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This week on Points North, after school bonds fail, some districts keep asking taxpayers again and again to change their minds. One small district in northern Michigan is renewing their attempt. Plus, more religious discrimination allegations against Bay View and local musicians play a violin that made it through the Holocaust.

David Reimer incorporates sports into his music teaching.
Erin Iafrate

March Madness begins this week. The huge college basketball tournament starts with 68 teams and will eventually end with one national champion. But for some in northern Michigan, March Madness means more than basketball. For 10-year-old Ricky Bristol, who lives in East Jordan, it means practicing his violin.

Monday, March 11, 2019 at 8 p.m. - New York Philharmonic

  • Haydn: Symphony No. 95 in C minor, Hob. I-95 (1791)
  • Martinu: Incantation, Piano Concerto No. 4, H. 358 (Garrick Ohlsson, piano)
  • Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 8 p.m. - Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Today on Stateside, Ann Arbor officials announced last week that trace amounts of a chemical known as 1,4-dioxane had been found in the city's drinking water for the first time. So, what does that mean for residents? Plus, if you feel like popular songs aren't as happy as they used to be, a new study says you're right. 

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

8 p.m. performances 3/4/19 through 3/7/19

Mar 4, 2019

8 p.m. performances 2/25/19 through 2/28/19

Feb 25, 2019

8 p.m. performances 2/18/19 through 2/21/19

Feb 18, 2019

Red Jacket Jamboree returns to IPR for winter episodes

Feb 12, 2019

Four episodes of the Red Jacket Jamboree return to IPR News Radio this winter. Tune in Fridays at 9 p.m. on February 15, February 22, March 1, and March 8. 

Not within IPR's radio signal? You can stream our station live anytime on our website, the free iPhone or Android IPR app, or by using your smart device/speaker.

8 p.m. performances 2/11/19 through 2/14/19

Feb 11, 2019


8 p.m. performances 2/4/19 through 2/7/19

Feb 4, 2019

8 p.m. performances 1/28/19 through 1/31/19

Jan 28, 2019

8 p.m. performances 1/21/19 through 1/24/19

Jan 21, 2019

8 p.m. performances 1/14/19 through 1/17/19

Jan 14, 2019

8 p.m. performances 12/10/18 through 12/13/18

Dec 10, 2018

8 p.m. performances 11/26/18 through 11/29/18

Nov 26, 2018

8 p.m. performances 11/19/18 through 11/22/18

Nov 19, 2018

8 p.m. performances 11/12/18 through 11/15/18

Nov 12, 2018

Today, Stateside speaks with Michigan’s new Governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer to discuss her top priorities when she takes office, the Line 5 pipeline, and her plans to work with the Republican leadership in the state Legislature. Plus, Tunde Olaniran, a Flint native and staple of the Detroit music scene, discusses his new album with us.

8 p.m. performances 11/05/18 through 11/08/18

Nov 5, 2018

8 p.m. performances 10/29/18 through 11/01/18

Oct 29, 2018

8 p.m. performances 10/8/18 through 10/11/18

Oct 5, 2018

Today on Stateside, we hear from a Michigan soybean farmer on how President Trump's escalating trade war with China is projected to affect the state's agriculture producers. Plus, Stateside's education commentator Matinga Ragatz weighs in on the teacher shortage crisis facing Michigan schools. 


For more than 40 years, Mustard's Retreat has been carrying the banner of folk music. The group's newest album Make Your Own Luck is out now. 


You just never know when life has a great big surprise waiting just around the corner for you.

Just when you think it’s time to put your music dream on the shelf and go to dental school, you get a call from producers of NBC's The Voice, asking you to audition for the TV singing competition.