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Feb. 25, 2021 - Kat Paye, Leapin’ Leprechaun & More

“How can we meet people where they’re at?”  In an era defined for organizations by“the pivot,” the National Cherry Festival has been no exception.  Executive Director Kat Paye joins us to discuss this year’s upcoming Leapin’ Leprechaun 5K, as well as adapting to the pandemic and finding ways to continue events under a new model, and looking to the future.

Feb. 24, 2021 - Dr. Nick Nissley, Northwestern Michigan College

Officially becoming NMC’s eleventh president on January 1, 2020, Dr. Nick Nissley has had to face challenges no one could have foreseen.  He joins us to speak about continuing education programs Michigan Reconnect and Futures for Frontliners, working to serve the community, and the “60 by 30” goal.

Feb. 24, 2021 - Susan Corbin, Michigan Reconnect

This month, Michigan launched a program providing a tuition-free pathway for state residents 25 years or older to receive an Associate’s Degree or Pell-eligible skill certificate from their in-district community college: Michigan Reconnect.  Susan Corbin, the Acting Director of Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, joins us with the details.

Feb. 23, 2021 - Bill Marsh, Jr., The Surprising Truth about the Pursuit of Happiness

When asked if we want to be happy, all of us would probably say, “…well, yes, of course!”  What the problem with what we think of as “happiness,” says Bill Marsh, Jr., of the blog Making You Matter, is multifaceted.  

Feb. 22, 2021 - #MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, Mr. Music DJs

Stories from the world of music, including Daft Punk’s bizarre-but-on-brand break-up announcement, Kanye West’s impending divorce and how Metallica’s chickens came home to roost.  

Feb. 21, 2021 - Jeffery Ford, Normal is BORING

Society has its idea of what is normal and so does almost everyone else around us.  However, Jeffery Ford, the VedIQ Guild’s 2019 Distinguished Visionary of the Year award winner, joins us to ask….is “normal” really the best way for you to be living?

Feb. 20, 2021 - Eric Nittolo, Nittolo’s Pizza

A renowned Northern Michigan culinary fixture, chef Eric Nittolo joins us to talk about his new restaurant opening in Lake Leelanau, why their motto is “local supporting local because we’re local,” why less is more when it comes to pizza and what he’ll do if you ask for pineapple.

Feb. 19, 2021 - Beth Milligan, Traverse City Ticker

A look back at the some of the biggest local stories of the week, discussing the quiet extension of the restaurant restrictions for the state and County Commission’s partisan resolution debates.

Feb. 18, 2021 - Kevin Klein, New York and Boston Direct Flights

Director of Cherry Capital Airport Kevin Klein returns to reveal even more nonstop flights coming this summer.   

Feb. 17, 2021 - Adrian Juarez, Iris Cocktail Co.

Making a good cocktail at home can be difficult, but Iris Cocktail Co. is looking to change that with their series of delicious cordials -- just add alcohol, stir and enjoy!  Co-owner Adrian Juarez joins us to talk leaving LA for TC, starting the company with partner Riley Billingsley, and what's ahead. 

Feb. 16, 2021 - Heather Brady and Melissa McKenna, Traverse Area District Library

TADL's Adult Services Coordinator Melissa McKenna and Marketing & Communications Manager Heather Brady join Vic McCarty to discuss the book “American Dirt,” and what’s happening at the library.

Feb. 15, 2021 - #MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, Mr. Music DJs

A look back at the week in music, including Bruce Springsteen’s suspicious DWI, New York state welcoming back (small) live events and Gene Simmons wanting kids to get off his rock ’n roll lawn. 

Feb. 14, 2021 - Meredith Hawes, Winter Fire Safety

With temperatures chilly, our sources of heat are working overtime; unfortunately, with that comes an increased chance of fire danger.  Meredith Hawes, with the National Fire Protection Association, joins us to talk about ways to stay safe while staying warm.  

Feb. 13, 2021 - Jody Trietch, Impact 100 in 2021

Impact 100 Traverse City, a female-driven group funding grants for programs and organizations looking to better our region, has not been immune to the challenges of the past year.  President Jody Trietch talks to us about the transformational power of what they’ve been able to do thus far, navigating the pandemic-era, and what’s ahead.  

Feb. 12, 2021 - Beth Milligan, Traverse City Ticker

A look back at the some of the biggest local stories of the week, including the upcoming decision on the FishPass injunction, restaurant and retail news, and one of the deadliest stretch of highway in the state. 

Feb. 11, 2021 - Dave Denison & Katy McCain, Downtown Restaurant Week(s)

Traverse City Restaurant Week -- or, should I say, weeks - returns February 21st through March 6th -- Amical owner Dave Denison, along with DDA Director of Community Development Katy McCain, joins us with all the details

Feb. 10, 2021 -Brighid Driscoll, GT Pulse

Lead columnist for 9&10 News’ online magazine, Brighid Driscoll joins to talk about coming to Northern Michigan, the feel-good focus of GT Pulse, and why tending bar is a great way to learn an area.