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Dec. 6, 2020 - Beth Milligan, Traverse City Ticker
A heartwarming story for the Christmas season about someone going above and beyond to make someone’s season better.
Dec. 5, 2020 - Kevin Sehlmeyer, Fire Update
Michigan Fire Marshal Kevin Sehlmeyer joins us to talk about an uptick in fire-related fatalities for the year, along with ways to keep you and your loved ones safe, along with dealing with staffing issues as first responders deal with COVID-19.
Dec. 4, 2020 - Beth Milligan, Traverse City Ticker
A look back at some of the biggest local stories of the week, featuring the Ironman 70.3 race moving to Benzie County, Acme’s Solar Farm, Cherry Capital Airport potentially moving towards self-governing system (and what that means), and the possibility of continuing the “three week pause.”
Dec. 3, 2020 - Joseph Morrissey, The Nutcracker (Virtually) at Interlochen
Director of Dance for Interlochen Center for the Arts, Joseph Morrissey joins us to discuss this year’s virtual production of the classic ballet “The Nutcracker,” featuring 34 dancers across 22 states, streaming December 12.
Dec. 2, 2020 - Al Uryga, The Dashing Santa
2020 may have forced the cancellation of many things, but not the magic of Santa. Al Uryga joins us to discuss “The Dashing Santa,” specializing in socially distanced visits for kids to still get the experience of talking to the big guy before Christmas. You can order up your own “Santa Session” to have St. Nick stop by your home by visiting their website, TheDashingSanta.com.
Dec. 2, 2020 - Mike & Holly Kotz, Lost Village Pierogi
Formally located in Grand Rapids, Mike & Holly Kotz moved their incredible pierogi business to downtown Petoskey after vacationing in Northern Michigan. This Saturday, they’ll host a pop-up in the Traverse City Meijer parking lot — just place your order by tomorrow, December 3rd, and drive-up to get your delicious pierogi and Polish holiday food.
Dec. 1, 2020 - Jennifer Szunko & Sarah Hunt, TC NewTech
Executive Director Jennifer Szunko and Development Director Sarah Hunt join us to preview the presenters at tonight’s virtual meetup from TC NewTech! Featured this evening: Diane Wang of Refermejob, helping less-experienced job hunters make connections; Holly McPherson of Virtual Office Agent, offering digital support for start-ups and new businesses; Kim Lavine of Heugenis, digital health company offering non-drug treatments to Alzheimer’s patients; Ganna Tymko of Clarapone, a real-time accent clarifying software; Nate VerBerkmoes of the South of the Straits Show, a virtual reality concert in real-time for local acts all the way up to international musicians.
Nov. 30, 2020 - Katy McCain, Downtown Relief Fund Holiday Auction
Community Development Director for the Downtown Traverse City Association, Katy McCain joins us to talk about their new Holiday Auction, going on now through December 11, featuring gift baskets of fantastic items from downtown merchants, all benefiting the Downtown Relief Fund.
Nov. 30, 2020 - #MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, Mr. Music DJs
A look back at what’s happened this week in the world of music, featuring Snoop Dogg’s new career as a boxing commentator, Spotify’s 70 Million reasons to worry, and Queen breaking a record.
Nov. 26, 2020 - Pet Peeves
On this Thanksgiving Day, we don’t you take a break from gratitude and think about what annoys you, instead? Christal and Vic share their own pet peeves, and speak to listeners about what stuff just rubs them the wrong way.
Nov. 25, 2020 - Kat Paye, CherryT Ball Drop Goes Virtual
Traverse City’s annual New Year’s Eve tradition is going virtual this year — the CherryT Ball Drop committee and the National Cherry Festival Foundation Board of Directors announced they’ll be live streaming a cherry drop so area residents can watch from home, rather than gathering in person. Festival Executive Director Kat Paye joins us to talk about the details, including how the main drive of the event—raising money for charity—is still very much happening.
Nov. 25, 2020 - Pastor Rick Stewart & Carolyn Hoover, The Christmas Journey
New Hope Community Church’s 9th annual “Christmas Journey” is a 45 minute outdoor walking tour where you can experience the Christmas story right in front of you, watching scenes comes to life as a guide leads you through a woodland path filled with actors, scenery and live animals. New Hope Pastor Rick Stewart and Carolyn Hoover join us to discuss the details.
Nov. 24, 2020 - Bill Marsh, Jr., Amusing Ourselves To Death
As we become more and more involved in our phones, Bill Marsh, Jr., of the blog Making You Matter, joins us to discuss how technology can stunt our personal growth, and how we can stop.
Nov. 23, 2020 - #MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, Mr. Music DJs
A look back at the last week in the world of music, featuring the American Music Awards, and the increasing irrelevance of such award shows, Guitar Center filing for bankruptcy while demand for their good soars, and a new startup that looks to get musicians paid by listening to what’s being played around you.
Nov. 22, 2020 - Jeffery Ford, The Power of a Strong Foundation
You can’t build anything lasting in this world without laying the groundwork for success, says Jeffery Ford, the VedIQ Guild’s 2019 Distinguished Visionary of the Year award winner. Life is tough, and we’re going to be hit by many different challenges throughout our lives, but Jeffery has some thoughts on how to better prepare ourselves.
Nov. 21, 2020 - Heather Brady & Michele Howard, “The Searcher”
Marketing Manager of the Traverse Area District Library, Heather Brady, along with Executive Director Michele Howard, joins us to discuss “The Searcher,” the new novel by Tana French, and what’s going on with the library now that they’ve switched for curbside service for the next few weeks.
Nov. 20, 2020 - Beth Milligan, Traverse City Ticker
A look back at some of the biggest local stories of the week, featuring the coming arrival of body cameras for the Traverse City Police Department, potential changes for the Sherriff’s office and the GT County Jail, the current state of the proposed crossing over the Boardman River, and TC’s first climbing gym.
Nov. 19, 2020 - Juliette Schultz & Carol Rose, WRC Thrift Stores Temporarily Close
Due to the latest COVID-19 restrictions, the Women’s Resource Center has decided to close their thrift shops, their main source of funding, for the next three weeks. Juliette Schultz, Director of the Women’s Resource Center, and Carol Rose, manager of the WRC Thrift Stores, join us to discuss the impact on the organization and how you can help.
Nov. 18, 2020 - Mike Kent, Toys for Tots
Things look a little different for the annual Toys for Tots toy drive, but volunteers are still calling on the spirit of the season to help meet demand for children in need. Mike Kent joins us to talk about how the organization has rethought the entire process, due to the pandemic, and to discuss the kick-off this Saturday at 3 different locations (Bill Marsh, Fox Motors and the Marine recruiting station inside the Grand Traverse Mall).
Nov. 16, 2020 - State Rep. Jack O’Malley, Three Week Pause
After Governor Whitmer’s press conference last night about new MDHHS orders regarding COVID-19 restrictions, 101st District Representative Jack O’Malley joins us to discuss where things stand in the state of Michigan.
Nov. 16, 2020 - #MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, Mr. Music DJs
A look back on music news of the past week, including Kylie Minogue’s work-from-home album and the unexpected rebirth of Tower Records.
Nov. 10, 2020 - Kirsten Simmons, MI COVID Alert App
Department of Health and Human Services of Michigan spokeswoman Kirsten Simmons joins us to talk about a new app available that allows you to receive notifications if another users you’ve been near goes on to test positive for COVID-19, as well as giving you to option to notify others if you test positive.
Nov. 9, 2020 - #MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, Mr. Music DJs
A look back at some of the latest stories in the world of music, featuring this weekend’s broadcast of the long-delayed 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, the upcoming Country Music Awards, a postmortem for Kanye West’s presidential campaign and Barry Gibb expanding his musical horizons.