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Points North, Ep. 14: Seniority on the road

This week on Points North , elderly drivers in Grand Traverse County get in car accidents at a higher rate than most other Michigan counties. We explore the challenges of giving up the keys.

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Music by Request playlist for May 25, 2019

19 hours ago

1. Olivier Messiaen,  Quartet for the End of time, Chamber Music Northwest

2. Robert Johnson, Satyr’s Dance, Canadian Brass

3. Sir Edward Elgar, 2 Marches from Pomp and Circumstance, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim

4. Eye of the Tiger, 2 Cellos

5. Daniel Emmet, Dixie Medley, New American Brass Band

6. Igor Stravinsky, Dumbarton Oaks Concerto, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

7. Giuseppi Verdi, Un di, se ben rammentomi from Rigoletto’s Act 3, National Academy Orchestra of St. Cecelia, Renato Bruson

Interlochen Center for the Arts

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, it's music by Gustav Holst. Interlochen students perform some of Holst's most-loved works for band and orchestra. Listen to the entire episode below.

This week on Classical IPR in Concert - we'll go to Studio A with Interlochen Arts Academy composers, poets and singers. Inspired by a collaboration between their instructors, students teamed up to create works that gave full voice to all three disciplines.

Performances in Studio A were engineered by Brock Morman, Michael Culler engineered the performances in the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall.

Essay: Turtles in the Sun

May 24, 2019

Before the snow melts from the woods, before the buds swell on the branches, my husband and I drag our canoe into the river. Bundled in layers, we paddle hard to warm up, lifting our faces to the sun.

Kids Commute - Randomizer Week! Friday

May 24, 2019

Happy Friday!  Welcome back to Randomizer Week on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio.  All week long, we’ve been highlighting pieces of great music that doesn’t fit into any particular theme, but are still super fun to listen to.  Be sure to look back and check out any episodes you may have missed. Today, we listen to a lighthearted version of a very serious (and very famous) musical work.  Kate will tell you all about the musical ensemble, The Swingle Singers, who have won five Grammy awards for their extensive body of work.


Every few years the U.S. Geological Survey and its partners release an updated version of what is known as the “National Land Cover Database.”

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There are more than 1.2 million drivers over the age of 65 in Michigan, and statistically they are safe on the road.

But a county in northern Michigan has one of the highest rates of car accidents for senior citizens.

The list of who can administer emergency opioid overdose medication in Michigan could grow.

Kids Commute - Randomizer Week! Thursday

May 23, 2019

It’s another random day during Randomizer Week on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio.  This week, the Kids Commute Randomizer Machine churned out five pieces of great music that don’t really fit into a weekly theme, but are still fun to listen to.  So far this week, we’ve listened to, “The Typewriter,” by Leroy Anderson, “Uh-Oh,” by P.D.Q. Bach, and “Ill Wind,” by musical comedy duo Flanders and Swann. Today, we get a little silly with modern things like video games, zombies, and tangos.

Michigan Heartbeat Coalition

A Michigan group wants to ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. This would effectively ban abortions after around six weeks. The Michigan Heartbeat Coalition filed ballot petition language with the Secretary of State Tuesday.


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