The Christal Frost Podcast

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Daily podcast from host Christal Frost, featuring news, interviews and features from the people of Northern Michigan and beyond.

Episode Date
State Senator Wayne Schmidt, Two-Year Kindergarten

“Developmental Kindergarten” would add a 14th year to Michigan students’ traditional 13-year pre-collegiate career.  State Senator Wayne Schmidt joins us to discuss Lansing’s bipartisan efforts to further this initiative.

Jan 17, 2020
Beth Milligan, Traverse City Ticker

A look back at the top local stories of the week, including shakeups in downtown real estate and updates in the recall efforts for members of the TCAPS school board.

Jan 17, 2020
Foodie Scene: Kevin McKinley, Treetops Resort

There’s so much winter fun to be had in Gaylord at Treetops Resort — especially food-wise, thanks to their Skiable Feast!  We spoke with Kevin McKinley, Director of Golf & Ski, about this culinary adventure, as well as a number of other great opportunities YOU should take advantage of this season.

Jan 16, 2020
Troy Baker, Protecting Yourself From E-Scams

With the prevalence of e-commerce, it’s important to make sure you know who you’re buying from—and if it’s a legitimate enterprise or a scam.  Troy Baker from the West Michigan Better Business Bureau joins us to share tips about how to keep yourself safe.

Jan 16, 2020
Beau Vore, Chris Givens & Mike Matteucci, Veterans Cup

Traverse City Central High School Coach Chris Givens and Bay REPS Coach Mike Matteucci join us to talk about this year’s Veterans Cup game, along with Beau Vore, from presenting organization Mid-Michigan Honor Flight.

Jan 15, 2020
Ben LaCross, Turkish Cherry Tariff Reversal

A devastating blow was dealt to Michigan Cherry Farmer as the International Trade Commission reversed its decision to implement tariffs on Turkish cherry products. Ben LaCross from LaCross Farms and Leelanau Fruit Company joins us to talk about what this decision means for local farmers.

Jan 15, 2020
Old Town Playhouse’s “Indecent”

Director Debbie Hershey, producer Susan Fisher and musician Corrine Pearson join us to talk about Old Town Playhouse’s upcoming production of “Indecent.”

Jan 14, 2020
Radio Book Club: “Trust Exercise” by Susan Choi

Our first meeting of 2020, Traverse Area District Library’s Michele Howard and Matt Wiliford join us to discuss the new critically-acclaimed novel by Susan Choi.

Jan 14, 2020
#MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, Mr. Music DJs

Stories from the world of music this week include the upcoming Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame nominees, Justin Bieber's unusual marketing tactics and remembering Neil Peart.

Jan 13, 2020
Jeff Haas & Joe Wilson, MLK Remembrance Celebration

Building Bridges with Music’s Jeff Haas, along with musician Joe Wilson, join us ahead of “A Musical Remembrance: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day” this Monday at 7pm at City Opera House in Downtown Traverse City.

Jan 13, 2020
Meredith Hawes, Winter Fire Prevention Tips

It’s cold! There’s snow on the ground!  And with that brings specific guidelines you need to follow to keep you and your family safe from winter fires.  National Fire Protection Association’s Meredith Hawes joins us to discuss.

Jan 12, 2020
Shannon White, FUNchitecture, LLC

A Flint-based architecture firm is teaming up with two Crawford County developers to bring a Tiny House community to downtown Grayling in an effort to help solve the affordable housing crisis.  FUNchitecture’s Shannon White joins us with the details.

Jan 11, 2020
Beth Milligan, Traverse City Ticker

Our look at the week’s top local stories with Beth Milligan from the Traverse City Ticker

Jan 10, 2020
Rob Hentschel, Refugee Resettlement Program

Grand Traverse County Commission Chair Rob Hentschel joins us to discuss yesterday’s unanimous vote to continue allowing refuees to resettle in the County.

Jan 09, 2020
Foodie Scene: Chef Gary Bradt, Reflect Bistro

It's an encore presentation of our chat with Chef Gary Bradt from Reflect Bistro, inside Cambria Hotels & Suites in Traverse City.

Jan 09, 2020
Dr. Alex del Carmen, Anti-Terrorism Expert

Director of the School of Criminology at Tarleton State University, Dr. Alex del Carmen joins us to discuss the elevated threat level recently announced by the Department of Homeland Security and what the recent violence and threats from Iran mean for US citizens.

Jan 08, 2020
Dana Venhuizen, Skills Up North

Dana Venhuizen, Career Prep. Specialist at Traverse Bay Area Career-Tech Center, joins us to talk about Skills Up North-- for adults looking to complete their GED, learn a new trade at the same time and find a career pathway.

Jan 08, 2020
Ben Whiting, Tricks Against Humanity

Our resident magician, Ben Whiting, is back with two additional shows added to his previously sold out run of “Tricks Against Humanity:  Live Magic and Mind Reading” at Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel.

Jan 07, 2020
Russell Schindler, TC NewTech

Russell Schindler, founder of TC NewTech, join us to preview tonight’s January meetup event, highlighting this month’s presenters to this unique, “Shark Tank”-like pitch presentation.

Jan 07, 2020
#MusicMonday: Kevin B. Klein

It's an encore presentation of our conversation with Kevin B. Klein. Join us along with lead guitarist Mic Bez, they update us on his latest happenings and perform two songs, “My Michigan” and “Long Gone.”

Jan 06, 2020
#MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, Mr. Music DJs

Stories from the world of music this week include Billboard adding YouTube streams to their chart-rankings, Guns ’n Roses issuing a lifetime ban to one of their biggest fans, last night’s music-themed Golden Globes winners and Meat Loaf’s identity crisis.

Jan 06, 2020
Jeff Smith, Becoming Amish

Michigan author Jeff Smith joins us to chat about what he learned, and continues to learn, about Amish traditions following his 2016 book “Becoming Amish,” which chronicles his friends who traded their BMW for a Buggy, discovering a life of faith, family and community. 

Jan 05, 2020
Tracy Schmerl-Magoon, Social Butterfly Weddings and Events

The holiday season traditionally sees a LOT of engagements, and that leads into kicking off the new year with planning a wedding!  Tracy Schmerl-Magoon of Social Butterfly joins us to talk about popular trends you might want to adopt for your own nuptials. 

Jan 04, 2020
Lisa Thauvette, Tilt Think Improv

With an already impressive career as a professional improvisational comedian, Lisa Thauvette has created an educational theater in Traverse City offering improv as a tool for personal and professional growth and development:  Tilt Think Improv. 

Jan 03, 2020
Beth Milligan, Traverse City Ticker

Discussing some of the biggest local stories of the week, including a controversial proposed development in Glen Arbor, elections on a local, state and national level in the coming year, and construction updates for new building in Traverse City.

Jan 03, 2020
Foodie Scene: Stephanie Wiitala, S2S Sugar 2 Salt

So happy to welcome back Stephanie Wiitala, co-owner of breakfast & lunch restaurant S2S Sugar 2 Salt, for our first Foodie Scene of 2020!  We chat about the origins of S2S, work-life balance in the restaurant business, navigating working side-by-side with your loved one and more. 

Jan 02, 2020
State Rep. Jack O’Malley, Pure Michigan Funding

101st District State Representative Jack O’Malley joins us to talk about his recent bill that would restore funding to the Pure Michigan campaign.

Dec 26, 2019
Foodie Scene: Ruthy Kirwin, Cooking with your Instant Pot

Friend of the show Ruthy Kirwin, of Percolate Kitchen, joins us to talk about meals you can prepare in your Instant Pot — a very popular Christmas gift for the past three years running.

Dec 26, 2019
Bonnie Pintozzi, The Travel Authority

A special edition of “Travel Talk,” Bonnie Pintozzi of the Travel Authority joins us, along with Tina White, Director of Strategic Accounts for Oceana Cruises.

Dec 15, 2019
Phyllis Minor, G.R.A.C.E. Greyhound Adoption

Greyhound Retirement Adoption Care and Education, also known as G.R.A.C.E.,  is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that works to find permanent homes for retired racing Greyhounds.  Board Member Phyllis Minor joins us to talk about the unique qualities of these majestic dogs, how you can adopt, and about tomorrow’s Meet and Greet with Santa at 11am at PetSmart in Traverse City. 

Dec 13, 2019
Beth Milligan, Traverse City Ticker

Discussing some of big local stories of the week, including a “Retail & Restaurant Round-Up,” featuring the openings, closings and moves in the region, along with the state grant approved for area parks and what’s next for public art in TC.

Dec 13, 2019
Carolyn Hoover & Pastor Rick Stewart, The Christmas Journey

The 7th annual presentation of New Hope Community Church’s “The Christmas Journey” is going on now, with the final chances to see it December 13 - 15.  We spoke with New Hope pastor Rick Stewart and director Carolyn Hoover about this  “walking tour performance” that dramatically portrays the Christmas story.

Dec 12, 2019
Foodie Scene: Christmas Dinner Favorites

Thanksgiving dinner is easy:  turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes…you get it.  Pretty universal stuff.  But, when it comes to Christmas dinner, the possibilities are as varied as you can get.  We discussed the many different ways to feed yourself on December 25th.

Dec 12, 2019
The Cast of “How Grinchy Met The Who”

Beverly Cady, Ben Eaton and Kelly Roberts Curtis are part of the Rock ’n Roll Mashup Musical troupe, and join us to talk about the remounting of their first production, a melding of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” through the music of The Who, December 13, 14, 20 and 21 at the Grand Traverse Circuit in Traverse City.

Dec 11, 2019
Beau Warren & Chris Nepote, T-Shirt Robot

Tee See Tee owner Beau Warren joins us, along with “Screen Print Scientist” Chris Nepote, to talk about their new venture, T-Shirt Robot.

Dec 11, 2019
Christal Frost Book Club: Year in Review

The CFBC is celebrating an entire year of great reads with Traverse Area District Library!  TADL’s Michele Howard and Matt Wiliford join us to chat about our favorite selections, and introduce the first book to kick off our 2020 season!

Dec 10, 2019
Jeff Rabidoux & Fisher, 2020 Calendar

Crystal Mountain’s K-9 Ambassador, Fisher, joins us along with his human, Jeff Rabidoux, to talk about Fisher’s brand new 2020 calendar and his job at the resort.

Dec 10, 2019
#MusicMonday: Mary Anne Rivers-Friese, Grand Traverse Musicale

Since 1932, Grand Traverse Musicale has been serving our area, beginning as a lecture and performance group and, beginning in the 1950’s, focusing on providing scholarships to young people in order to further their musical careers.  Group member Mary Anne Rivers-Friese talks with us about how deserving young musicians can apply for their scholarships, as well as about tomorrow’s Holiday Bazaar fundraiser, beginning at 12:30 pm at First Congregational Church in Traverse City.

Dec 09, 2019
#MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson

Stories from the world of music include the seemingly never-ending copyright case of “Blurred Lines” vs. “Got to Give It Up,” the highest grossing musicians of the 2019, and the wrong place to practice your trumpet.

Dec 09, 2019
Rachael Jenneman, The Little Drummer Boy

Written by participants from Living Hope Church in Traverse City, Rachael Jenneman joins us to talk about this contemporary reimagining of the classic Christmas story — see it 6pm on Saturday, December 14th, and during Sunday, December 15th’s normal services at 9:30 and 11:30 am.

Dec 08, 2019
Doug Hellyar, Lit Provisioning Centers

Lume Cannabis Co. President & COO Doug Hellyar joins us to talk about the opening of Lit Provisioning Centers in Evart, the first Northern Michigan center to sell recreational marijuana since voters approved legalizing it last November.

Dec 07, 2019
Ben Whiting, Tricks Against Humanity

Our favorite magician is back — Ben Whiting has announced several new shows in January for “Tricks Against Humanity,” as part of a partnership with Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel in Williamsburg.

Dec 06, 2019
Beth Milligan, Traverse City Ticker

We’re talking traffic this week — including many new roundabouts and a median coming to the area, a new light for M-72 and an update on the Front and Madison 4-way stop.

Dec 06, 2019
Foodie Scene: Jan Sheill, GT Salad Co.

It’s an encore presentation of our Foodie Scene conversation with Jan Sheill.  31 years ago, Jan and husband John first traveled to Traverse City on a date. This June, they opened Grand Traverse Salad Company, a modern but casual establishment highlighting fresh and delicious ingredients. We spoke with Jan about how they got started, their ever-expanding menu and why there’s always room for a new restaurant’s unique take.

Dec 05, 2019
Joseph Morrissey, The Nutcracker at Interlochen

Director of Dance for Interlochen Center for the Arts, Joseph Morrissey joins us to discuss this year’s production of the classic ballet “The Nutcracker,” December 12 - 14th at Corson Auditorium on the Interlochen campus.

Dec 05, 2019
Veronica Woods & Madelaine Mitchell-Ward, Design Dance Studio

Owners of Design Dance Studio in the Cherryland Center in Traverse City, Veronica Woods and Madelaine Mitchell-Ward join us to talk about “Frost, A Winter Show of Dance” happening December 14th at TC Central High School, as well as discussing the birth of their business and why their classes are about much more than just learning how to dance. 

Dec 04, 2019
Mike Kent, Toys for Tots

’Tis the season for giving — and Mike Kent from the Northwest Michigan Toys for Tots joins us to talk about assuring every child in our region has a Christmas. 

Dec 03, 2019
Sarah Hunt and Ben Marshall, TC NewTech

Ahead of tonight’s monthly meetup and “Bar Napkin Pitch Night,” TC NewTech Development Director Sarah Hunt, along with board member Ben Marshall, talks about the presenters and upcoming events from this exciting tech and entrepreneurial event. 

Dec 03, 2019
Radio Potpourri

A review of the all-ages interactive play “The Alphabet Experience,” continuing this weekend at City Opera House; new research that says our bodies do begin to breakdown at age 40, and that divorce can be “contagious”; and the continuing saga of Dollar General vs. the Village of Empire.

Dec 02, 2019
#MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson

Headlines this week include Snoop Dogg’s lullaby album, Pete Townsend trying to get the Who into the hip-hop game and the new musical that talks about aliens and Michael Jackson from the perspective of a sequined glove.

Dec 02, 2019
Amy Fritz & Brian Hagerty, Up North Media TC Turkey Trot

It’s a Thanksgiving tradition for 12 years now — the annual TC Turkey Trot!  We talk with Amy and Brian about what to expect and how you’ve still got a chance to get in on the fun!

Nov 27, 2019
Ben LaCross, The Cost of Your Thanksgiving Dinner

It’s time to talk turkey — specifically, the the cost of your turkey dinner after the latest Farm Bureau Survey revealed the cost of Thanksgiving dinner only increased by a penny.  We talk to our favorite farmer, Ben LaCross of LaCross Farms and Leelanau Fruit Company, about these figures.

Nov 27, 2019
Noah Fried & Kristi Dockter, The Alphabet Experience

Parallel 45 Theatre has teamed up with City Opera House for the upcoming production of “The Alphabet Experience,” a fun-for-the-whole-family 60 minute tour-de-force, where the actors perform 26 micro-plays — one for each letter of the alphabet — and you, the audience, chooses the order!  Director Noah Fried and City Opera House’s Kristi Dockter join us to talk about this exciting collaboration.

Nov 26, 2019
Bill Marsh, Jr., “Playful Intelligence”

We’re joined by Bill Marsh, Jr., of the blog Making You Matter, to discuss his thoughts on the book “Playful Intelligence: The Power of Living Lightly in a Serious World” by Anthony T. de Benedet, and how spontaneity wonder should be a part of your daily life.

Nov 26, 2019
Sue Bolde, The Child Safety Survey

Northern Michigan area residents will soon receive a new survey in the mail.  Called “The Child Safety Survey,” the project is meant to help get closer to the root of the problem in keeping kids safe.  A partnership between Michigan State University and the Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center, TBCAC Executive Director Sue Bolde joins us to talk about how the project began and what they hope to gain from it.

Nov 16, 2019
Jim Lively, Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities

Talking about the path to passenger rail in Northern Michigan with Groundwork Center’s Program Director Jim Lively.

Nov 15, 2019
Beth Milligan, Traverse City Ticker

A recap of the top local stories of the week, including an interview with TCAPS Board Chair Sue Kelly and where the school district goes from here, Cherry Knoll Elementary School’s expansion and the construction of a new Montessori school and Cedar Polka Fest’s new focus.

Nov 15, 2019
Meredith Hawes, Holiday Safety Tips

With cooler weather here and those festive days just around the corner, we’re joined by the National Fire Protection Association’s Meredith Hawes to give us some tips on keeping our homes—and ourselves—safe.

Nov 14, 2019
Foodie Scene: Jillian Manning, Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

Public Relations Director Jillian Manning joins us to talk about about all the delicious culinary offerings and upcoming events at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa!

Nov 14, 2019
Noah Hoxie & Ella Stewart, Fiddler on the Roof

Seniors at Traverse City West Senior High School Noah Hoxie & Ella Stewart are also cast members in West’s new production of Fiddler on the Roof, the timeless musical classic opening this Friday at 7pm.

Nov 13, 2019
Michelle Reardon & Sherri Moseler, PACENorth

A brand new option for the aging population of Northern Michigan, PACENorth provides comprehensive care for nursing home-eligible adults so they can remain living safely in their homes and communities.  We spoke with Marketing and Community Outreach Director Michelle Reardon, along with Executive Director Sherri Moseler, about this program.

Nov 13, 2019
Christal Frost Book Club: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Traverse Area District Library’s Matt Wiliford and Melissa McKenna join us for the 11th meeting of the CFBC, discussing the first novel from celebrated author Ta-Nehisi Coates, following the story of a young black man in the era of slavery who discovers the mysterious powers of his memories.

Nov 12, 2019
Bill Marsh, Jr., Why Consistency Always Wins Over Intensity

In a culture that loves short-bursts of intensity, the magic of consistency is underappreciated.  Bill Marsh, Jr., of the blog Making You Matter, joins us to talk about three specific ways you can apply the power of consistency to your own life to see noticeable results.

Nov 12, 2019
#MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, Mr. Music DJs

Stories this week include a new study that says surprises are what make your favorite songs, texting with pop stars and Madonna’s tardy troubles.

Nov 11, 2019
#MusicMonday: Kedrik Merwin, Traverse Symphony Orchestra

Recently named the new Executive Director for the Traverse Symphony Orchestra, Kedrik Merwin joins us to talk about his first few months on the job, his love of music and his vision for the future of TC’s prized professional orchestra.

Nov 11, 2019
#MusicMonday: First Friday

We’re joined in-studio by praise and worship band First Friday, based in Eastport, for two original songs and a discussion of their origins, mission and more.

Nov 04, 2019
#MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, Mr. Music DJs

Stories from the world of music this week include getting sued for posting a picture of yourself, making your own music box, Kanye’s sub-par breakfast and the endurance of the biopic.

Nov 04, 2019
TC City Commission Candidates: Katy Bertodatto

Talking with Traverse City Commission Candidate Katy Bertodatto.

Nov 03, 2019
TC City Commission Candidates: Roger Putman

Talking with Traverse City Commission Candidate Roger Putman.

Nov 02, 2019
TC City Commission Candidates: Mayor Jim Carruthers

Talking with Traverse City Mayoral Candidate Jim Carruthers.

Nov 01, 2019
Beth Milligan, Traverse City Ticker

Local headlines this week include a preview of Tuesday’s upcoming election and the separation terms for former Superintendent Ann Cardon.

Nov 01, 2019
TC City Commission Candidates: Tom Mair

Talking with Traverse City Commission Candidate Tom Mair

Oct 31, 2019
Foodie Scene: Catalin Munteanu, Sparky’s Diner

From Transylvania to Traverse City — we’re joined by Catalin Munteanu, new chef at TC institution Sparky’s Diner, about his cooking background, positive outlook and why eating while walking is never okay.

Oct 31, 2019
TC City Commission Candidates: Amy Shamroe

Talking with Traverse City Commission Candidate Amy Shamroe.

Oct 30, 2019
TC City Commission Candidates: Evan Dalley

Talking with Traverse City Commission Candidate Evan Dalley.

Oct 30, 2019
Brad Harrison & Noordin Kasoma, Good Gaali
Oct 29, 2019
TC City Commission Candidates: Shea O’Brien

Talking with Traverse City Mayoral Candidate Shea O’Brien.

Oct 29, 2019
TC City Commission Candidates: Ashlea Walter

Talking with Traverse City Commission candidate Ashlea Walter.

Oct 29, 2019
TC City Commission Candidates: Christie Minervini

Talking with Traverse City Commission candidate Christie Minervini.

Oct 28, 2019
TC City Commission Candidates: Dave Durbin

Talking with Traverse City Commission candidate Dave Durbin.

Oct 28, 2019
Michael Barone, How America’s Political Parties Change (And How They Don’t)

Resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and Senior Political Analyst for the Washington Examiner, Michael Barone joins us to discuss his new book, “How America’s Political Parties Change (And How They Don’t),” giving historical perspective to the ebb and flow of our political institutions.

Oct 23, 2019
Chuck Towersey, 4th Annual NCCA Gala

Pastor of New Covenant Christian Academy, Chuck Towersey joins us to chat about their 4th annual gala, their largest fundraiser of the year, featuring live music, food, drinks, live and silent auctions and more.

Oct 23, 2019
Lindsey Dotson, Charlevoix Restaurant Week

Executive Director of Charlevoix Main Street DDA, Lindsey Dotson joins us to preview Charlevoix Restaurant Week, November 3rd through the 9th.

Oct 22, 2019
#MusicMonday: Blue River

This two-piece folk rock band (Jesse Jefferson & Josh Ingersoll) joins us live to studio to talk about their origins, influences, songwriting, as well as performing two cuts.

Oct 21, 2019
#MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, Mr. Music DJs

Music stories this week include Elton John letting his fans mix the sound at his concerts, a good report card for the state of the industry, Spongebob’s Broadway turn coming to your TV, and Lady Gaga’s unexpected tumble.

Oct 21, 2019
Jeanine Rubert, Pine Hill Nursery & Village Gardens

The weather may be getting colder, but there’s always gardening to be done — Jeanine Rubert from Pine Hill Nursery and Pine Hill Village Garden can attest to that!

Oct 20, 2019
Jeffery Ford, False Realities

With the news of another edition in the “Matrix” series coming, our favorite genius, Jeffery Ford returns to talk about our collective obsession with simulations and false realities. 

Oct 19, 2019
Pam Darling, The Power of Ten

On this week’s Community Coffee Break, brought to you by Mental Wellness Counseling, Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center’s Development Director Pam Darling joins us to talk about ten “body safe essentials,” important information to teach children.

Oct 18, 2019
Brad Kik, The Long Memory Project

It’s an encore presentation of our conversation with Brad Kik, of Crosshatch Center for Art and Ecology, presenting The Long Memory Project, whose mission is to cultivate the passing down of our community’s stories. Not just the headlines, but the small acts of courage, action, good governance and community building.

Oct 17, 2019
Author Jen Wise, The Bright Life

It’s an encore presentation of our conversation with Jen Wise, author of the book “The Bright Life: 40 Invitations to Reclaim Your Energy for the Full Life.”

Oct 17, 2019
Foodie Scene: Ben Broad, Firefly Kitchen and Bars

It’s an encore presentation of our conversation with Ben Broad, manager at Firefly Kitchen & Bars in Traverse City.

Oct 17, 2019
Travis Snyder, Veteran Suicide Awareness

Michigan Marine Veteran Travis Snyder walked 810 miles around Lake Michigan to raise awareness of suicide in the veteran community.  He joins us to talk about his motivation, the journey on foot and more.

Oct 16, 2019
Ashlea Walter, Norte in Swingshift & the Stars

Development Director for Northern Michigan’s youth-focused, active transportation-centered, neighborhood-based nonprofit, Ashlea Walter joins us to talk about Norte’s involvement in this season’s Swingshift and the Stars, featuring Stars Andrew & Erin Gorecki dancing, and Norte Executive Director Ty Schmidt Lip Syncing.

Oct 16, 2019
Gen Z At Work

I found an interesting article at about those born between 1995 and 2009, the oldest of that group now entering the workforce.  Colleen and I talked about how perspectives on the subject.

Oct 15, 2019
Marilyn Dear, Adopt a Soldier

From TC Touching Hearts, a community organization supporting our troops, Marilyn Dear speaks to us about adopting soldiers for the holiday season.

Oct 15, 2019
Erica Moon Mohr, TCAPS Board Trustee

Following a tumultuous Traverse City Area Public Schools special board of education meeting last Friday, Board Trustee Erica Moon Mohr joins us to talk about that and her calls for more transparency.  Moon Mohr penned a three page letter to her fellow board members that was obtained by local media outlets Friday that details remarks from a closed meeting where she alleges bullying behavior toward new Superintendent Ann Cardon, and a possible Open Meetings Act violation from Board President Sue Kelly.

Oct 14, 2019
#MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, Mr. Music DJs

Music headlines for discussion this week include whether or not Taylor Swift is bad luck for athletes, Pokemon Go for music fans and just how deliberate the Beatles’ final sessions were truly.

Oct 14, 2019
Jeanine Rubert, Pine Hill Nursery & Village Gardens

Fall isn’t the end of the gardening season — it’s truly the beginning!  Jeanine joins us to talk about what to do to prepare for the winter ahead, as well as answer your questions about pruning, soil depth for planting, easier ways to deal with flower beds full of grass and more.

Oct 13, 2019
Rory Baker, Lyle Lovett at Interlochen

Executive Director of Interlochen Presents at Interlochen Center for the Arts, Rory Baker joins us to talk about their upcoming show with the legendary country troubadour Lyle Lovett, October 20th in Corson Auditorium. 

Oct 12, 2019
Nicole Ball, Dealing with Stress

On this week’s Community Coffee Break, Mental Wellness Counseling owner Nicole Ball joins us to talk all about STRESS—specifically, how to be on the offense against stress, not the defense.

Oct 11, 2019