At WHRB, Henna Hundal clues listeners in on current events and trends

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 16:20 in Psychology & Sociology

This is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates.  Imagine, if you will, that you could interview anyone alive today — personal heroes, world leaders, or any other walking, talking cultural phenomenon. Who would you choose? For Henna Hundal, this question is more than hypothetical: the Eliot House senior seized the resources at Harvard to interview a wide diversity of distinguished guests on her eponymous radio show. Hundal, who grew up in Turlock, Calif., in an immigrant family of almond farmers, was first introduced to radio in high school by the multi-talented radio personality Cynthia Brian. She soon fell in love with the medium. “There’s something undeniably raw and real about radio that I find hard to resist,” Hundal said. “There’s no veneers, no smoke and mirrors. It’s the quintessential vehicle for candid conversations.” On campus, the student-run Harvard Radio Broadcasting (WHRB 95.3 FM) was the first co-curricular...

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