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April 5, 2020 - Anne Stanton, Life in the Time of Virus

Executive Director of the National Writers Series, Ann Stanton joins us to talk about their new digital endeavor: “Life in the Time of Virus,” a place to collect the experiences of the community during this unique time in history. 

April 4, 2020 - Trevor Tkach, Tourism in a Pandemic

President & CEO of Traverse City Tourism, Trevor Tkach joins us to talk about what the tourism industry is doing to help deal with the effects of COVID-19.  

April 3, 2020 - Stephen Ezell, Free Soap Fridays

Traverse City Soap Manufacturer MyGreenFills’ Stephen Ezell joins us to talk about this incredible new program they’re offering:  Free Soap Fridays, offering free hand soap and laundry soap to local residents in need. 

April 3, 2020 - Beth Milligan, Traverse City Ticker

A look back at the biggest stories of the week, including what the rest of the school year looks like after Governor Whitmer’s recent Executive Order, daycare needs for essential workers and how our current remote workforce might forever be changed.

April 1, 2020 - Lisa Peacock, Drive-Thru Coronavirus Testing

Beginning today, the Emmet County Fairgrounds is host to a drive-thru testing site for COVID-19.  Health Officer for the Health Departments of Northwest Michigan Lisa Peacock joins us to talk through all the details.

April 1, 2020 - Soon Hagerty & Beau Warren, Hospitality Relief Efforts

While it’s always been focused on giving back, the Good Bowl restaurant in Traverse City is putting all charity efforts towards supporting TC restaurants, bars and hotel workers who are struggling financially during the pandemic.  We’re joined by Good Bowl founder Soon Hagerty, along with T-Shirt Robot’s Beau Warren, who partnered with the Good Bowl for the creation of a “We Will Carry On” tote bag you can purchase to help support the effort.

March 31, 2020 - What’s Happening with School, Anyway?

Sources say Governor Whitmer is eyeing cancelling the rest of the school year amidst the Coronavirus pandemic.  But what exactly would that look like for our students?  

March 31, 2020 - David Mengebier, Urgent Needs Fund

Many fundraising events have been cancelled for non-profit organizations that are the very ones being called upon for services during this uncertain time.  David Mengebier, President & CEO of the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation, joins us to discuss ways we can help these vital local organizations help our community.

March 31, 2020 - Bill Marsh, Jr., Being Productive From Home

With Governor Whitmer’s stay-at-home order, many people are working from the comforts of their living quarters — but that can be more difficult than you’d think.  Bill Marsh, Jr., from the blog “Making You Matter,” joins us to discuss tips and tactics to still get things done when you’re stuck at home.

March 29, 2020 - Sue Bolde & Dr. Amelia Siders, Handling Uncertainty

Mental Wellness Counseling’s Nicole Ball joins us to talk about the varied stages of grief we’re all experiencing during the “stay-at-home” order during the COVIC-19 crisis. 

March 28, 2020 - Sue Bolde & Dr. Amelia Siders, Handling Uncertainty

Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center’s Executive Director Sue Bolde, along with Children’s Advocacy Centers of Michigan’s Dr. Amelia Siders join us with techniques learned from trauma treatments that will help with handling the anxiety and fear of times of uncertainty.

March 28, 2020 - Jack Lane, Real Estate Amidst COVID-19

WTCM’s “Ask the Real Estate Guy” Jack Lane joins us to talk about how the region’s real estate market is being impacted by the Coronavirus.

March 27, 2020 - Dr. Michael Collins, Coronavirus Update for Our Region

Grand Traverse County Health Department Director Dr. Michael Collins joins us to discuss the current situation with COVID-19 in Northern Michigan. 

March 27, 2020 - Beth Milligan, Traverse City Ticker

A look back at the biggest local stories of the week, including what declaring a “state of emergency” means for Grand Traverse County and Michigan as a whole, Munson Medical Center watching Detroit’s health care system for cues, and more.  

March 25, 2020 - Russell Schindler, SampleServ Testing For COVID-19

TC NewTech founder Russell Schindler is also the CEO of SampleServ, originally a sampling service for environmental testing that has recently been working to assist remote medical screening pop-ups handle high-volume Coronavirus sampling with zero transcription errors. 

March 25, 2020 - Pastor Craig Trierweiler, Practicing Faith from a Distance

New Hope Community Church’s Pastor Craig Trierweiler joins us to discuss finding and practicing faith in the age of the Coronavirus. 

March 25, 2020 - Jacob Steichen, Protecting First Responders from COVID-19

Firefighter with Traverse City Firefighters L646, Jacob Steichen shares was first responders are doing to protect themselves and those needing medical attention in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic.

March 24, 2020 - Sheriff Tom Bensley, “Stay-At-Home” Order 

Grand Traverse Sheriff Tom Bensley joins us to talk about a potential uptick in certain crimes during the shelter-in-place order from Governor Whitmer, and what enforcing that order means for local officers.

March 24, 2020 - Senator Wayne Schmidt & Bob O’Hara, “Essential” Workers During “Shelter-In-Place”

Michigan State Senator Wayne Schmidt, along with Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area Executive Officer, joins us to talk about Governor Whitmer’s stay-at-home order, discussing which workers are considered essential and which aren’t, and attempts to clarify the role of the trades in critical services.  

March 22, 2020 - Jeffery Ford, Managing Our Pandemic Reactions

Our favorite genius Jeffery Ford returns to unpack the varied and understandable reactions to the Coronavirus pandemic, and what we can learn about ourselves during this process.

March 21, 2020 - Tracy Schmerl-Magoon, Wedding Planning During Coronavirus

Owner of Social Butterfly Weddings & Events, Tracy Schmerl-Magoon joins us to talk about making plans for your important day during these uncertain times.

March 20, 2020 - Sarah Polena-Antinossi, Awaiting Results In Quarantine

After being tested for COVID-19, Charlevoix resident Sarah Polena-Antinossi talks with us about what it’s like to be truly quarantined while waiting to hear whether or not she is positive for the Coronavirus.

March 20, 2020 - Beth Milligan, Traverse City Ticker

A look back at the biggest local stories of the week, including how to properly interpret Michigan’s increasing COVID-19 numbers, widening the qualifications for state unemployment, bar and restaurant owners’ struggles to reinvent their business models, BATA reducing their busing, and more.

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