New Episode of the ARCLight Podcast has dropped featuring Hersey grad Erich Specht

S03E03: Push Puppets, Adventures of the Musical Union and Elvis Costello’s Pizza: A Conversation with Erich Specht Erich Specht is a 1986 graduate of Hersey High School. He also attended River Trails back when it was a junior high. As the man behind the band Push Puppets, Erich came to the ARC Studio to talk about his life in music, the new Push Puppets album and played a few songs.  He also reminisced about his time at Hersey and the founding of a short-lived club called the Adventures of the Musical Union. Oh, and he also talked about a slice of pizza he got from Elvis Costello. Listen to the episode to understand this picture: More information about Erich Specht and Push Puppets can be found at .  Digital downloads are available on Bandcamp . The new album from the band is called Allegory Grey . You can also find the Push Puppets on Spotify . The episode features a lot of music references. Here is a list of the bands, artists and songs mentioned in the

Mr. Janu's Favorite Book of 2022: Unnatural Creatures by Kris Waldherr

I first read Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus when I was in junior high. Like most people, I was indoctrinated first by the Hollywood iterations of the story and only knew “Frankenstein” as Boris Karloff, and was surprised by the novel and the way in which the ideas of monstrosity were not associated with the creature, but with Dr. Victor Frankenstein. In particular, I was taken by the humanity and intelligence of “the monster,” who articulately narrates a significant portion of the book.  The novel remains one of my favorites, and I have returned to it several times in my life. But the novel is problematic, in many ways. In particular, the characters outside of Victor and the “Monster” are never fully developed and their motivations and personalities are never fully explored in the epistolary nature of Shelley’s work. Unnatural Creatures , by Kris Waldherr, corrects this flaw and presents Frankenstein in its full human and emotional potential by focusing not on

Huskie History Podcast is now available!

  Freshmen Michal and Phillip are history buffs. They like history so much, they approached Radio Club with an idea to create a history podcast. The result: Huskie History! The first episode is available and deals with the Battle of Osowiec Fortress in World War I -- and it involves zombies! Well, not really zombies, per se -- but close. The plan is to put out episodes every couple of weeks. Huskie History is a student written and produced podcast out of the ARC Studio in the Academic Resource Center at John Hersey High School. You can listen to Huskie History below, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Currently, the podcast is available on Anchor , Spotify and Apple Podcasts .

New Episode of the ARCLight Podcast has dropped! "Can I Have Your Autograph?" now available!

Freshman Matthew Grajkowski is an autograph collector. Over the last few years, he has amassed an impresses library of signatures. Some of them are in the form of letters. Some are signed pictures. Some are signed trading cards or even jerseys. Recently, he received this signed picture from Harrison Ford: On this episode of the ARCLight Podcast, we sit down with Matthew and discuss the business of autograph collecting. He discusses how he got involved in the hobby and gives tips and pointers on how to be successful in getting the autographs of politicians, athletes and celebrities. You can view Matthew's collection at the following locations: International Famous Replies on Facebook or on his Instagram site . Or listen to the episode below: Subscribe to the ARCLight Podcast on the following platforms: Apple Google Spotify

Halloween on Huskie Radio!

Halloween is here!  Huskie Radio is turning over the airways to all things spooky -- featuring classic Halloween tunes, plus special Halloween mixes from Mr. John Bottiglieri -- otherwise known as J-Bones , JB and the Ghost of Christmas Past (among many aliases!) J-Bones being attacked by a vampire. Pretty typical. JB is a District 214 legend. He taught Film Study and English at Elk Grove High School for 3 decades. He's now retired, and living his best life in California. He writes a column for F-ThisMovie and also serves as a judge at the ARCLight Student Film Festival as well. Follow him on Twitter . There is no one who knows more about Halloween music than J-Bones. His music mixes are as legendary as the man himself.  Today, on Huskie Radio, we will be featuring several of his best mixes, repeated throughout the day. Listen online.  Here is the schedule: Have a Spooky Day!

Introducing "The Beatles: Every Little Thing"

We have a new show streaming on Huskie Radio -- The Beatles: Every Little Thing !  This hour long show showcases the music of the Fab Four, plus decades of their solo music as well. Hosted by long time radio host Ken Michaels , each episode is an eclectic mix of music. Plus, Ken tests your knowledge of the Beatles with a weekly Trivia question! New episodes of The Beatles: Every Little Thing can be heard every Wednesday at 3pm and Saturday at 4pm. Only on Huskie Radio!

ARCLight Podcast: "The Cost of Saving a Life" - An interview with Katie Standefer

  The first episode of Season 2 of the ARCLight Podcast has dropped. In this episode, 2003 Hersey graduate Kati Standefer talks about her book, Lightning Flowers: My Journey to Uncover the Cost of Saving a Life.  When she was 24, Kati went into cardiac arrest and ended up getting a cardiac defibrillator wired into her chest. That device, though, malfunctioned several years later, sending three powerful shocks to her heart. The device was supposed to save her life, yet there she was writhing on the ground in pain. That incident prompted a global journey of inquiry. She wanted to know what the cost was to create that device, not just on her, but on the people who mined the minerals and on the environment. This led her across the United States, and to Madagascar and Rwanda. On this episode of the ARCLight Podcast, Kati discusses that journey, the writing of the book and how Lightning Flowers was her "attempt to figure out how to keep being a living person." Listen below, or a

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