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The Shelley Irwin Show Podcast for 3-29-24

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131 road closures, parkinson's research, Mackinac Island, the Getty Drive In, and B Corp Month.

Road closures begin this weekend, specifically the closing of 131 North. We review the specifics and prepare the listener for the good, bad and ugly, focusing upon the good and ultimate outcome. MDOT’s John Richard joins in with the details.

Researchers join in studio, recently Asian faculty researchers’ work was highlighted with includes a wide breadth of Asian disciplinary expertise. Professor Kin Ma and Professor Sok Kean Khoo to discuss this research niche, including research on Parkinson’s Disease and how exercise can slow down it’s effects.

Mackinac Island is preparing for its 2024 season. We talk to Stephanie Castleline about the showcase of newly imagined properties and attractions, celebrated cherished events and refurbished spaces. Not to mention the horses, fudge and the Grand Hotel.

The Getty Drive In, in Muskegon, opens tonight, Friday. Emily Loeks talks about the 2024 season, including double features of new movies and 5 dollar classic movies, the opening classic is Twister.

Winding down March as Women’s History Month, its also B Corp Business Month. Swift Printing’s Jessica Slaydon and “Dad” Walt Gutowski Jr. discuss how to become a B Corp and why. Plus, as President of the company, Jen shares what are the future goals and involvement in the community.

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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