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Luring more women to fishing in the Upper Great Lakes

The percentage of Americans who fish is in decline and that decline has had an impact on conservation projects, because hunting and fishing licenses help fund everything from habitat restoration to clean water programs.

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Essay: School Bus Driver

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When my daughter was in elementary school, we lived on a hill in the woods. The school bus picked her up at the bottom of the hill and in the afternoon I would watch for her to come home.

 


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On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, it's the career of violinist Margaret Batjer from her time as a camper and Academy student to her current work as a performer and educator. Listen to the entire episode below.

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Henryk Wieniawski, Violin concerto no. 2 in D minor, first and second movements
Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra
Margaret Batjer, violin
Byron Hanson, conductor
May 1975

"The Composer is Dead" by Lemony Snicket. Today, Part Five. Interlochen Public Radio - classical music for kids!
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From all of us at Interlochen Public Radio, happy Friday to you, Kids Commuters! Today we finally get to hear the inspector solve the mystery contained within “The Composer Is Dead” by Lemony Snicket and Nathaniel Stookey.

Here’s what we have learned throughout the week: the strings didn’t do it, and neither did the woodwinds. Yesterday, we discovered that it wasn’t the percussion section, or the tubas. In fact, none of the brass instruments are guilty of committing the crime. Who on Earth could it be? The answer is coming up in the final part of “The Composer Is Dead”.

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“The Composer Is Dead” Part V
Book: Lemony Snicket
Music: Nathaniel Stookey
Conductor/Orchestra: Edwin Outwater/San Francisco Symphony

Here's today's Kids Commute:


Changes are coming to The Bay Theatre in Suttons Bay. The Bahle family has decided to stop managing the theater at the end of this year.

Theater Manager Erik Bahle says they’re tapped out physically, financially and emotionally.

He says he hopes the community will take over management and eventually ownership, and there is already energy and enthusiasm around this.

"This really is the start of its life," says Bahle. "This isn't the end of anything."

We’ll revisit this September’s Hill Auditorium performance featuring the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin with violin soloist Lisa Batiashvili.

The concert has the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, a suite from Nico Muhly’s opera Marnie, and the Symphonic Dances of Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Listen this Friday night at 8:00 p.m.

"The Composer is Dead" by Lemony Snicket. Today, Part Five. Interlochen Public Radio - classical music for kids!
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It’s Thursday, and that means we’re one step closer to solving the mystery of the dead composer. It’s “The Composer Is Dead Week” on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio.

All week long, we’re listening to sections of “The Composer Is Dead” by Lemony Snicket and Nathaniel Stookey, trying to figure out who is responsible for killing the composer. We know it’s not the string section, and yesterday we learned that it’s not the woodwinds. They can make interesting little bird sounds, but they are not responsible for the death of the composer. Who could it be? More clues await you in today’s episode.

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“The Composer Is Dead” Part IV
Book: Lemony Snicket
Music: Nathaniel Stookey
Conductor/Orchestra: Edwin Outwater/San Francisco Symphony

Here's today's Kids Commute:


Weekly fishing report - 11/15/18

Nov 15, 2018

Doc Elliott of The Northern Angler in Traverse City, updates us on this week's fishing report for northwestern Michigan.


The Thistle & Shamrock: Islanders

Nov 14, 2018

From far Northerly Shetland to the Hebrides of the West, you'll be immersed in the music of the islands this week. Fiona Ritchie is your guide for an hour of music as fresh as a salt sea breeze, as highly charged as waves tumbling upon deserted beaches and as majestic as mountain wilderness on rocky shorelines.

"The Composer is Dead" by Lemony Snicket. Today, Part Five. Interlochen Public Radio - classical music for kids!
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It’s Wednesday, and that means we’re almost halfway through “The Composer Is Dead Week” on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio.

“The Composer Is Dead” is written by Lemony Snicket and Nathaniel Stookey. The composer has died and nobody knows who did it! On Monday, we figured out it wasn’t the violins. Yesterday, we learned that it wasn’t anyone else in the string section, including the concertmaster. Who could it be? Listen to today’s episode and see if we get any more clues to help us solve this mystery.

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"The Composer is Dead" - Part III
Book/Narrator: Lemony Snicket
Music: Nathaniel Stookey
Conductor/Ensemble: Edwin Outwater, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra

Here's today's Kids Commute:


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