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Senate Dems plan attempt to undo controversial lame duck legislation

Democrats in the state Senate will try to undo a controversial bill that passed during last year’s lame duck session. The bill was signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder in late December.

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Repose has been a listener favorite since the 1980s. Tune in every weeknight at 10 p.m. on Classical IPR.

Mary Stewart Adams

With the Lunar Eclipse only just behind us, the big celestial news this week is the coming together of the planets Venus and Jupiter in the morning sky, looking east before sunrise. 

Welcome to a fresh week of music on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio. As you know, a new week means a new theme, and a new Quizlet! This week we’re listening to a suite of music composed by French composer, Gabriel Fauré, born in 1845.

The “Dolly” Suite, was written for four-hand piano (also known as a duet), and is made up of six short pieces. In today’s episode, we’ll get some background information on the Dolly that Fauré was writing about, and hear music written for Dolly’s first birthday. Plus, we’ll introduce this week’s Quizlet. Do you think you can get the answer without any hints? If you text us the correct answer, we’ll send you a Kids Commute Prize Pack. Don’t worry if you don’t get it right away, you can keep trying!

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"Dolly" - Opus 56. No. 1 "Berceuse"
Gabriel Fauré
Sally Pinkas and Evan Hirsch, four-hand piano

Here's today's Kids Commute:

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This Monday at 6 p.m., join Classical IPR for Great Lakes Concerts, a new program produced by WKAR Public Media at Michigan State in partnership with WRCJ Detroit and Interlochen Public Radio.

Great Lakes Concerts is a weekly program featuring concert performances from all over the state. Click here to read the complete press release.

This week's program

Thanks to listeners in Irons, Northport, Higgins Lake and many other places for your requests this week.

1. George Frederic Handel, Zadok the Priest; Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St Martin in the Fields and ASMF Chorus

2. Edward Joseph Collins, Hymn to the Earth (movements 1 & 2); Marin Alsop/Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Chorus

3. Gordon Jacob, Flag of Stars; Eugene Corporon/North Texas Wind Symphony

4. Arvo Pärt, Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten; Neeme Järvi/Scottish Naitonal Orchestra

This You Should Know: Wood carving

Jan 19, 2019
Joelle Premo Hannert

When it comes to wood carving, you can’t just pick up any old piece of wood off the ground and expect to do something nice with it. That’s what Lake Ann resident Jack Hannert says. He recommends using green wood – that is, wood that has been cut recently from a tree.




Happy Friday! We’ve been bugging you all week on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio. Spiders, ants, butterflies, mantises, and mayflies all have gotten in on the action during “The Spider’s Feast”- a ballet composed by Albert Roussel in 1912.

How will this bug drama end? So far, the spider has triumphantly captured a butterfly and picked a fight with mantises over fruit worms. Will the spider continue to feast on every bug that’s unlucky enough to get stuck in its web? Will the mantises continue to try to steal its feast? Will they all get squished by the gardener? We’re not going to give away the answer, but we will give you the answer to this week’s Quizlet after the music.

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"The Spider's Feast"
Albert Roussel
Rotislav Dubinsky/BBC Philharmonic

Here's today's Kids Commute:

In Studio A With Conrad Tao and Stefan Jackiw

Jan 18, 2019

Pianist Conrad Tao and violinist Stefan Jackiw will perform on Saturday night at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

The duo visited Classical IPR and discussed their artistic collaboration. They also talked about working with Interlochen Arts Academy students. 

In Studio A they performed works by Stravinsky and Lutoslawski.

The recording was engineered by Brock Morman.

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On this edition of the Interlochen Collection, it's a program featuring a variety of musical fantasias. Listen to the entire episode below

Cross-country ski report - January 17

Jan 17, 2019
Randy Smith of the Vasa Ski Club in Traverse City.
Dan Wanschura

Last week we had very good Nordic ski conditions; waxing was easy and skating was fast. Here are a few highlights of the slip-sliding and ski-gliding possibilities this weekend.


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