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Michiganders Aged 50+ eligible for vaccine starting March 22

The state of Michigan is expanding vaccine eligibility this month. On March 8, anyone over 50 with a medical condition or disability, plus anyone who acts as a caregiver for children with special needs, can sign up for an appointment. And later in the month, on March 22, all Michiganders aged 50 or older will be eligible.

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Last fall, violist Renee Skerik was featured in two different chamber recitals in northern Michigan.

This week on Classical IPR in Concert, we showcase those performances, which include music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms and Caroline Shaw.

Did Ludwig van Beethoven really saw the legs off his piano so he could feel the vibrations on the floor?

WKAR

Gun rights were at the center of a passionate state Senate debate on Wednesday. The symbolic gesture on the part of the Senate Republican majority was also a proxy battle over COVID-19 restrictions in Michigan and Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s use of emergency powers.

The issue was Senate Resolution 22, which registered the Senate’s opposition to any efforts at the federal or state levels to impose new firearm restrictions.

Kids Commute: Kanneh-Mason Week!
Album cover - Carnival of the Animals

This week on Kids Commute, we'll meet kids from a house full of music - the Kanneh-Mason family! 

All seven of the British Kanneh-Mason children are terrific musicians. The family made a big splash on the TV show "Britain's Got Talent."

They're also featured in the BBC documentary "This House is Full of Music."

The Kanneh-Masons just released an album of recordings they made together. 

Taylor Wizner / Interlochen Public Radio

The state of Michigan is expanding vaccine eligibility this month. On March 8, anyone over 50 with a medical condition or disability, plus anyone who acts as a caregiver for children with special needs, can sign up for an appointment. And later in the month, on March 22, all Michiganders aged 50 or older will be eligible.

Greenpeace

IPR's music director Amanda Sewell recently gave a virtual Coffee @ Ten talk with Crooked Tree Arts Center

The talk was about various ways that classical musicians and their work intersect with issues relating to climate change.

Watch the entire talk on demand below.

Outdoors: Aldo Leopold

Mar 3, 2021

When this radio station was in its infancy, it aired a program called, if memory serves, "Eco-logue."

Jack Hood, who then was the ecology teacher at Interlochen Arts Academy, presented this folksy nature program.

I met Mr. Hood back when I was a counselor at the camp, and due to his influence, I was seriously contemplating going into environmental education.

To test my resolve, Mr. Hood arranged for me to help chaperone the academy ecology students on their winter camping trip.

On Wednesday, March 3, the nationally syndicated program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Listen during the 11 a.m. hour of the program on Classical IPR to hear guitarist Nicholas Goluses play his own arrangement of music by Mikis Theodorakis in a recent recital at the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall.

Michael Culler engineered the recording. 

Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

In January, U.S. Representative Jack Bergman (R-Watersmeet) voted against certifying President Joe Biden’s victory, even after the insurrection attempt.

Rep. Bergman was direct when asked if he had any regrets.

"The short answer is no," he said.

And the long answer?

"Hell no."

Rachel Brooke, who lives in Lovells, released 'The Loneliness in Me' in October.
Jess Varda

Rachel Brooke eats tomatoes every day.

She's loved them since she was young and now considers them part of who she is. That’s why the singer from Lovells featured them so prominently on the cover of “The Loneliness in Me” ― because she says this album is the most authentic record she’s released.


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