Interlochen Public Radio is pleased to announce a new eight-week series where we sit down with residents who moved to northern Michigan from across the globe.
It’s fitting that we’re calling the show Our Global Neighborhood, as it takes news consumers into the lives of their neighbors who decided to reside in this part of the world after experiencing a much different life in another country.
IPR’s All Things Considered Host Kendra Carr will conduct a question and answer format interview with guests from Peru, Syria, Pakistan and more.
“I’m excited to bring these important and fascinating conversations to the airwaves,” says Carr. “This show is a great opportunity for neighbors to discover who is a part of their community, sometimes even next door.”
Karen Segal is the show’s executive producer. In the course of running the International Affairs Forum in Traverse City for seven years, she developed a unique view of our region’s global connections.
“People are always surprised to learn how many of our neighbors have these amazing international backgrounds. We’re a stronger community because of it,” Segal says.
Our Global Neighborhood’s first segment will run Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7:50 a.m. on Morning Edition and again at 4:48 p.m. and 5:48 p.m. on All Things Considered. It will run weekly on Wednesdays for eight weeks.
We’ll also accompany the on-air segment with web stories that can be found at IPRnews.org.