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March 19, 2021 - Beth Milligan, Traverse City Ticker

A look back at some of the biggest local stories of the week, featuring a revamped vaccine registration system, a new apartment complex approved for Hall Street, clean up at the airport and a new restaurant heads to West Front Street.

March 18, 2021 - Superintendent Jim Coneset, GT Academy

How do schools serve not just educational needs of kids, but their social/emotional needs?  Grand Traverse Academy Superintendent Jim Coneset joins us to talk about how their approach to learning has become especially relevant to helping students during the pandemic.

March 17, 2021 - Claire LePine, MAWBY’s “Green Giving”

MAWBY, home of Leelanau County’s famous sparkling wine, has always been focused on giving back.  Marketing Manager Claire LePine joins us to talk about their “Green Giving” program, where $1 from every bottle and glass of green sold goes to local groups that make our area a better place to live, work and play.

March 16, 2021 - Scott Graham, Spring Beer Festival Cancelled

Last year’s inaugural Michigan Brewers Guild Spring Beer Festival, to be held at Traverse City Pit Spitters’ Turtle Creek Stadium, was cancelled due to the pandemic.  While hopes were high for a 2021 kickoff, that, unfortunately, will not be happening.  Scott Graham, Executive Director of the MBG, joins us to talk about the Guild, the decision to cancel, and what’s next.

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

A look back at the last week in music, featuring last night’s Grammy awards and the death of the godfather of the cassette tape.

March 14, 2021 - Suzy Connor, Sarah Hardy Humanitarian Award

From the Traverse City Human Rights Commission, Suzy Connor joins us to talk about the Sara Hardy Humanitarian Award, honoring someone who represents the ideals of diversity, equity and inclusion in Traverse City, as well as talk about how you can nominate someone you think is deserving.

March 13, 2021 - Meredith Hawes, Daylight Saving Time & Fire Safety

In the safety community, the “change your clocks/change your batteries” for smoke alarms and other devices was, for a long time, the gold standard, but with so many different changes in smoke alarms and batteries, there’s a lot more to do.  With Daylight Saving Time just over the horizon, National Fire Protection Association’s Meredith Hawes joins us to talk about staying safe this spring.

March 12, 2021 - Beth Milligan, Traverse City Ticker

A look at some of the biggest local stories of the week, including restaurant and retail changes, and Cedar Polka Fest’s new, permanent date.

March 9, 2021 - Stacia Sexton & Erin Whiting, Parallel 45 Theatre’s 2021 Season

Last summer, alongside theatres around the world, Northern Michigan’s own Parallel 45’s stage went dark.  This year, thanks to the community’s generous support and dedication to the arts, they’re planning a return for their summer festival.  Executive Director Erin Whiting, along with Director of Education Stacia Sexton, speak about how they navigated 2020 and what’s in store for 2021.  

March 8, 2021 - #MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, Mr. Music DJs

A deep dive into the world of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), a revolutionary new idea built on the Blockchain, and how its looking at changing the music industry from every angle.

March 5, 2021 - Beth Milligan, Traverse City Ticker

A look back at some of the biggest local stories of the week, featuring the city tackling liquor license confusion and “drinking culture,” and the conversion of Mitchell Creek Golf Course into a nature preserve.

March 3, 2021 - Barb Termaat, Newton’s Road Cyber Learn-A-Thon

A regional nonprofit celebrating 10 years of advocating for STEM-related learning for all students, Newton’s Road is partnering with 20Fathoms for the March 2021 Cyber Learn-A-Thon, a free 15 hour self-paced course that gives an introduction to cyber security, exploring trends, threats and staying safe in cyberspace.  Executive Director Barb Termaat joins us with the details.  

March 3, 2021 - Emily & Dylan Dodds, Trees A Crowd & TC Teens

Since the age of 4, Dylan Dodds was been interested in building.  Now a freshman in high school, Dylan, along with his mom, Emily, run Trees A Crowd, a business making items like coasters, tables and charcuterie boards using dead and dying trees.  Having just landed his first major project for Elderberry Farm Estate, Dylan is enthusiastic about building and ready for hire.  We spoke with the both of them about balancing a business and school, along with their other initiative, TC Teens, about helping area youth create purposeful and positive connections.

March 1, 2021 - Beth Milligan, Road Construction A-Plenty

There is currently, and there will continue to be, lots of road construction happening in our area.  Traverse City Ticker’s Beth Milligan joins us to break it down.

March 1, 2021 - #MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, Mr. Music DJs

A look back at recent headlines in the world of music, featuring vinyl’s very-healthy 2020, the new app that’s like late night talk radio mixed with a jam session, and Lady Gaga’s dog-napped pooches.

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?

March 20, 2021 - Jeffery Ford, Shut Up or Speak Up

People get into arguments for a variety of reasons, says Jeffery Ford, the VedIQ Guild’s 2019 Distinguished Visionary of the Year award winner. However, not too many of them understand how it is that they, too, could win every single argument they get invited to attend.