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Points North, Ep. 37: Dam removals help restore Boardman River — FishPass debate continues

This week on Points North, we dive into the restoration of the Boardman River since three dams were removed. The story ties into the thousands of aging dams in Michigan. Many are more than 50 years old, and some aren’t safe. Removing them is good for floodplains and native fish, but it costs money — sometimes more than is available.

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Kids Commute - Veterans' Week!

11 hours ago

Hello Kids Commuters; it’s Veterans' Week on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio! All week long, we’re saluting the brave men and women that have served, or are currently serving in the American forces.

We’ll be highlighting the anthems of each branch of the United States military.

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Repose has been a listener favorite since the 1980s. Tune in every weeknight at 10 p.m. on Classical IPR.

On Tuesday, November 12, the nationally syndicated program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen  Center for the Arts.

Join Classical IPR during the 11 a.m. hour to hear the quartet Russian Renaissance perform Richard Galliano's Tango pour Claude. This performance took place in the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall at Interlochen.

Michael Culler engineered the recording.

Great Lakes Concerts is a co-production of WKAR, WRCJ and Interlochen Public Radio. Listen every Monday at 6 p.m. on Classical IPR for great performances from the Great Lakes region.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture to "The Marriage of Figaro," K. 492
Lansing Symphony Orch
Timothy Muffitt, conductor
Recorded 2/10/2018 at Wharton Center, East Lansing, MI

On Monday, November 11, the nationally syndicated classical music program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Tune in to Classical IPR during the 11 a.m. hour to hear tenor Lawrence Brownlee and pianist Myra Huang perform selections from Robert Schumann's Dichterliebe. This recital took place in the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall.

Michael Culler engineered the recording.

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, we revisit a 2005 tribute concert given in memory of Frederick Fennell. 

Listen to the entire episode below. 

Essay: Playing to Win

Nov 8, 2019

My husband and I are playing Monopoly with our granddaughter, Emmy.   She’s eleven years old and loves the game, although she rarely wins.   

“I’ll buy it,” she says no matter where she lands and she’ll spend her last dollar on houses and hotels in anticipation of fabulous returns.  Her grandfather and I, on the other hand, are more cautious players.  He carefully considers each purchase and counts out his money as if it were real.

An aerial photo of a river with a bridge and an area of vegetation that looks like it's returning after being removed.
Gary Langley / Interlochen Public Radio

Three dams were removed from the Boardman River in Grand Traverse county in the last seven years. It was the largest ever dam removal project in the State of Michigan, and one of its main goals was to return the river to a more natural and healthy state. Scientists say fish, floodplains and aquatic insects are doing well since the dams came out.


Gary Langley, FAA certified sUAS pilot / Interlochen Public Radio

This week on Points North, we dive into the restoration of the Boardman River since three dams were removed.

 

The story ties into the thousands of aging dams in Michigan. Many are more than 50 years old, and some aren’t safe. Removing them is good for floodplains and native fish, but it costs money — sometimes more than is available.

Kids Commute - Jeux d'Enfants Week!

Nov 8, 2019

We’re going to have some musical fun this week on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio. It’s Jeux d’Enfants Week! “Jeux d’Enfants”, French for “Child Games,” is a suite of music by French composer, Georges Bizet. Bizet wrote a total of twelve short pieces with a child’s toy as the subject. Bizet uses imaginative musical ideas to create the image of each toy within our minds.

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