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Glen Lake eyes candidate for superintendent

The Glen Lake School Board has identified a likely candidate to be their new superintendent. The district, which has been dealing with conflicts since last year, just added three new members to its board last week. The prospective superintendent, Jon Hoover, was a teacher and principal at Glen Lake Elementary School in the 90s. He went on to become the District Superintendent for Alanson, Elk Rapids and East Jordan Schools. Interim Education Board President Lisa Siddall says Hoover’s...

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This weekend the Festival Choir at Interlochen performs "Considering Matthew Shepard" by Craig Hella Johnson. 

The concert is free and will be in Kresge Auditorium at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Conductor John Bragle came to IPR to discuss the piece and share some movements from "Considering Matthew Shepard."

Listen below.

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The Glen Lake School Board has identified a likely candidate to be their new superintendent. 

The district, which has been dealing with conflicts since last year, just added three new members to its board last week.

Join Classical IPR Friday at 8 p.m. for recent performances of chamber music given by Interlochen Arts Camp faculty members. You can also listen on demand below.

Lawyers from the state Attorney General’s Office will be in front of the Michigan Supreme Court Wednesday. The twist? They’ll be arguing both sides of the same issue.



Today on Stateside, another attempt by the RTA to bring coordinated mass transit to Southeast Michigan. Plus, the Detroit Police Department’s attempts to fund facial recognition surveillance sparks criticism. 

On Wednesday July 17, the nationally syndicated classical music program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen.

Join Classical IPR at about 10:50 a.m. Wednesday to hear "Heartstorm" by Bob James.  A recent recital in the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall featured James at the piano with flutist Nancy Stagnitta.

Michael Culler engineered the recording.

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Some Michigan hospitals are experiencing a critical shortage of blood. Blood banks say supply is typically low in the summer because high school students, who make up a bulk of donations, are on break. But this year is especially bad. 

Spectrum Health, which has hospitals in west Michigan, says its reserve is down 84% from normal levels. Statewide blood banks are now issuing an emergency call for people to give blood.

Russian Renaissance is a Russian chamber ensemble working to redefine the possibilities of their traditional Russian folk instruments. Russian Renaissance is here on a tour as an internationally acclaimed chamber music group.


Repose has been a listener favorite since the 1980s. Tune in every weeknight at 10 p.m. on Classical IPR. See all of this week's playlists below.

The Moon will be Full this week on July 16th, a rather peculiar day in history, and one to be reckoned with. Let’s consider:


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