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
#MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, Mr. Music DJs
22:05

A look back at the past week in the world of music, including the death of Phil Spector, getting ready for the Save Our Stages Act funds, and why sea shanties are all the craze.

Jan 18, 2021
Jeffery Ford, What Makes You “You?”
18:23

How would you respond to the question, “Who are you?” Would you talk about your job or your family?  Or would you say something else?  Jeffery Ford, the VedIQ Guild’s 2019 Distinguished Visionary of the Year award winner, joins us for a conversation on becoming “self-actualized,” and how we can use this to live happier lives.

Jan 16, 2021
Beth Milligan, Traverse City Ticker
19:42

A look back at some of the biggest local stories of the week, including changes to business closure requirements (and what lies ahead for restaurant owners in particular), two new neighborhoods planned for Old Mission and getting folks to slow down on Peninsula Drive.

Jan 15, 2021
Dr. Michael Collins, Vaccine Rollout
12:13

Grand Traverse County Health Department Director Dr. Michael Collins joins us to discuss updates on COVID-19 measures in Northern Michigan, featuring those in 1A and preparing for phase 1B, the new strain of the virus, and the size of the needle.

Jan 11, 2021
#MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, Mr. Music DJs
19:06

Stories this week from the land of music include the Grammy awards postponement and Tracy Chapman’s unusual copyright infringement case against Nicki Minaj.  Plus, the weirdest foods Jordan and Vic have ever eaten.

Jan 11, 2021
Meredith Hawes & Chief Jim Tuller, Cold Storage Safety
16:50

As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes more widely available in our area, the required cold storage techniques related to its distribution, transportation and storage pose many safety risks, including flammability.  National Fire Protection Association’s Meredith Hawes, along with Traverse City Fire Chief Jim Tuller, join us with the details, as well as a discussion on our First Responders and the vaccine.

Jan 09, 2021
Beth Milligan, Traverse City Ticker
21:23

A look back at some of the biggest local stories of the week, including wastewater testing for COVID-19, vaccine distribution updates, Acme K-Mart’s new life, food trucks possibly coming to East Bay Township, and TCAPS’ return to face-to-face learning.

Jan 08, 2021
Mike Sinnard & Holden Price, X Golf Clinics
09:27

“If it were any more real, you’d think you’d need sunscreen!” That how owner Mike Sinnard talks about X-Golf, Traverse City’s indoor golf simulator.  Mike joins us, along with golf pro Holden Price, to talk about the facility and their upcoming short game clinic this Saturday, and their youth clinic on January 23rd.

Jan 07, 2021
Nick Viox, Online Farmer’s Market Returns
11:07

Sara Hardy Farmer’s Market has relaunched their online version, and will continue each Saturday through April.  Downtown Traverse City DDA Experience Coordinator Nick Viox joins us to give all the details. 

Jan 06, 2021
Jennifer Szunko & Sarah Hunt, TC NewTech
15:20

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 are  Niccolo Antinucci of Motus, an AI-powered fitness startup; Ashley M. Williams of RIZZARR, a tech-enabled content marketplace; Janine Thomas of Ysanne, jewelry with hidden SOS technology; and Vritti Sethi of Bonfire Live, an artist-centric platform sparking virtual connections between local independent artists and fans to create the magic of a live show remotely.

Jan 05, 2021
#MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, Mr. Music DJs
19:43

A look back at the past week in the world of music, featuring the sale of the Neverland Ranch, Cyndi Lauper’s NYE performance, and the crowd-sourced Ratatouille musical.

Jan 04, 2021
Bill Marsh, Jr., Lessons from 2020
26:43

It’s been…quite a year.  A very tough one for so many, but one, says Bill Marsh, Jr., of the blog Making You Matter, from which you can still learn some important lessons.

Dec 29, 2020
#MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, Mr. Music DJs
25:55

A look back at the last week in the world of music, featuring predictions for 2021 and Weird Al’s digital reunion with an old crush and a piece of art.

Dec 28, 2020
Ben Whiting, Magic on the Rocks: Holiday Edition
19:04

After pivoting his shows into online experiences that still retain the fun of their in-person counterparts, magician Ben Whiting joins us to talk about the new holiday version of his popular “Magic on the Rocks,” happening tonight at 7:30 pm.  Test “Houdini” to 66866 to get the link!

Dec 23, 2020
Dave Lorenz, Pure Michigan Campaign Returns
17:01

For the first time in more than a year, a new ad in the Pure Michigan travel campaign (“Still Pure”) hits the airwaves and digital spaces, encouraging safe winter travel at a critical moment for numerous industries in our state.  We spoke with Dave Lorenz (Travel Michigan) about the return of Pure Michigan.

Dec 22, 2020
#MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, Mr. Music DJs
21:22

A look back at the least week in the world of music, featuring the passage of the Save Our Stages Act in the COVID-19 Relief Bill, illegally streaming music becoming a possible felony, and a more light-hearted look at one of the Beatles’ more publicly turbulent times.

Dec 21, 2020
Jeffery Ford, Maximize Your Memories to Maximize Your LIFE
19:53

People often needlessly suffer throughout their entire lives because they don’t know how to manage their memories properly, says Jeffery Ford, the VedIQ Guild’s 2019 Distinguished Visionary of the Year award winner.  While we can’t control all the happenings of our lives, we can definitely control our perception of them and the power that we give these memories to control our present day actions and emotions.

Dec 20, 2020
Ginger Kadlec, Take 10
19:07

Executive Director of the Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center, Ginger Kadlec joins us to talk about their “Take 10” campaign, focusing on the great deal of stress on families during the pandemic. 

Dec 19, 2020
Judy Barrett & Lawrence “Doc” Probes, National Alliance on Mental Illness
16:51

President of the Grand Traverse chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Judy Barrett, joins us to talk about their dedication to improving the quality of life for people with mental illness, and for their families.  Plus, musician and psychiatrist Lawrence “Doc” Probes speaks about their fundraising efforts for the organization. 

Dec 18, 2020
Beth Milligan, Traverse City Ticker
21:08

A look back at some of the biggest local stories of the week, featuring City Commissioners raising salaries for themselves and others, the COVID-19 comes to TC, and TCAPS Superintendent Dr. John VanWagoner looks to the immediate future of area schooling.

Dec 18, 2020
Margaret Alexander & Lauren Reed, Coloring Posters for a Cause
14:43

Looking for a unique gift this holiday season?  A popular series of prints of our region have been turned into coloring posters, for both children and adults.  Proceeds for “Color for Hope” benefit the Grand Traverse County Drug Free Coalition, working towards awareness and action in the prevention, treatment and recovery of substance abuse.

Dec 17, 2020
Matt Hodges & Abby Sierzputowski, Fill the Trailer
06:42

From the Kultura Group with Exit Realty, Matt Hodges and Abby Sierzputowski have partnered with Father Fred to take donations of non-perishable items, canned goods, blankets and cash.

Dec 17, 2020
Ben LaCross, Cherry Tariff Removal
14:43

A new agreement eliminates a 15% tariff for Michigan cherry growers exporting Taiwan. Ben LaCross, of LaCross Farms and Leelanau Fruit Company, joins us to discuss this development, as well how local growers compete with Turkish cherries, how food production leads to a stronger nation and the best gift to put under the tree.

Dec 16, 2020
Ben LaCross, Cherry Tariff Removal

A new agreement eliminates a 15% tariff for Michigan cherry growers exporting Taiwan. Ben LaCross, of LaCross Farms and Leelanau Fruit Company, joins us to discuss this development, as well how local growers compete with Turkish cherries, how food production leads to a stronger nation and the best gift to put under the tree.

Dec 16, 2020
Abagail McKiernan, Spark in the Dark Expands
18:33

Traverse City’s non-profit Spark in the Dark, which serves to connect those in need with those who can help, recently entered Facebook’s Community Accelerator Program.  Founder and Executive Director Abagail McKiernan joins us to talk about that experience and their new chapters in Manistee and Mount Pleasant.

Dec 16, 2020
Jacob Steichen, Expanding Fire Department Services
18:57

President of Traverse City Firefighters L646, Jacob Steichen joins us to discuss the possible expansion of their services to become TC’s primary emergency medical transport provider, following last night’s City Commission meeting.

Dec 15, 2020
#MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, Mr. Music DJs
25:50

A look back at the last week in the world of music, including the passing of country legend Charley Pride, Lil’ Wayne’s gun charges, Facebook’s new music collaboration app, and the worst Christmas covers in rock.

Dec 14, 2020
Alisa Korn, GT Parks & Rec Year End Summary
25:40

President of the Grand Traverse County Parks & Recreation Commission, Alisa Korn joins us to highlight some of their work in 2020 and look ahead to next year.

Dec 12, 2020
Beth Milligan, Traverse City Ticker
20:24

A look back at some of the biggest local stories of the week, featuring updates on what’s happening with the Traverse City Film Festival, State & Bijou by the Bay theatres, BATA and the TC Housing Commission moving forward with development plans, and TCAPS Board applications.

Dec 11, 2020
Dr. Michael Collins, National Influenza Vaccination Week
20:05

Director of the Grand Traverse County Health Department, Dr. Michael Collins joins us to talk about National Influenza Vaccination Week, as well as how things stand locally for…that other vaccination we’re all discussing.

Dec 09, 2020
State Rep. Jack O’Malley, House Bill 6507
35:35

Following the extension of the “3 Week Pause” announced at Governor Whitmer’s press conference yesterday, 101st District Representative Jack O’Malley joins us to discuss his proposed House Bill 6507, an amendment to the 1978 Public Health Code, which the law being used by the MDHHS to make COVID-19 restrictions.

Dec 08, 2020
Sheriff Tom Bensley, A Year in Review
20:20

Grand Traverse County Sheriff Tom Bensley joins us to look back on law enforcement in the area in 2020.

Dec 07, 2020
#MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, Mr. Music DJs
12:08

A look back at what’s happened this week in the world of music, featuring Michigan live venues joining efforts for pandemic, how “stream ripping” is the new “peer-to-peer sharing,” and Bob Dylan’s $300 million pay day.

Dec 07, 2020
Annabelle Finkbeiner, A Dollhouse for Christmas
07:09

A heartwarming story for the Christmas season about someone going above and beyond to make someone’s season better.

Dec 06, 2020
Kevin Sehlmeyer, Fire Update
13:13

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 05, 2020
Beth Milligan, Traverse City Ticker
22:21

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 04, 2020
Joseph Morrissey, The Nutcracker (Virtually) at Interlochen
15:18

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 03, 2020
Al Uryga, The Dashing Santa
12:00

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 02, 2020
Mike & Holly Kotz, Lost Village Pierogi
22:12

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 02, 2020
Jennifer Szunko & Sarah Hunt, TC NewTech
20:17

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. 

Dec 01, 2020
Katy McCain, Downtown Relief Fund Holiday Auction
11:15

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
19:09

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 30, 2020
Pet Peeves
20:42

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 26, 2020
Kat Paye, CherryT Ball Drop Goes Virtual
08:55

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
16:26

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 25, 2020
Bill Marsh, Jr., Amusing Ourselves To Death
32:06

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 24, 2020
#MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, Mr. Music DJs
20:55

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 23, 2020
Jeffery Ford, The Power of a Strong Foundation
26:09

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 22, 2020
Heather Brady & Michele Howard, “The Searcher”
16:16

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 21, 2020
Beth Milligan, Traverse City Ticker
21:41

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 20, 2020
Mike Kent, Toys for Tots
20:01

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 19, 2020
Juliette Schultz & Carol Rose, WRC Thrift Stores Temporarily Close
16:48

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 19, 2020
State Rep. Jack O’Malley, Three Week Pause
23:35

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
18:54

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 16, 2020
Kirsten Simmons, MI COVID Alert App
13:56

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 10, 2020
#MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, Mr. Music DJs
18:39

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. 

Nov 09, 2020
Bonnie Sheele, GT County Election Recap
18:10

After a whirlwind election night, Grand Traverse County Clerk Bonnie Scheele discusses—and debunks—some of the rumors surrounding an unprecedented election year.

Nov 06, 2020
Beth Milligan, Traverse City Ticker
18:21

A look back at the biggest local stories of the week, including TC Planning Commissioners considering allowing “two-home properties,” breaking down region and statewide election results, and a few of the moves being made by restaurants and retail businesses. 

Nov 06, 2020
Patrick Lamb, Career Tech Center Split Schedule
13:47

With an increasing number of schools in the area going partially or completely “remote-instruction” for the moment, TBAISD Career Tech Center has faced an interesting challenge, as students come from numerous “home” buildings to the CTC campus.  Assistant Superintendent of the Career Tech Center Patrick Lamb joins us to discuss their plans.

Nov 04, 2020
Jennifer Szunko & Sarah Hunt, TC NewTech
19:07

Executive Director Jennifer Szunko and Development Director Sarah Hunt join us to preview the presenters at tonight’s virtual meetup from TC NewTech!

Nov 03, 2020
#MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, Mr. Music DJs
19:14

A look back at the world of music from the past week, including Ed Sheeran’s efforts to help music education for those with disabilities, why an artist would want to re-record their hit songs, and the newly-crowned most-watched YouTube video in history.

Nov 02, 2020
Lisa Peacock, Back to Phase 4
14:51

With the change of our region from Phase 5 back to Phase 4 of COVID-19 ReOpening, we spoke with Lisa Peacock, Heath Officer for the Health Department of Northwest Michigan, to get some details about what this entails.

Oct 30, 2020
Beth Milligan, Traverse City Ticker
20:05

A look back at some of the biggest stories of the past week, including moving Michigan’s COVID-reopening stage back to Phase 4 and business tenants leaving Downtown TC.

Oct 30, 2020
Brian Hagerty, Traverse City’s Turkey Trot
13:19

A Thanksgiving Day tradition, the Up North Media Turkey Trot is on, and offering a 5k run/walk in person or a virtual event to complete on your own.  We spoke with Brian Hagerty from the Turkey Trot about what to expect.

Oct 28, 2020
Brad Kluczynski, Road Projects in GT County
19:46

When is that pothole going to get fixed?  When is this road getting repaved? Manager of the Grand Traverse County Road Commission, Brad Kluczynski joins us to talk about new and on-going projects, and what’s coming up as winter starts to sneak in.

Oct 28, 2020
Steve Reifert, COVID-19 and the “College Experience”
08:57

Higher education is anything but “business as usual” this fall.  Dean of Extended and International Operations for Ferris State University Steve Reifert joins us to discuss how they’re handling the transition and what options you yourself have for your future.

Oct 27, 2020
Bill Marsh, Jr., Dysfunctional Communication
27:13

The inability to engage in the art of “productive conversation” has ruined marriages and long-running friendships, and caused generations of family disconnection.  Bill Marsh, Jr., of the blog Making You Matter, joins us to talk about ways to change the way you communicate.

Oct 27, 2020
#MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, Mr. Music DJs
18:32

A look back at the past week in the world of music, featuring how podcasting can get you sent to solitary confinement, how Jack White helped out one down-on-his-luck busker, and remembering two important figures in music history.

Oct 26, 2020
Joel Mulder, MiddleCoast’s Winter Brews
24:05

Middlecoast Brewing Company is letting us know that seltzers aren’t just for the summer.  Brewer Joel Mulder joins us to talk about—and sample—their new “winter flavors,” Peppermint Bark and Ginger Snap, along with their new Christmas Beer, Hessian Revelry.

Oct 22, 2020
Author Jim Anderson, “Birdwatcher”
15:18

After a successful career in education, Jim Anderson revisited a story he began penning in the late ’80’s that became his first novel, “Birdwatcher.”  The book follows Leon, an introverted man who has his safe and predictable little world shaken forever after a chance encounter in the Upper Peninsula wilderness.

Oct 22, 2020
Turner Booth, Affordable Housing from Garfield Oaks mobile homes
14:28

Along with his partner George Cochran, Turner Booth purchased the former Cherryland Mobile Home Park on Garfield Avenue, transforming it into a new option for workforce/affordable housing, and, in turn, creating parent company Manitou Communities, with the purpose of purchasing, revamping and operating mobile home parks.

Oct 21, 2020
Dr. John VanWagoner, Precautionary Virtual Learning
16:28

Traverse City Area Public Schools Superintendent Dr. John Van Wagoner joins us to talk about TC Central High School’s decision to go to remote learning for today and tomorrow, October 21 and 22nd, after a positive coronavirus case was identified.

Oct 21, 2020
Sarah Wallstrom, TC Elderberry
14:25

After taking elderberry syrup during her pregnancy to help with frequent colds, Sarah Wallstrom began making her own, eventually leading to the creation of her own business, TC Elderberry, Michigan’s only FDA-Registered elderberry syrup company.

Oct 21, 2020
Radio Book Club: “The Rosie Project” by Graeme Simsion
20:56

Traverse Area District Library Executive Director Michele Howard joins us for this edition of our Radio Book Club, discussing “The Rosie Project” by Australian author Graeme Simsion, a novel about a rigidly organized professor who devises a questionnaire to help him find “the one.”

Oct 20, 2020
#MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, Mr. Music DJs
25:04

A look back at stories from the world of music, featuring where the Presidential candidates stand on industry issues, the coming “Virtual Artist” and how Google can help you find that song you keep humming.

Oct 19, 2020
Beau Warren, Tee See Tee’s Pandemic Pivot
16:35

Thanks to having the production side down with his Tee Shirt Robot, Tee See Tee’s Beau Warren has been able to churn out incredibly topical (often politically-themed) shirts for 2020.  He joins us to talk about changes to his business, as well as talking about the release of his official “The Legend of the Dogman” release.

Oct 14, 2020
Jack Lane, Water Rights and Real Estate
22:05

Can you fence off your beach?  Ask the Real Estate Guy’s Jack Lane joins us to talk about what you’re able to do with your waterfront, and more.

Oct 14, 2020
#MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, Mr. Music DJs
22:32

A look back at the latest in the world of music with Jordan Anderson from Mr. Music DJs, featuring a long-running copyright case, virtual concerts, remembering Eddie Van Halen and the ice cream truck genre.

Oct 12, 2020
Jacob Steichen, Northflight/Mobile Medical Response Merger
16:50

Mobile Medical Response is merging with Northflight from Munson, taking over the ambulatory services of the Grand Traverse region.  This is of concern to Traverse City Fire, as it will impact the safety of professional firefighter paramedics.  Jacob Steichen, of Traverse City Firefighters L646, joins us to discuss. 

Oct 08, 2020
Jennifer Szunko, Sarah Hunt & Paul Jaques, TC NewTech
19:10

It’s a Michigan State University-focused edition of TC NewTech tonight, with 5 MSU student-led start ups presenting their ideas.  We spoke with Executive Director Jennifer Szunko, Development Director Sarah Hunt and Paul Jaques, from tonight’s $500 prize sponsor Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

Oct 06, 2020
State Rep. Jack O'Malley, Executive Orders Overturned
18:29

With the Michigan Supreme Court ruling against Governor Whitmer’s Emergency Powers, the status of her Executive Orders is…murky.  101st District Representative Jack O’Malley joins us to discuss.

Oct 05, 2020
#MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, Mr. Music DJs
21:08

A look back at stories from the world of music, including the viral video that’s led to a huge number of Fleetwood Mac downloads, a new startup playing matchmaker with artists and support teams, and the most charming musical battle wages onward.

Oct 05, 2020
Singer-Songwriter May Erlewine
14:24

Northern Michigan-based musician May Erlewine joins us to talk about her new album “Anyway,” a collaboration with the Woody Goss Band and adapting to being a performer in the time of COVID.

Oct 05, 2020
Kelsey Hyde, NMCAA Early Head Start
12:36

Recruitment and Health Specialist for Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency’s Early Head Start, Kelsey Hyde joins us to to talk about the the NMCAA’s goals to set up infants and toddlers to a great start in life through their home based program. 

Oct 01, 2020
Miriam Owsley & Hans Voss, Harvest at Home
18:08

Focused on the celebration of farming, food and music, the Groundwork Center’s beloved annual “Harvest at the Commons” event has pivoted to October 10th’s “Groundwork’s Harvest at Home,” an online, virtual event where you can pre-order a “Farm Box” of local food, participate in the raffle and silent auction, and enjoy live music from Joshua Davis.  Groundwork’s Miriam Owsley and Hans Voss join us for all the details.

Oct 01, 2020
Donna Olendorf & Mike McDonald, Safe Harbor Safety Policies
20:11

With colder weather coming and Safe Harbor’s overnight shelter opening soon, Community Liaison Donna Olendorf and Board of Directors Chair Mike McDonald join us to talk about the changes they’ve made to their safety procedures to protect against COVID-19 infections, and about how you can volunteer to help out.

Oct 01, 2020
Stacia Sexton, After School Drama Adventure
10:47

Director of Education for Parallel 45 Theatre, Stacia Sexton joins us to discuss P45’s six week, socially-distanced after-school program for grades K-5, as students learn the art of expressing themselves through voice, movement and games that stretch the imagination. 

Oct 01, 2020
Bill Marsh, Jr., The Power of Perspective: Shaping Your Life Through Dynamic Distinctions, Pt. 2
27:31

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 for part two of this exciting discussion.

Sep 30, 2020
Kevin Klein, Travel Update
17:02

Director of Cherry Capital Airport, Kevin Klein joins us for an update on airline travel and what planning ahead current looks like.

Sep 24, 2020
Vicki Beam, Michigan College Planning
10:57

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.

Sep 23, 2020
Erica Moon Mohr, TCAPS To Resume In-Person Classes
22:22

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.

Sep 15, 2020
#MusicMonday: Matthew “CasaNova” James
19:41

Hip-hop artist Matthew “CasaNova” James returns to chat about fatherhood, new music, and positivity.

Sep 14, 2020
#MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, Mr. Music DJs
19:23

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.

Sep 14, 2020
Candie Conat, AC Paw Car Bingo Fundraiser
14:44

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.

Sep 10, 2020
Sam Brickman, Bubbie’s Bagels
24:28

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.

Sep 10, 2020
Michele Howard, “The Journal of a Disappointed Man & A Last Diary”
16:27

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.

Sep 08, 2020
Author Yaa Gyasi, “Transcendent Kingdom”
18:45

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.

Sep 08, 2020
Jeanine Rubert, Pine Hill Nursery & Village Gardens
20:49

“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!

Sep 06, 2020
State Representative Jack O’Malley, Legislative Update
19:21

101st District State Representative Jack O’Malley joins us for a wide-ranging “potpourri” conversation about current events within the Michigan Legislature.

Sep 05, 2020
James Lake, Road Construction Projects
21:09

MDOT’s North Region Communications Representative, James Lake joins us with details about construction projects slated to begin Tuesday, September 8th.

Sep 04, 2020
Beth Milligan, Traverse City Ticker
22:26

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.

Sep 04, 2020