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
Mary Dale Walters, Annual Disabilities Report

Senior Vice President at Allsup, which helps people with disabilities navigate their Social Security Disability Insurance, Mary Dale Walters joins us to discuss and analyze a recent disabilities report.

Feb 27, 2020
Foodie Scene: Bryan Banfield, Torch Lake Cafe

General Manager for this Eastport fixture, Bryan Banfield joins us to talk about the fresh, seasonal cuisine and entertainment offered in their warm and inviting atmosphere.

Feb 27, 2020
Jesse Felsk, Second Chance Prom

This unique fundraiser benefits the Oasis Family Resource Center, providing domestic violence and sexual assault victim services and parenting education.

Feb 26, 2020
Rebecca Goff, Brian Nachazel Memorial Snowball Tournament

This sixth annual winter softball tournament on February 29th at Cedar Ball Field honors the late Brian Nachazel.  Brian’s sister Rebecca joins us to talk about the event, whose proceeds benefit a local family in need.

Feb 26, 2020
Bill Marsh, Jr., How To Beat The Winter Blues

At this point in the “chilly season,” it’s easy to get caught in the doldrums.  Bill Marsh, Jr., of the blog “Making You Matter,” joins us to share three keys to “mining magic from the mundane” during the rest of the winter.

Feb 25, 2020
Kerry Ebersole Singh, Michigan Census

Executive Director for the Michigan Census, Kerry Ebersole Singh joins us to talk about the importance of counting every person.

Feb 25, 2020
Karyn Kiio & Amy Dorey, Ski Recreation Management

Professors in Hospitality and Tourism at Ferris State University, Karyn Kiio and Amy Dorey join us to talk about a new collaboration with Boyne Mountain Resort for ski recreation management studies.

Feb 24, 2020
Jeffery Ford & State Rep. Jack O’Malley, Improving the Education System

Our favorite genius Jeffery Ford, along with Michigan 101st District Representative Jack O’Malley to discuss their recent meeting regarding Jeffery’s thoughts on getting the most out of the school system for all children.

Feb 24, 2020
#MusicMonday: Mighty John Marshall, Love Records

Mighty John the Record Guy from joins us again to discuss first releases with “love” in the title that, if they’re in your collection, could net you some serious cash.

Feb 24, 2020
#MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, News of the Week

Talking over some music-related headlines with Jordan Anderson of Mr. Music DJs, featuring Neil Young deciding to tour after all, Bon Jovi’s new album, using music in your business to help sales and Jerry Lee Lewis’ post-stroke musical miracle.

Feb 24, 2020
Sue Bolde, When A Sex Offender Lives Near You

Executive Director of the Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center, Sue Bolde joins us to talk about how you and your neighbors should respond when learning about the presence of the registered sex offender.

Feb 21, 2020
Beth Milligan, Traverse City Ticker

A look back at some of the big local stories from the past week, including the Palmer Woods expansion and M-204 bridge project in Leelanau County, plans for the 2020 TC Ironman, Randolph Street reconstruction and the continuing vacation rental debate.

Feb 21, 2020
Foodie Scene: Wendy Sobeck, Fat Tuesday Paczkis

We're celebrating the Polish tradition of Fat Thursday by talking Pączkis with Wendy Sobeck! Wendy will share some tips for making authentic Polish pączki, and we'll take your calls about your favorite bakeries pumping out the baked goods on Fat Tuesday and beyond.

Feb 20, 2020
Phil Mayor, Use of Cash Bail in GT County

Senior Staff Attorney with the Michigan ACLU, Phil Mayor joins us to talk about a possible unconstitutional use of cash bail in the 86th District Court.

Feb 19, 2020
Tony Anderson, Marathon4Kids

He may be the General Manager at Cherryland Electric Cooperative, but Tony Anderson is also a Big Brother for Big Brothers Big Sisters and a huge advocate for the organization, raising over $500,000 with his plan to run a marathon in all 50 states.  With two races left to go, you still have a chance to double his effort by donating to the matching fund for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan through Marathon4Kids.

Feb 19, 2020
Eirliani Abdul Rahman, Ending Human Trafficking

Coming to Thursday’s Traverse City International Affairs Forum, Executive Director of YAKIN (Youth, Adult survivors & Kin In Need) Eirliani Abdul Rahman joins us to talk about how to protect children and end human trafficking in the 21st Century.

Feb 18, 2020
Brian Jackson, Let’s Get Quizical Team Trivia

Head of Northern Michigan Team Trivia outlet “Let’s Get Quizical,” Brian Jackson joins us to preview his upcoming Marvel Movies and Seinfeld trivia nights, February 23rd and 26th, respectively, as well as tease a few questions you might hear!

Feb 18, 2020
Meredith Hawes & Stan Barnes, Michigan Fire Safety

National Fire Protection Association’s Meredith Hawes joins us along with Stan Barnes from the Farmington Hills Fire Department to talk about how Michigan leads the country in fire fatalities, and what Michiganders can do to protect their families from this terrifying statistic.

Feb 17, 2020
#MusicMonday: Judy Harrison, Remembering Patsy Cline

A tribute to the ironic music legend, “Remembering Patsy Cline” brings you on a beautiful and informative walk through the rise and success of one of country music’s queens, brought to you by Judy Harrison and her high-energy band ReBooted.

Feb 17, 2020
#MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, Music News

Stories from the world of music and sound include the benefits of waking up to a gentle alarm, interesting radio signals from outer space, a new car engine lullaby, Nick Cannon’s swearing off of marriage and Justin Bieber’s clean upper lip.

Feb 17, 2020
Beth Milligan, Traverse City Ticker

A look back at the top local stories of the week, including Chik-Fil-A moving forward with building a restaurant in Traverse City, new housing projects are breaking ground, the cost of water damage, and the four bridge projects coming in the near future.

Feb 14, 2020
Courtney Kaiser-Sandler, Interlochen Singer-Songwriters

Founder of this unique program at Interlochen Arts Academy, Courtney Kaiser-Sandler speaks with us about her work as a professional musician and this upcoming student showcase concert at City Opera House in Traverse City on February 21st.

Feb 13, 2020
Foodie Scene: Colleen Paveglio, TC Restaurant Week

One of my favorite times of year in the world of food — Traverse City Restaurant Week, February 23 - 29, offering three course menus from $25 - $35 per person.  TC Downtown Development Authority Marketing and Communications Director Colleen Paveglio joins us to go over all the delicious details!

Feb 13, 2020
Rachel Krino, “Art in Ice, Sweet & Nice”

Bellaire Chamber of Commerce’s Rachel Krino joins us to talk about their upcoming partnership with the American Culinary Federation of Northwest Michigan and dShanty Creek Resorts to bring Art in Ice, Sweet & Nice to the streets of downtown Bellaire on February 29th.  3,000 pounds of ice will be transformed into sculptures before your eyes, and delicious food, from the “Sweet Treats Bake Off,” will be available to sample.

Feb 06, 2020
Dr. Michael Nizzi, Bariatric Surgery

Have you ever considered bariatric surgery?  Medical Director of Munson Medical Center’s Bariatric Program Dr. Michael Nizzi joins us to discuss next week’s free seminar at the Cowell Family Cancer Center in Traverse City that goes in depth on who is eligible and how surgical weight loss can improve the lives of those who commit to life-long changes in diet and exercise.

Feb 06, 2020
Dr. Michael Collins, Coronavirus Outbreak Explained

International news is focused on the outbreak of the Coronavirus outbreak in Chrina.  Grand Traverse County Health Department Director Dr. Michael Collins joins us to talk about the Coronavirus, what the risk is for us locally and a look at the current flu sweeping through schools and households across Northern Michigan.

Feb 05, 2020
Dr. Natalie Okerson-Sparks, Vitamin V

Physician and author Dr. Natalie Okerson-Sparks joins us to talk about her new book “Vitamin V,” devoted to introducing a variety into your child’s diet — and yours, too!

Feb 05, 2020
Denni Don Hunting, “Love, Loss & What I Wore”

Opening this Friday at the Old Town Playhouse Studio Theatre, “Love, Loss & What I Wore” is a series of monologues and ensemble pieces about the nostalgic power of women’s clothing, covering all the important subjects in one’s life.  Director Denni Don Hunting joins us to talk about the show, based on a book and written for the stage by Nora & Delia Ephron.

Feb 04, 2020
Jennifer Szunko & Sarah Hunt, TC NewTech

Ahead of tonight’s TC NewTech meetup, we’re joined by Development Director Sarah Hunt and newly appointed Executive Director Jennifer Szunko to chat about not only February’s presenters, but what’s ahead for the organization at large.

Feb 04, 2020
#MusicMonday: After Ours

A self-described “head-nod-jazz” duo from South Bend, Indiana, Eli Kahn and Arthuer Schroeder join us to discuss their unique approach to making music ahead of their Friday performance at the Yurt at The Little Fleet in Downtown Traverse City.

Feb 03, 2020
Jenelle Cheyne, The Second City

Ahead of their workshop and live performance of “Laughing for All the Wrong Reasons,” this Saturday at Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City, Second City ensemble member Jenelle Cheyne joins us to talk about hat led her to the famed comedy institution, why chemistry between members is key to the group’s success, and the Golden Rule of Improv. 

Jan 30, 2020
Foodie Scene: Claire LePine, MAWBY

A local who learned about wine in California, Austrailia and New Zealand before returning home, MAWBY vineyards Marketing Manager Claire LePine chats about joining the oldest winery on the Leelanau Peninsula, presenting their nonprofit partners with donations through their “green Giving” program, and the quest for bubbly in cans.

Jan 30, 2020
Elaine Keaton, Father Fred Foundation

The Father Fred Frostbite Food Drive is going on now, and we spoke with Advancement Manager for Father Fred Elaine Keaton about the needs this event fills, and how you can help contribute to the pantry.

Jan 29, 2020
Bill Marsh, Jr., Managing Your Time

Your most valuable, non-replenishing resource?  Time.  Bill Marsh, Jr., of the blog Making You Matter, joins us to talk about ways to not only manage your time better, but to use that skillset to help accomplish the things you want in your life.

Jan 28, 2020
#MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, Grammy Hangover

A look back at last night’s 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, discussing the highs, lows, confusing and wonderful.

Jan 27, 2020
Stuart Hickman, Mammoth Distilling’s Repurposed Clothing Line

Known for their “hand-hewn spirits,” Mammoth Distilling is launching a unique line of branded merchandise — with the help of your closet!

Jan 26, 2020
Brian Jackson, Let’s Get Quizical Team Trivia

Early aspirations to be a game show host led Brian Jackson to first work-at and eventually start his own trivia company, Let’s Get Quizical.  Brian talks about how he finds the sweet spot of not-too-easy-but-not-too-difficult in writing questions, expanding the business and how he handles “trivia cheaters.”

Jan 25, 2020
Beth Milligan, Traverse City Ticker

A look back at the top local stories of the week, including redeveloping the Cherryland Center and the Barlow-Garfield Corridor, a reigniting of a proposed bypass across the Boardman River, and controversy regarding funding issues for county mental health services.

Jan 24, 2020
Brett Nichols, “Chicago” Auditions

The classic musical “Chicago” is coming to the Old Town Playhouse stage this April, and Director Brett Nichols joins us to talk about not only what you can expect from their adaptation, but how YOU can audition to be a part of the cast!

Jan 23, 2020
Foodie Scene: Randy Chamberlain, Blu

Since 2008, Chef Randy Chamberlain has wowed audiences in Northern Michigan with his restaurant Blu, from the beautiful little coastal town of Glen Arbor.  Chef Randy joins us to talk about growing up in kitchens, Blu’s intimate approach to dining, their “Supper Club” and their upcoming Valentine’s Day special.

Jan 23, 2020
Lindsey Dotson, Downtown Charlevoix Budget Cuts

Charlevoix Main Street DDA Executive Director Lindsey Dotson joins us to talk about how their organization helps local businesses, the proposed budget cuts for 2020 and how these changes will affect Downtown Charlevoix.

Jan 22, 2020
Why People Stick Around Longer in Bad Relationships

Christal and Colleen talk about a new study that shows the average person will remain with someone for two extra months than they should.

Jan 21, 2020
Teri & Tom Gorsline, Bay Life Magazine

Called “The ‘People’ magazine of Traverse City,” Bay Life Magazine publishers Teri and Tom Gorsline join us to talk about their backgrounds, moving to the area, the origins of Bay Life and the efforts to make each issue better than the last.

Jan 21, 2020
#MusicMonday: Jordan Anderson, Music News

Stories this week include why we keep blasting off music to outer space, the passing of singer-songwriter David Olney, a heart-attack from a co-founder of The Wiggles, and making a documentary about a band whose music you’re not allowed to use.

Jan 20, 2020
Jeffery Ford, Meeting Needs in our Public School System, Pt. 1

Our favorite genius Jeffery Ford joins us for the first of two segments about his 12-step plan for meeting the needs of both advanced students and those with higher intelligence in our public school system.

Jan 19, 2020
Community Coffee Break: Sue Bolde, Mindfulness in Parenting

Physically being in a room with your child is not the same as being present and engaged.  Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center Executive Director Sue Bolde explains mindfulness and how to use it with your kids.

Jan 18, 2020
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