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The Shelley Irwin Show for 3-6-24

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Laughfest, Spring forward for Safety, the Decan Palmer Award, the Grand Rapids Ballet School, and Meals on Wheels.

Laughfest officially kicks off today. Gilda’s Club Wendy Wigger shares all the latest updates, including headliners, cancer survivor shows and what’s in it for the kids. This annual event raises necessary funds to fight cancer in West Michigan.

This weekend spring forward but also make a goal to check for your personal home safety. The campaign Spring Forward for safety, do you know if your vehicle has an open safety recall?
Tanya Topka with the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration explains this Vehicle Safety Recalls Week and why it falls around Daylight Saving Time.

We talk about the condition called Alpha 1 Antitrypson, discussing the need for awareness we talk to LPN/CPT April Snow and her work with the Mark Egly Foundation. Treatment is Augmentation therapy weekly, taking 900 blood donors annually to treat one person. Mark Egly is receiving an award this year at the Amway Grand, The Decan Palmer Award. April and Mark share conversation.

The Grand Rapids Ballet School’s Junior Company presents the charming, family friendly ballet Snow White for 2 weekends. We talk to Attila Mosolygo about the experience and the Snow White’s Tea Party, an add on experience.

Meals on Wheels of Western Michigan presents their annual Community Walk and 5k Run, supporting Local seniors and joining in on the fun with a dose of Sunday exercise. We talk about the March 24th event with ED Lisa Wideman, expanding into a conversation about feeding the senior in West Michigan.

Transcripts are provided upon request.

Shelley Irwin is the host and producer for The Shelley Irwin Show, a news magazine talk-show format on the local NPR affiliate Monday through Friday. The show, broadcast at 9 a.m., features a wide variety of local and national news makers, plus special features.
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