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Variant spread in latest surge means more people may need vaccinations to reach herd immunity

Northern Michigan vaccine clinics will go forward without the single-dose Johnson and Johnson shots. Hospitalization of children with COVID-19-related illnesses are on the rise, according to public health experts who spoke during a Munson press conference Tuesday. Meanwhile, Munson Healthcare reported the highest two-week average in COVID cases it’s ever seen and cases are still rising.

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It's Florence Price Week on Kids Commute. Happy Birthday, Florence!
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On Friday, April 9, it was the birthday of American composer Florence Price, so we're celebrating her with her own week on Kids Commute!

Florence Price is a wonderful composer whose work is still being discovered - discover it along with us!

We'll tease your head with a brand new Quizlet, too.

Listen Monday through Friday at 7:40 a.m. on Classical IPR, or any time at the links below!

When the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra formed 20 years ago, they didn’t require their musicians to audition. 

“We just said if you’re interested and willing to play, come and join us,” says Robert Pattengale, a retired professor of music and one of the founders of the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra. 

Outdoors: Spring peepers

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These pools that, though in forests, still reflect

The total Sky almost without defect,

And like the flowers beside them, chill and shiver,

Will like the flowers beside them soon be gone.

Zoom screenshot Munson news conference

 

Northern Michigan vaccine clinics will go forward without the single-dose Johnson and Johnson shots. 

Hospitalization of children with COVID-19-related illnesses are on the rise, according to public health experts who spoke during a Munson press conference Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Munson Healthcare reported the highest two-week average in COVID cases it’s ever seen and cases are still rising.

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

At times, Keli MacIntosh had to take a deep breath before getting her words out. During an emotional testimony Tuesday, she explained why she decided to sue Commissioner Ron Clous and Grand Traverse County. 

Trevor Mahlmann

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

The cow jumps over the Moon this week when the waxing crescent sweeps up through the stars of Taurus the bull, looking west an hour after sunset on Thursday.

Peter Myles has been a Hollywood film music editor for over 20 years. 

He recently spoke with Classical IPR's Amanda Sewell about his career, starting from his time as a student at Interlochen Arts Camp and Academy.

After earning degrees from the New England Conservatory and Northwestern, Myles played the trumpet professionally and then became a producer for the Delos record label.

We heard some unusual instruments during this week's program, including the zither, played by Anton Karas, and the gyile, played by Bernard Woma.

Courtesy of the office of the governor

UPDATE: Traverse City Area Public Schools' middle and high schools will continue with virtual learning the week of April 12, following a school board decision on Saturday. School sports will continue.

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