GT County Commission to allow prayer at meetings

The Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners approved two controversial policies today during a meeting that lasted seven hours.

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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

22 hours ago
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.

Interlochen Center for the Arts

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

Spider Snack Week continues on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio! It’s been a fun week as we shrink down to bug size and witness the adventures of a spider trying to snag a tasty snack. This week we listen to “The Spider’s Feast” -  a ballet by French composer Albert Roussel.

Our story so far has taken us from the spider building its web, a poor butterfly getting stuck, and a battle between our spider and some mantises fighting over fruit worms. Today, we’ll listen to music for mayflies. Mayflies have an incredibly short life - usually a day or less! Today’s music is the soundtrack to a mayfly hatching and having a little dance before meeting its fate.

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

Here's today's Kids Commute:

This week Classical IPR in Concert features the Traverse Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kevin Rhodes.

The October 2018 concert includes the Symphony No. 2 by Sibelius, the Academic Festival Overture by Brahms and Copland's Clarinet Concerto with soloist Jeanmarie Riccobono.

This concert was engineered by Jack Conners.

Tune in to Classical IPR in Concert this Friday at 8:00pm or listen below.

Happy Websday, oops - WEDNESDAY! from the Kids Commute team at Interlochen Public Radio! It’s the middle of Spider Snack Week as we listen to music from French composer Albert Roussel’s ballet, “The Spider’s Feast.”

So far, we’ve heard music to accompany the spider building its web and catching its first meal. In today’s show, we shrink ourselves down to bug size to observe some major bug drama. An apple has crashed to the ground, bringing fruit worms with it. Those fruit worms sure look tasty to the spider, but they also look tasty to the spider’s rival - praying mantises who think those fruit worms look really tasty too! How would you feel if somebody tried to steal your lunch? You’d probably be pretty upset, and so is our spider who fights for its right to a decent lunch. The ants from Monday’s show circle around the mantises and the spider and cheer on the action!

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

Here's today's Kids Commute:

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jessica Snow

Rep. Michele Hoitenga (R-Manton) introduced a bill to legalize stun guns last week. She says it would give women more options for self defense.

"I carry a firearm with me for self-protection, but a lot of women ... aren't comfortable doing that," Hoitenga said.

Unlike tasers stun guns don't fire projectiles and are meant for close proximity.

If the bill passes anyone in the state over 21 could use and possess a stun gun for self-defense. It has been referred to the State House Judiciary Committee.

Stun guns are legal in Ohio, Illinois and Indiana.

Metropolitan Opera 1/19/2019: Pelléas et Mélisande

Jan 15, 2019

PLEASE NOTE: this week's broadcast begins at 12:30 p.m. 


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