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Infant and toddler child care in northern Michigan is scarce — can employers help?

Finding child care for infants and toddlers is nearly impossible in northern Michigan.

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Max Johnston

The firm looking for the new superintendent of Traverse City Area Public Schools is in the district to hear from parents this week. Representatives from Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYAA) held an open forum Tuesday to get input from parents on the search.

Trust, financial accumen and communication skills were several traits that parents said they wanted to see in the new superintendent.

Max Johnston / Interlochen Public Radio

Work to reduce opioid-related deaths is beginning across the state, as part of a $10 million investment to fight the opioid epidemic.


Michigan ranks in the top 15 for drug overdose deaths, according to 2018 figures from the Center for Disease Control.


Director of Drug Use Initiatives at Vital Strategies Daliah Heller says not enough communities have access to naloxone, a life-saving drug that can reverse an opioid overdose. 

This week, Classical IPR in Concert features a recent performance by the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra.

GLCO music director Libor Ondras conducts works by Ravel and Schubert.

Classical IPR in Concert can be heard on Interlochen Public Radio on Fridays at 8 p.m., Sundays at noon or on classicalipr.org at any time.

This concert was engineered by Jack Conners.

Kids Commute - Pop Goes the Classical Week 2.0

15 hours ago

Kids Commuters, take cover! It’s Pop Goes the Classical Week 2.0 on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio. All week we’ll be hearing pop songs played on classical instruments. Back in the day, it was called a theme and variation; one composer takes another composer’s theme and makes changes to put their own twist on it. Nowadays, we call that a cover song. Regardless of what label you put on it, the Kids Commute theme thought you’d like to hear a new batch of pop music performed with a classical spin by today’s classical performers.

Metropolitan Opera: Le Nozze di Figaro

16 hours ago
Ken Howard / Met Opera

The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Mozart’s brilliant comedy Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro). 

Today on Stateside, a super PAC funded by the DeVos family has raised $800,000 to unseat Democratic U.S. Senator Gary Peters. We talk about how spending by outside groups could impact the state's most competitive 2020 races. Plus, an update on the Michigan family caught in a coronavirus scare on a cruise ship.

Noelle Riley / Interlochen Public Radio

Finding child care for infants and toddlers is nearly impossible in northern Michigan. 

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Join Classical IPR every weeknight at 10 p.m. for an hour of Repose. New episodes air every Saturday at 10 p.m. See this week's weeknight playlists below.

Monday Ep170916

Timothy Crane - Sylvan Grove

Joe Bongiorno - First Love

Kim Robertson - Flamorgan's Aire

Wind Machine - Journey Home

Helen Jane Long - Embers

Secret Garden - Adagio

This week the Moon will cascade down a stair of morning planets in her silvery gown as the Titan Goddess Selene, sweeping us into the folklore of prophetic morning dreams when she meets Mars on Tuesday morning, Jupiter on Wednesday, and Saturn on Thursday, before she disappears into her dark phase below the eastern horizon and arrives at New Phase again on Sunday, February 23rd.

On Monday, February 17, the nationally syndicated classical music program Performance Today will feature two performances recorded at Interlochen.

Join Classical IPR  this Monday during the ten o'clock hour to hear celebrated tenor Lawrence Browlnee and pianist Myra Huang in the Dendrinos Chapel Recital Hall. Later in the show, the Interlochen performance of Russian Renaissance will be featured.

The recordings were both engineered by Michael Culler.


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