Featured

Taylor Wizner

Points North, Ep. 30: Behind bars in Baldwin

This week on Points North , a private prison in Baldwin will hold immigrants convicted of crimes. Some nearby residents argue it will bring jobs to the area, while others want nothing to do with it. Plus hear about a legal scholar turned writer whose stories brought her back to northern Michigan.

Read More

Music By Request Playlist for September 21, 2019

19 hours ago
Woman's Press/Breitkoph and Hartel, London

Thank you to listeners from Hersey, Whitmore Lake, Kaleva, East Jordan, Frankfort  and Traverse City.  

Flicker

New legislation in the Michigan House would create a program for importing pharmaceutical drugs from Canada.

Lawmakers behind the bill say the goal is to give state residents access to prescription drugs that can be found more cheaply in Canada.

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, we’ll revisit a concert that baritone William Warfield gave at Interlochen in the fall of 1984. 

Listen to the entire episode below. 

Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake)
Rick Pluta / MPRN

The Legislature has sent a K-12 schools budget to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The bill was adopted with the support of Republicans and Democrats, but the budget has a lot less money then what the governor recommended for special education and at-risk students.

On Saturday, September 21, IPR's music director Amanda Sewell will be meeting listeners at the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra concert at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts in Bay Harbor.

Taylor Wizner / Interlochen Public Radio

In less than two weeks, a prison housing immigrants will open in northern Michigan. 

Private prison operator GEO Group won the contract from the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to hold inmates convicted of federal crimes at their North Lake Correctional Facility in Baldwin. 

Essay: Clothes Pins

Sep 20, 2019

On a bright summer morning, I walk out to the back yard and hang my towel on the line.  Then, in a moment of gratitude, I stop to consider the clothes pin.  It’s just two pieces of wood in a coil of wire—but how efficient!  How simple and elegant and endlessly useful!


In Studio A with Nicholas Goluses

Sep 19, 2019

Nicholas Goluses is professor of guitar at the Eastman School of Music. He is at Interlochen Arts Academy this week teaching master classes and performing.

Dr. Goluses visited IPR’s Studio A to perform works by Manuel de Falla, Heitor Villa-Lobos and J.S. Bach. He talked about the guitar and approaching new and old compositions. Hear the entire performance and interview below.

 

A concert featuring Nicholas Goluses is tonight in the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall. 

STEVE CARMODY / Michigan Radio

  Republicans and Democrats in the state House have come to an agreement on the state’s K-12 education budget.

Michigan pot use at a 35-year high

Sep 19, 2019

A new survey says marijuana use among 19 to 22 year olds is the highest it's been in 35 years.

An annual survey from the University of Michigan follows 12th graders after graduation, both in and out of college, to study trends in drug and alcohol use. 

Pages

Classical IPR open mic night

Saturday, October 5 at 7 p.m.

Kids Commute Circus Extravaganza

Friday, Oct. 11 7:30 pm

The Interlochen Collection: Music from Interlochen's Archives

Sundays at 8 p.m. & Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on Classical IPR

Local news coverage, straight to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter for the week's news. It comes to you every Thursday afternoon.

Repose on Classical IPR

Monday-Saturday 10 p.m.