Author Loren Estleman will interview horror writer Joe Hill at the National Writers Series event at the City Opera House in Traverse City.
Deborah Morgan

When writing novels, Estleman says stick to the rules

When Traverse City author Doug Stanton met author Joe Hill at the Savannah Book Festival earlier this year, Stanton invited Hill to come talk about his new book "Strange Weather" at the National Writers Series .

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Michigan PFAS Action Response Team

A low level of pollutants has been detected in the City of Gaylord's municipal drinking water. State environmental officials tested the municipal water for PFAS at three sites in the city. A small amount of the chemicals was detected at one site, but nothing was found at the other two sites.

Jeanmarie Riccobono is the principal clarinetist in the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. She also teaches clarinet at Northwestern Michigan College and the Bay View Music Festival.

She'll be the soloist this weekend in Aaron Copland's Clarinet Concerto with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra.

Today, we'll hear the exciting "Ride of the Valkyries" by Richard Wagner. Interlochen Public Radio - classical music for kids!
"Ride of the Valkyries", William T. Maud, 1890

Welcome to Day Two of BOOM Week on IPR's Kids Commute! This week we're listening to big, loud, exciting pieces of music!

Today, we take to the viking skies in music from German composer Richard Wagner. We'll ride to battle with the Valkyries, servants of the Norse god Odin. Listen in as they take "roll call" and talk about the soldiers they've collected to take to Valhalla.

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"Ride of the Valkyries"
"Die Walkure"
Richard Wagner
Members of the Bayreuth Festival

Here's today's Kids Commute:

The Philadelphia Orchestra received a warm welcome from an enthusiastic audience at Hill Auditorium last month. For much of the twentieth century the Philadelphia Orchestra gave annual performances in Ann Arbor but had not been back since 1994.

The University Musical Society and Interlochen Public Radio shared the concert with radio listeners in a live broadcast.

Three years after his death, my father, virtuoso violinist Roman Totenberg, made headlines all over the world when his beloved Stradivarius violin, stolen 35 years earlier, was recovered by the FBI. The story struck the hearts of so many, I think, because in such turbulent times, it was rare good, even joyful, news. And the mystery of where it had been, was finally solved.

Today on Stateside, pollster Richard Czuba on how news consumers should be looking at media coverage of polls in 2018. Plus, Stateside kicks off a week-long series about the challenges Michigan veterans face connecting with VA benefits after returning to civilian life. Two veterans, one who served in Vietnam and one who served in Iraq, discuss their experiences navigating life after returning home from war. 

Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below. 

Grand Traverse County

Updated on 10/9/18 10:50 a.m.: Addison "Sonny" Wheeloch of District 4 was the only Republican to attend the forum last night.


The Republican candidates for the Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners withdrew from a forum scheduled for tonight. They say they are protesting the League of Women Voters (LWV), whose local branch is sponsoring the event.

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents a recent production of Umberto Giordano's "Andrea Chenier" from San Francisco Opera.

The production stars Yonghoon Lee in the title role, with Anna Pirozzi as Maddalena, George Gagnize as Gerard and J'Nai Bridges as Bersi. Nicola Luisotti conducts.

The opera is sung in Italian. For an English translation of the libretto, click here.

This week the dragon constellation Draco is host to a fickle meteor shower; thousands of years ago, it was host to the North Star. In between then and now, it lent itself to origination myths of King Arthur.


Symphonies on Classical IPR

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