - An audio postcard edited by reporter Alyce de Carteret on a recent talk President of Kiribati Anote Tong gave on campus entitled "Climate Change: the Human Dimesnion." Kiribati, an island nation in the South Pacific, may face going out of existence due to rising sea levels. To hear the talk in its entirety, see the Extra section.
  • Personal Space - A commentary by reporter Larissa Zhou, studying abroad in Shanghai, on adjusting to her new life in China.
  • The Crossing Guard - A piece on musical tastes created by high school student Ariel Garcia, brought to you by the CCSC. To hear more of Ariel's work, see the Extra section.
  • Climate Change: the Human Dimension - Audio of President of Kiribati Anote Tong's entire talk, givenon campus last Monday, September 22.
  • Hip-Hop - A piece by high school student Ariel Garcia, brought to you by the CCSC.
  • Musical Traditions - A piece by high school student Ariel Garcia, brought to you by the CCSC.
Thanks for listening! If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, don't hesitate to e-mail us at news@whrb[dot]org. Be sure to tune in next Sunday, October 5, at 12:30pm for another fantastic episode of the Great American Talk Show. FATY will be back two weeks from now on October 12, same time, same channel.

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