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The Shelley Irwin Show Podcast for 3-25-24

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The Frey Foundation, National Caffeine Awareness Month, Creativity Unleashed, the Red Cross, and the Michigan Educator Workshop Initiative

The Frey Foundation celebrates 50 years. We talk with Board Chair Tripp Frey and Holly Johnson, President, about one of the region’s most celebrated family foundations, widely known for its place based initiatives.

National Caffeine Awareness Month is this month of March, almost one third of teens say they regularly consume energy drinks. Is this problematic? Dr. James Grant, Chief Medical Officer with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan shares answers and why the need to avoid.

We discuss creativity with author and entrepreneur Jonathan Fanning, his book Creativity Unleashed. 5 habits of World Class Innovators will present a unique perspective on what it takes to cultivate creativity and drive innovation.

2024 has a potential for extreme disasters across the U.S. We talk to guests from American Red Cross about this reality, as well as best ways to prepare for poor weather conditions predicted for Michigan. VP of ARC disaster programs, Jennifer Pipa share details.

New Partnerships team up to bolster the early childhood talent pipeline across the state of Michigan. We talk to Jack Elsey, founder of the Michigan Educator Workshop Initiative, to share insights into the partnerships being formed and provides more info on the steps MEWI is taking in response to the Governors PreK for all.

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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