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The Shelley Irwin Show for 2-23-24

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Wedgwood's State of the Child, healthcare for the unhoused at Catherine Health Center, Black History Month at Gilda’s Club, Saugatuck Brewing, MiCareerQuest, and the 36th annual Jazz Brunch.

Wedgwood’s State of the Child happens today, keynote speaker Ross Szabo joins in to talk about his presentation. Award Winning Mental Health Speaker Szabo will add to the day that will feature conversations with local teens, community experts and breakout sessions addressing the most demanding challenges facing kids today.

The topic for discussion is unhoused healthcare initiatives, guests including Catherine Health Center’s Clinical Director Mark Contreras and Development Director Ally Stephens. Conversation will be expanded to the work of the center and the needs from the community.

Gilda’s Club of Grand Rapids welcomes community members to gather tomorrow to celebrate Black History Month with an open house called Black Love. Dr. Lametria Eaddy will talk about the importance of the event and of Gilda’s Club Resources for the African American community in West Michigan.

Saugatuck Brewing Company introduces a new Variety Pack shining a spotlight on Michigan’s most cherished fruits, a journey through the orchards of West Michigan, a U Pick experience. CEO of SBC John Miller talks about why the expansion, catering to West Michigan customers.

Nearly 9000 students come together next month to engage in interactive experiences in high demand career opportunities at MiCareerQuest. We talk to Chad Patton, Director of Development and Innovation West Michigan Works! about the day and deadline to register.

We discuss an important fundraiser happening tomorrow. The 36th annual Jazz Brunch is a signature event for the Grand Rapids Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, Carla Trammel and Mia Guthridge talk about the event’s importance to raise funds for Scholarships for the young.

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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