David Cassleman is a reporter and Morning Edition host for IPR News Radio. He got his start in public radio at WDET in Detroit, and joined Interlochen Public Radio in June 2014. He’s a graduate of the University of Michigan.
Welcome to the Green Room on Interlochen Public Radio, our new weekly arts journal. Join us to hear about the arts, artists, and performance.
This week we hear how an international soccer rivalry led to a culinary showdown in Traverse City. We also talk with a female Cyrano de Bergerac.
Why is it called the Green Room?
A green room is a space where performers hang out between the dressing room and the stage. It's a place to relax, that usually has a couch and some snacks. So think of the Green Room on Interlochen Public Radio as your backstage pass into the world of the arts each week.
Faculty at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City will soon begin negotiating contracts through a union. 75 percent of the faculty voted ‘yes’ to join the Michigan Education Association – the state's largest teachers' union.
Michael Thurber – composer, musician and Interlochen alum – experiments with music. He bends genre, pushing beyond conventional notions of classical music. Oh, and he's a YouTube star.
This week, Thurber will do something he's never done before– debut a piece he's written for a full orchestra. And he'll do it at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, using Interlochen students, and recorded live by NPR's From The Top.
Michael Thurber speaks with IPR's David Cassleman.
Weather is likely to be especially dangerous overnight in the Grand Traverse Bay region. Grand Traverse Emergency Management asks people to avoid driving or going out unprotected, especially after midnight tonight through mid-Saturday morning.
If there's no other choice, they say to plan ahead layer your clothes and place a small emergency kit, including extra clothes, hats, gloves and blankets in your car.
Snow and winds are expected to intensify overnight, says Andy Sullivan, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Gaylord.