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Sept. 23, 2020 - Vicki Beam, Michigan College Planning
Despite how college looks and feels very different this year, the need to plan ahead for it hasn’t changed. Vicki Beam joins us from Michigan College Planning, an organization dedicated to helping families through the collegiate admissions and financial aid process.
Sept. 22, 2020 - Courtney Evans, Stand United Against Sex Trafficking
Organizer of a grassroots effort to help stop the practice of sex trafficking in our region, Courtney Evans joins us to talk about her work and what you can do, as well.
Sept. 15, 2020 - Erica Moon Mohr, TCAPS To Resume In-Person Classes
Traverse City Area Public Schools Board Member Erica Moon Mohr joins us to talk about last’s night’s meeting regarding the decision to continue ahead with the plan for face-to-face instruction beginning Monday, September 21.
Sept. 14, 2020 - #MusicMonday: Matthew “CasaNova” James
Hip-hop artist Matthew “CasaNova” James returns to chat about fatherhood, new music, and positivity.
Sept. 14, 2020 -#MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, Mr. Music DJs
A look back at the week in music news, featuring a 600+ year concert already in progress, Facebook muddying the waters on live streamed concerts, and why rapper T.I. is in T.R.O.U.B.L.E. over his cryptocurrency recommendation.
Sept. 10, 2020 - Candie Conat, AC Paw Car Bingo Fundraiser
An animal rescue organization whose two biggest fundraisers were cancelled due to COVID-19, AC Paw is looking to innovate with a fun, new, socially-distant event: Car Bingo! AC Paw volunteer Candie Conat joins us to talk about this innovate fundraiser happening Sunday, September 13th at the Williamsburg Event Center.
Sept. 10, 2020 - Sam Brickman, Bubbie’s Bagels
Having just opened in February, Bubbie’s Bagels is already a Traverse City favorite. Owner Sam Brickman joins us to talk about moving from the Sara Hardy Farmer’s Market to a brick-and-mortar in the Campus Plaza, what the future holds, serving food during COVID-19 and the most popular bagel on the menu.
Sept. 8, 2020 - Michele Howard, “The Journal of a Disappointed Man & A Last Diary”
As part of our Traverse Area District Library “Radio Book Club,” we speak with TADL Executive Director Michele Howard about this book by W.N.P. Barbellion, the nom-de-plume of English naturalist and diarist Bruce Frederick Cummings, over 100 years after it’s original publication.
Sept. 8, 2020 - Author Yaa Gyasi, “Transcendent Kingdom”
Ahead of her appearance at the National Writers Series on September 23, author Yaa Gyasi joins us to talk about her new novel, “Transcendent Kingdom,” a powerful, deeply lawyered story about a Ghanaian family in Alabama.
Sept. 6, 2020 - Jeanine Rubert, Pine Hill Nursery & Village Gardens
“Mums” season, when to plant your spring bulbs, letting your lawn go to seed and more — Jeanine from Pine Hill answers your outdoor space questions!
Sept. 5, 2020 - State Representative Jack O’Malley, Legislative Update
101st District State Representative Jack O’Malley joins us for a wide-ranging “potpourri” conversation about current events within the Michigan Legislature.
Sept. 4, 2020 - James Lake, Road Construction Projects
MDOT’s North Region Communications Representative, James Lake joins us with details about construction projects slated to begin Tuesday, September 8th.
Sept. 4, 2020 - Beth Milligan, Traverse City Ticker
A look back on some of the biggest local stories of the week, including the upcoming Union Street closure, the debate over “in-person” meetings and “the Sherrif conversation,” and more.
Sept. 3, 2020 - Kim Skarritt, Silver Muzzle Cottage Rescue & Hospice
A resource and sanctuary for homeless senior dogs, owner Kim Skarritt joins us to talk about an important change to how they’re approaching canine rescue, and how you can volunteer to help continue their mission.
Sept. 3, 2020 - John Beede, The Warrior Challenge
A global adventurer, author, entrepreneur, humanitarian, and keynote speaker, John Beede joins us to talk about his new book,
“The Warrior Challenge: 8 Quests for Boys to Grow Up with Kindness, Courage, and Grit.”
Sept. 2, 2020 - Janeen Wardie, Hope Lives in Northern Michigan
Growing out of the Traverse City Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention, Hope Lives in Northern Michigan is committed to providing hope for those surviving family and friends, and those who are continuing to fight their battle with depression.. Founder Janeen Wardie joins us to shares her personal story of restoring hope after losing her son to suicide five years ago.
Sept. 2, 2020 - Mickey Graham, This Unusual Baseball Season
General Manager of the Traverse City Pit Spitters (and, this year, the Great Lakes Resorters), Mickey Graham joins us to talk about this abnormal season, the upcoming playoffs, and plans for 2021.
Aug. 31, 2020 - #MusicMonday: Stephen Plummer, Third Coast Swing
It’s an encore presentation of our chat with founder and guitarist Stephen Plummer of Third Coast Gypsy Jazz about the origins of the band, their unique blend of styles (“…think Louis Armstrong with a French accent…”) and the importance of Django Reinhardt.
Aug. 31, 2020 - #MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, Mr. Music DJs
Looking back at stories in the world of music this week, featuring the MTV Video Music Awards, New York Philharmonic on the go, and what happens to independent venues as we enter yet another month of COVID-related restrictions.
Aug. 27, 2020 - Alisa Korn, Parks and Recreation Update
President of the Grand Traverse County Parks and Recreation department, Alisa Korn joins us to talk about the Civic Center Master Plan and the collaborative efforts to better serve the county’s citizens.
Aug. 27, 2020 - Dr. Rebekah Lynch, Eye Damage in Kids from Electronics
With kids facing extra screen time, both in face-to-face and in online learning scenarios, the dangers of “blue light” from electronic devices can hurt their eyes. Dr. Rebekah Lynch from Full Spectrum Eyecare joins us to talk about what parents can do to help.
Aug. 26, 2020 - Ruthy Kirwan, Percolate Kitchen Prep Sesh Meal Plan
“You might not know what’s coming next in 2020. But at least you’ll know what’s for dinner!” So says Ruthie Kirwan about her new meal plan, “Prep Sesh,” showing you the quickest way to get a week’s worth of mostly dump-and-cook dinners ready to go in under an hour. She also speaks about her upcoming new cookbook, and her other gig as co-host of the Terrapin Small Biz Connection.
Aug. 26, 2020 - Artist Michael Sincic
Being legally blind hasn’t stopped visual artist Michael Sincic from creating beautiful work. He joins us to tell his inspiring story.
Aug. 26, 2020 - Kelley Householder, Helping School At Home
Before the pandemic, Kelley Householder was already working with TCAPS to help students who could not be in school. Now, she’s taken her skill set and launched a new business: Helping School at Home.
Aug. 25, 2020 - Bill Marsh, Jr., Shaping Your Life Through Key Distinctions, Pt. 1
We’re sabotaging our growth and effectiveness by not understanding the way the way we’re thinking about simple—but significant—differences in how we approach seemingly small actions we take everyday. Bill Marsh, Jr., of the blog Making You Matter, joins us to discuss.
Aug. 24, 2020 - #MusicMonday: Jake Slater
Ahead of his appearance on this year’s final “Concerts on the Lawn Goes Radio Retro,” Elvis Tribute Artist Jake Slater joins us. The full concert will be heard this Thursday at 7pm on WCCW 107.5 FM.
Aug. 24, 2020 - #MusicMonday: Deb Allen, Radio Retro Wrap-Up
From the Grand Traverse Pavilions, Deb Allen joins us with a look back at of this year’s unique, radio broadcast edition of the popular summertime “Concerts on the Lawn” series.
Aug. 24, 2020 - #MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, Mr. Music DJs
A look back at some of the past week’s musical stories, featuring Britney Spears’ attempts to break free of her conservatorship, a rock concert that’s really a scientific lab, and why Dave Grohl is still the coolest guy in rock.
Sept. 24, 2020 - Kevin Klein, Travel Update
Director of Cherry Capital Airport, Kevin Klein joins us for an update on airline travel and what planning ahead current looks like..