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16 minutes | Oct 29, 2018
Zach Lupetin of Dustbowl Revival
Zach Lupetin of Dustbowl Revival joins us to talk about the upcoming performance at City Opera House (Nov. 2) for this incredible folk funk ensemble!
87 minutes | Oct 26, 2018
TC Ticker; Pine Hill; Interlochen Scholarship; OWI Enforcement
Our super-sized Friday show is here! Kicking this off at 10 am with Beth Milligan from the Traverse City Ticker, recapping this week’s biggest local headlines; Jeanine Rubert, from Pine Hill Village Gardens, discussing fall and our outdoor spaces, and taking your questions; the Community Coffee Break, brought to you by Craig Wealth Advisors, with Mika Perrine, Interim Creative Writing Director at Interlochen Arts Academy, talking about the Virginia B. Ball Creative Writing Scholarship Contest, offering full-tuition as a means of encouraging exceptional young writers to pursue the development of their craft; and, finally, Lt. Brian Giddis of the Grand Traverse Sheriff’s Office, discussing about their new Operating While Intoxicated enforcement project. Plus: a #GoodNewsStory about canine homecoming.
40 minutes | Oct 25, 2018
Chef James Morse; The Accidentals
Today on the Foodie Scene, we presented an encore presentation of our conversation with chef James Morse from The Boathouse on Old Mission Peninsula. Savannah Buist & Katie Larson of The Accidentals joined us in-studio to debut their new single, “Heavy Flag! Plus: a #GoodNewsStory about a true Super Mom.
44 minutes | Oct 24, 2018
Today we present “Stacy’s Story.” A Grand Valley State University class assignment to educate our community about youth homelessness inspired one student to share her personal story. Choosing to remain anonymous, “Stacy” speaks from the heart about her struggles in foster care, falling between the cracks of a broken system, and her hopes for the young people in Northern Michigan who are currently experiencing homelessness. A story of pain and triumph—and incredibly bravery. Plus: how a terrible message led to stopping a school shooting, Proposal 1, and a #GoodNewsStory about looking out for your classmates.
45 minutes | Oct 23, 2018
Ben LaCross; Nicole Ball
We spoke with Ben LaCross, from LaCross Farms & Leelanau Fruit Company, about Farm Bureau endorsements for the upcoming midterm elections. Then, Nicole Ball, from Mental Wellness Counseling, talked about rekindling the marriage fire. Plus: a #GoodNewsStory about one good deed leading to another.
43 minutes | Oct 22, 2018
Mr. Music; Fred Nelson
Starting the week with #MusicMonday and Jordan Anderson from Mr. Music DJ & Event Services, talking about the music of Antarctica, concert ticketing made easy and why you gotta think twice before you turn the radio on in your business; then, Fred Nelson, of the Cherryland Jazz Society, joins us to talk about America’s musical artform and the upcoming performance by the Cake Walking Jass Band. Plus: a #GoodNewsStory about a legendary shoe shiner.
85 minutes | Oct 19, 2018
Local Headlines; Pine Hill; Salvation Army; Love's Finest Hour
We started our super-sized Friday show with a recap of the biggest local stories of the week; then, Jeanine Rubert, from Pine Hill Village Gardens, discussing fall and our outdoor spaces, and taking your questions; the Community Coffee Break, brought to you by Craig Wealth Advisors, with Ruth Blick from The Salvation Army, talking about looking for help during the upcoming holiday season; and author Paul Wheelock, author of “Love’s Finest Hour,” ahead of his signing at Horizon Books in Traverse City tomorrow. Plus: a #GoodNewsStory about a clothing library.
38 minutes | Oct 18, 2018
Foodie Scene: Peegeo’s
On today’s Foodie Scene, we welcomed George VanKersen, owner of Peegeo’s Food & Spirits, a Grand Traverse area institution for 35 years! Plus: cupcakes and marriage rates, and a #GoodNewsStory about a unique gift for a little girl’s birthday.
43 minutes | Oct 17, 2018
Goodwill’s Empty Bowl; Marijuana Legalization
We spoke with Sue Vado of Goodwill Northern Michigan, along with Suzanne Allen from sponsor Blue Cross Blue Shield, about their upcoming Empty Bowls, an event at the Hagerty Center November 4 to help fight hunger in Northwest Michigan, followed by open lines about the legalization of marijuana. Plus: a #GoodNewsStory about making the most of a second chance.
44 minutes | Oct 16, 2018
Karen Kienbaum; Hagerty Non Profit Partnership
Today we welcomed Attorney Karen Kienbaum , President of JustUs, ahead of her October 25 seminar at the Grand Traverse Resort about #MeToo and our professional climate; then, Hagerty Insurance is looking for organizations for their annual Non Profit Partnership Search — we spoke with Amy Johnson of Hagerty about how your favorite charity might be the one! Plus: bad bosses, living cheaply now so you can reap the benefits later, and a #GoodNewsStory about a fifth grade athlete looking to honor his grandfather.
42 minutes | Oct 15, 2018
Mr. Music; Here:Say Storytelling
We started the week with #MusicMonday and Jordan Anderson from Mr. Music DJ & Event Services, talking about Apple trying to use algorithms to find the next superstar, Michael Buble’s maybe-retirement and an important bill for working artists finally signed into law. Then, we welcomed Karen Stein, of Here:Say Storytelling, in advance of tonight’s season-opening show at the Workshop Brewing Company. Plus: thoughts on last Friday’s Bras for a Cause fundraiser, my high school reunion, and a #GoodNewsStory about the power of a letter.
89 minutes | Oct 12, 2018
TC Ticker; Pine Hill; TBCAC; Jeffery Ford
Kicking this off with Beth Milligan from the Traverse City Ticker, recapping this week’s biggest local headlines; Jeanine Rubert, from Pine Hill Village Gardens, discussing fall and our outdoor spaces, and taking your questions; the Community Coffee Break, brought to you by Craig Wealth Advisors, with Ginger Kadlec, with the Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center, talking about mandated reporting; and Jeffery Alan Ford, author and MENSA and World Genius Directory member, discussing reuniting the country amidst our growing divide. Plus: a #GoodNewsStory about a small town becoming inclusive for everyone.
40 minutes | Oct 11, 2018
Slabtown Burgers; Groundwork Center
Today we featured an encore presentation of our interview with Jeff Pownell of Slabtown Burgers for the Foodie Scene; then, Jim Bruckbauer, Deputy Director of the Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities, discussed a new passenger rail study regarding train travel between Ann Arbor and Traverse City. Plus: a #GoodNewsStory about feeding those in need.
41 minutes | Oct 10, 2018
Traverse City Baseball; Sailing Games
On today’s show, we spoke with Mickey Graham, Director of Marketing and Media Relations for the West Michigan Whitecaps, part of Traverse City Baseball, the group that just acquired Wuerfel Park and the Beach Bums. Then, Susan Kraus and Eric Lind, from Traverse Area Community Sailing, discussed the upcoming “Sailing Games” fundraiser this Saturday at the Grand Traverse Yacht Club. Plus: a #GoodNewsStory about helping out the helpers.
46 minutes | Oct 9, 2018
Conflict Resolution; Mental Wellness
On today’s show, we talked with Rebecca Rogan, executive director of Conflict Resolution Services here in Traverse City, followed by Steve Greenman, from Mental Wellness Counseling, discussing changes in life-perceptions and reality. Plus: a #GoodNewsStory about an overdue library book.
43 minutes | Oct 8, 2018
Mr. Music; NFPA
TODAY’S PODCAST: We started the week with #MusicMonday and Jordan Anderson from Mr. Music DJ & Event Services, remembering the Beatles’ award-winning engineer and highlighting the quietest violin performance ever. Then, Meredith Hawes, from the National Fire Protection Association, spoke about Fire Prevention Week! Plus: a #GoodNewsStory about a good doctor helping a boy and his best friend.
89 minutes | Oct 5, 2018
Ticker Headlines; Pine Hill; Craig Wealth; Bras for a Cause; Northern Initiatives
Happy Friday, everyone! It was a big show today, starting with Beth Milligan from the Traverse City Ticker, recapping the biggest local headlines of the week; Jeanine Rubert, from Pine Hill Village Gardens, discussing fall and our outdoor spaces, and taking your questions; the Community Coffee Break, brought to you by Craig Wealth Advisors, with Debbie Craig; Ian Ashton, from annual fundraiser Bras for a Cause; and Chris Wendel, from Northern Initiatives, celebrating 25 years of providing small business loans to deserving entrepreneurs in Michigan. Plus: a #GoodNewsStory about taking care of each other.
40 minutes | Oct 4, 2018
Riverside Inn; Mamma Mia!
On today’s “Foodie Scene,” we talked with Kate Vilter, owner of the Riverside Inn of Leland, about the next part of Chefs Across the Great Lakes; then, we spoke with Melissa May, director of Mamma Mia! at the Old Town Playhouse, and Katie Clark (“Sophie”), going on now through October 13th! Plus: a #GoodNewsStory about what it means to truly “love thy neighbor.”
44 minutes | Oct 3, 2018
Attorney Phil Settles
Today we were joined by Attorney Phil Settles, at Brott, Settles and Brott, for a very special Ask the Experts. Plus: a #GoodNewsStory about a very unexpected reunion.
40 minutes | Oct 2, 2018
TC NewTech; The Good Bowl; Hiding in the Bathroom
We kicked off the show with Russell Schindler and Lisa Lorincz from TC NewTech, previewing tonight’s meet up at City Opera House; Soon Hagerty, owner of a Vietnamese restaurant with the goal of not only feeding you, but giving back to our community; and an encore presentation of our interview with author Morra Aarons-Mele (“Hiding in the Bathroom: An Introvert’s Roadmap to Getting Out There ((When You’d Rather Stay Home))”). Plus: a #GoodNewsStory about being ready to help, no matter what.
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