War of the Worlds on WXOU

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Every year, Rich Luzenski of Cinema Serenade (Wednesdays 2-4pm) hosts a reenactment of Orson Welles’ “The War of the Worlds” radio drama in celebration of Halloween.

The original drama was broadcast live over CBS Radio airwaves on October 30th, 1938. The program, which consisted of a series of news bulletins, lead listeners to believe there was an alien invasion occurring in America.

WXOU will recreate the drama this year on Wednesday, 10.29 2-4pm. Or is Oakland University really being invaded by aliens? Listen live on 88.3FM or click “listen” above to find out!

Hear last year’s reenactment here:

WXOU War of the Worlds 2013 by Lauren M. Barthold on Mixcloud

Hillary Clinton visits Oakland University

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By Lauren Barthold | @bylaurenb

Photos by Timothy Pontzer | @timothy_pontzer

The former First Lady, Secretary of State, and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton stopped by the O’Rena Thursday, October 16th to endorse U.S. Senate candidate Gary Peters and gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer.

Hillary Clinton at OU: Annie Meinberg Speech by Wxou on Mixcloud

Hillary Clinton at OU: Richard Bernstein Speech by Wxou on Mixcloud

Nearly 3,000 people packed into the sectioned off arena to watch the rally where numerous Democratic candidates and leaders joined in for support. It was after Lieutenant Governor candidate Lisa Brown spoke when Peters, Schauer, and Clinton took the stage to “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” around 6pm.

Hillary Clinton at OU: Clinton Introduction by Wxou on Mixcloud

Hillary Clinton at OU: Clinton on Women by Wxou on Mixcloud

Following Clinton’s speech, which touched on education, equality, and other “hard choices” (A plug for her latest book), she walked along the front row barrier signing autographs and taking selfies with attendees.

In the last week, Clinton has traveled to Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Louisville, and San Francisco endorsing other Democratic candidates.

WXOU was the only radio station in Michigan to broadcast the event live.