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
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
Beth Milligan, Traverse City Ticker

Discussing local headlines for the past week, including a surprise special meeting called this afternoon for the TCAPS board allegedly centering on the contract of newly hired Superintendent Ann Cardon, Grand Traverse County’s budget stability, Garfield Township’s proposed developments, and restaurant/retail changes roundup.

Oct 11, 2019
Juliette Schultz & Kristi Boettcher, Women’s Resource Center

The area’s primary service provider for domestic and sexual violence survivors, the Women’s Resource Center assists residential and non-residential clients with support, advocacy and immediate crisis intervention.  Juliette Schultz, Executive Director, and Kristi Boettcher, Director of Advocacy, join us to discuss how the organization works with its clients, their answer to a very common question, and their

upcoming Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil on October 16 at 6pm, at their main office on Elmwood Avenue in Traverse City.

Oct 10, 2019
Foodie Scene: Lance & Spencer Lumsden, Cicero’s Pizza

“Lots of experience eating pizza, but no experience making pizza.”  Father and son duo Lance & Spencer Lumsden join us to talk about buying and taking over Cicero’s Pizza, their family-run operation, their surprising top seller, and the definition of a “pizzeria.”

Oct 10, 2019
Ashley Darga, NMC College Night

Early College Coordinator for the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District (TBAISD), Ashley Darga joins us to speak about tomorrow’s College Night, offering a chance for area high school students to meet with representatives from more than 50 colleges and universities, as well as military representatives. 

Oct 08, 2019
Christal Frost Book Club: “The Library Book” by Susan Orlean

Oct 08, 2019
#MusicMonday: Oh Brother Big Sister

It’s an encore presentation of our 2018 conversation with the dynamic Penny and Radel Rosin, the siblings between the folk duo Oh Brother Big Sister.

Oct 07, 2019
#MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, Mr. Music DJs

Mick Jagger’s planning for the future, album listening vs. single listening, and Beatles in the bread box - a discussion of music stories from the past week.

Oct 07, 2019
Meredith Hawes & Leighann Morris, Operation Brex

On today’s Community Coffee Break, brought to you by Mental Wellness Counseling, we welcome Meredith Hawes from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), along with her special guest Leighann Morris, who turned the tragic loss of her son, Brex, into a message of life-saving fire safety by creating Operation Brex.

Oct 06, 2019
Jeanine Rubert, Pine Hill Nursery & Village Gardens

Jeanine chats with us about fall gardening, preparing for the spring, and takes your questions.

Oct 05, 2019
Beth Milligan, Traverse City Ticker

A recap of some of the biggest local stories in our Grand Traverse area for the past week.

Oct 04, 2019
Jan Stump & Jackie Kaschel, Peace Ranch

Jackie and Jan of Peace Ranch, which provides and trauma and counseling services through equine-assisted therapy, join us to talk about a recent partnership with Zonta Club of Traverse City to bring a free healing workshop for women who have experienced sexual trauma. 

Oct 01, 2019
Diana Milock & Katie Bott, Swingshift & the Stars

Katie Bott, of Traverse City Tritons Rowing, joins us along with Diana Milock, who is competing in this year’s Swingshift and the Stars on behalf of their organization.

Oct 01, 2019
Russell Schindler & Steve Schwartz, TC NewTech

TC NewTech founder Russell Schindler, along with “start-up guru” Steve Schwartz, join us to talk about tonight’s tech and business meetup, also featuring presentations from Burly, EnMass Energy, LifeLab BioDesign and Wildlife Defense Systems, Inc.

Oct 01, 2019
#MusicMonday: Luke Schihl

Happy to welcome Luke back to the show, talking about his new band, making music with your family, and performing two songs live in-studio.

Sep 30, 2019
#MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, Mr. Music DJs

Stories this week include the sudden passing of a celebrated producer, Kanye’s new focus, and Bob Dylan on Broadway.

Sep 30, 2019
Tim Gillen, Privacy & Being A Citizen of the Digital World

Owner of Terrapin Networks and co-host of Team Nerd Tech Show, Tim Gillen joins us to talk about privacy concerns and the digital age.

Sep 29, 2019
Jeanine Rubert, Pine Hill Nursery & Village Gardens

Getting your outside spaces ready for winter, bulbs that deer won’t eat, chipmunk problems — Jeanine from Pine Hill answers these outdoor space questions and more!

Sep 28, 2019
TC West Titans, 5th Annual Pink Game for Breast Cancer Awareness

On this week’s Community Coffee Break, brought to you by Mental Wellness Counseling, we speak with Oshyn Carnes, Dylan Teeples and  Jacob Klassen, members of the Traverse City Titans Varsity Football team, ahead of their fifth annual TC West Pink Game tomorrow evening at 6pm, raising money for cancer research through the Van Andel Institute.

Sep 27, 2019
Melissa Thompson, Alzheimer’s Association

Regional Director of our area branch of the Alzheimer’s Association, Melissa Thompson joins us ahead of their 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s, with registration beginning at 9am tomorrow, September 28, at the Open Space in Traverse City.

Sep 27, 2019
Foodie Scene: Courtney Lorenz, Cultured Kombucha Co.

Starting as a pastry chef, Courtney Lorenz made an interesting journey to the nutritional side of what we put ingest.  After volunteering on a farm, she took her new interests and started Cultured Kombucha Company (“kombucha,” simply put, is a fermented tea with numerous health benefits).

Sep 26, 2019
Jack Lane, Millennial Generation & Home Ownership

The Millennial Generation is firmly in the home-buying phase of their lives—and what is, and is not, important to them in the places they hang their hats might surprise you.  We spoke with Jack Lane (“Ask the Real Estate Guy,” the Jack Lane Team at Real Estate One”) about they’re looking for and how it differs from previous generations.

Sep 26, 2019
Ben LaCross, Tariffs and Cherries

Michigan cherry farmers are celebrating recent tariffs applied to Turkish cherry products; Ben LaCross, of LaCross Farms and Leelanau Fruit Company, speaks to us about this decision from the U.S. International Trade Commission and what it means for folks here in the Mitten.

Sep 25, 2019
Daniel Mackin, World’s Largest Ghost Hunt

Lead investigator of the Michigan Area Paranormal Investigative Team, Daniel Mackin joins us to talk about this Saturday’s special ghost hunt—an attempt at the world’s largest—in Manistee. 

Sep 25, 2019
Bill Marsh, Jr., Three Pillars of “Professionalism,” Pt. 1

When you think of a professional person, what traits do you envision?  Bill Marsh, Jr., of the blog Making You Matter, joins us for Part Two of the discussion.

Sep 24, 2019
Matthew Zerilli & Madie Begley, The PORCH Returns

Addiction Treatment Services is excited to announce the grand re-opening of The PORCH, their recovery community center, in its new location, this Thursday!  Matthew Zerilli, Manager, and Madie Begly, Coordinator, join us to discuss what the PORCH offers to the recovery and sober living community and its allies.

Sep 24, 2019
Matt Hodges, Mid-Michigan Honor Flight

Calling in from Camp Grayling on check-in day before tomorrow’s trip to Washington, D.C., Matt Hodges, board member for the Mid-Michigan Honor Flight, speaks to us about this special event bringing World War II, Korean War & Vietnam War veterans to our nation’s capital to see the Monuments erected in honor of their service.

Sep 17, 2019
#MusicMonday: Stephen Plummer, Third Coast Gypsy Jazz

Ahead of the group’s special concert at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts on September 26th, we spoke with founder and guitarist Stephen Plummer about the origins of the band, their unique blend of styles (“…think Louis Armstrong with a French accent…”) and the importance of Django Reinhardt.   

Sep 16, 2019
#MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, Mr. Music DJs

Stories this week include Peloton’s mounting lawsuits regarding their disregard for proper music licensing, Strawberry Fields opening to the public and remembering Ric Ocasek of The Cars. 

Sep 16, 2019
Jeanine Rubert, Pine Hill Nursery & Village Gardens

With fall around the corner, it’s gardening-cleanup time, and Jeanine answers your questions about what to do now and what needs to wait.

Sep 15, 2019
Meredith Hawes, Michael Kozo & John Errico, Firefighting After 9/11

On this week’s Community Coffee Break, brought to you by Mental Wellness Counseling, we’re joined by Meredith Hawes, from the National Fire Protection Association, along with Captain Michael Kozo and Lieutenant John Errico of New York City Fire Department to discuss their stories of September 11, 2001 and how how firefighting and prevention has changed since.

Sep 14, 2019
Beth Milligan, Traverse City Ticker

A review of some of the biggest stories going on locally, including the near-completion of the 8th Street Construction, proposed changes for National Cherry Festival and TC Film Festival fees and logistics, and a restaurant & retail business news roundup.

Sep 13, 2019
Kay Hall, Lisa Lempke & Barbara Kudwa, Living Life to the Fullest Women’s Conference

Hosted by Northwest Michigan Jesus Ministry, the Living Life to the Fullest event is this Saturday beginning at 9 am at Faith Reformed Church, focusing on women finding the most out of their lives and being empowered and inspired.

Sep 12, 2019
Foodie Scene: Sam Stachon, FYT Health Foods

Fuel Your Tomorrow delivers fresh and healthy meals right to your door.  Executive Sous Chef Sam Stachon joins us to talk about his Northern Michigan roots, time away while he honed his skills, and coming on board this new local, community-oriented, family-owned business that can help keep delicious, sustaining meals on the table — no matter how busy you are!

Sep 12, 2019
Thoughts on 9/11

On the 18th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks, here's what's on my mind.

Sep 11, 2019
Karen Cunningham, Veterans Inspirational Art Show

A special agent with the U.S. Air Force during the Reagan administration, Karen Cunningham joins us as an artist participating in the upcoming Veterans Inspirational Art Show, from the group Veterans Inspiring Veterans, Saturday, September 28th.

Sep 11, 2019
Novia Dalzell & Jenna Cole, Escape the Vape

Benzie Central High School Seniors Novia Dalzell and Jenna Cole join us to talk about their latest campaign to discourage vaping in high schools.

Sep 11, 2019
Jessica and Chris Edson, Edson Farms Natural Foods

At 40 years in business, Edson Farms Natural Foods is celebrating this milestone with a grand reopening in their newly expanded space.  Owners Chris and Jessica join us to talk about the history of this family business and what’s next. 

Sep 10, 2019
Christal Frost Book Club: “The Art of Racing in the Rain” & “Make Your Bed”

Traverse Area District Library’s Betsy Myers and Michele Howard join us to discuss two books, Garth Stein’s “The Art of Racing in the Rain” (now a major motion picture) and Admiral William H. McRaven’s “Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe The World.”

Sep 10, 2019
#MusicMonday: Mighty John Marshall, The Record Guy

Always a pleasure to speak with Mighty John of, this time discussing “Rookie Records,” the first releases by some various famous artists and groups that could bring you some serious cash.

Sep 09, 2019
#MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, Mr. Music DJs

Stories include vinyl outpacing CD sales, Kurt Cobain apparel straight from Frances Bean, and the most metal way to celebrate The Most Wonderful Time of The Year.

Sep 09, 2019
Radio Potpourri

A few random topics on our mind today, including the idea that “you lose when you hit ‘the snooze’ in the morning, and frustrations surrounding the new four-way stop at Madison & Front in Traverse City.

Sep 08, 2019
Jeanine Rubert, Pine Hill Nursery & Village Gardens
Sep 07, 2019
Nicole Ball, Setting a Routine to Succeed

On this episode of the Community Coffee Break, Mental Wellness Counseling’s Nicole Ball joins us to talk about helping your entire family - kids and adults — transition “Back to School,” offering helpful tips and techniques to try in your home.

Sep 06, 2019
Mike & Beth Moore, Moore’s Lost K9 Search & Recovery

Reuniting families with their lost dogs can be very difficult, but thanks to mapping, infrared technology, tracking and canine psychology, Mike and Beth Moore have dedicated themselves to offering help when situations can seem hopeless.  And while many of their stories have happy endings, they do share about the suspicious death of one dog, and the #JusticeforYukon effort to not only locate the perpetrator, but protect other animals as well.

Sep 06, 2019
Janeen Wardie, Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention

A Warrior for Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention, as well as Chairperson for the Traverse City Out of the Darkness Walk on September 14th, Janeen Wardie joins us to talk about the event itself and all the other ways you can show support and solidarity.

Sep 05, 2019
Foodie Scene: Jan Sheill, GT Salad Co.

31 years ago, Jan and John Sheill 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. 

Sep 05, 2019
Jennifer Loup, Loupine, LLC

A special Ask the Experts, we’re joined by Dog Trainer and Behavioral Consultant Jennifer Loup, of Loupine, LLC, along with

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Leelanau County Tristan Chamberlain to answer your questions about local leash laws and legal issues pertaining to responsible dog ownership.

Sep 04, 2019
Deb Allen, “The Grand Event: LIFE”

Remember how much fun it was to play the classic Hasbro board game “The Game of Life” when you were a kid?  Deb Allen, with the Grand Traverse Pavilions Foundation, joins us to talk about the return of their exciting fundraiser “The Grand Event: LIFE,” this Saturday at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa. 

Sep 03, 2019
Russell Schindler & Ashley Sloat, TC NewTech

Ahead of tonight’s TCNewTech meetup, the technology-oriented pitch night happening each first Thursday of the month, we’re joined by TCNewTech founder Russell Schindler and Board Member Ashley Sloat to highlight this evening’s healthcare innovators from startup accelerator XLerateHealth, you can look forward to hearing from Melius Outcomes, Health Freeelance and Crown Mallard.

Sep 03, 2019
Jeanine Rubert, Pine Hill Nursery & Village Gardens

Keeping orchids healthy, went to plant your bulbs, late-summer perennial bloomers and saving lilac bushes — Jeanine answers these gardening questions and more.

Aug 31, 2019
Trevor Tkach, Discussing “Ironman 70.3 Traverse City”

On this week’s Community Coffee Break, brought to you by Mental Wellness Counseling, Trevor Tkach, Executive Director of Traverse City Tourism, joins us to talk about the highs and struggles of the recent Ironman 70.3 Traverse City triathalon, and what locals can expect for next year’s event.

Aug 30, 2019
Foodie Scene: Dan Reed, Don’s Drive In

Since 1958, Don’s Drive In has been serving up great burgers, fries, shakes…and nostalgia!  We spoke with General Manager Dan Reed about the story “behind the bun,” giving an inside scoop to how one of Northern Michigan’s favorite restaurants has kept going strong for over 60 years.

Aug 29, 2019
Dr. Michael Collins, Grand Traverse County Health Department

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (commonly referred to as the “EEE Virus)  is affects birds, horses and people, transmitted by mosquitos.  MLive reported a number of confirmed cases in the state, although no known cases in our Northern Michigan area.  We spoke with Dr. Michael Collins, medical director at the Grand Traverse County Health Department, about what you need to know about keeping yourself safe.

Aug 29, 2019
Vicki Norris, Grand Traverse Dyslexia Association

Executive Director of the Grand Traverse Dyslexia Association, Vicki joined us to speak about the misconceptions about dyslexia, how helping her own daughter with her struggles brought her to the GTDA, the Orton-Gillingham Approach to reading and how to be trained to help the over 100 area families they serve.

Aug 29, 2019