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The Shelley Irwin Show Podcast for 4-4-24

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We Matter Now, healthy cognitive aging, 36th annual Fair Housing Workshop, Ride United 2024, and the Grand Valley Metropolitan Council

We Matter Now is accepting registrations for the 3rd annual conference with the theme Welcome to the Table. The April 20th event brings together Young Money Finances and Better Wiser Stronger, the goal to gather “at potential” boys in eighth grade through 11th to get involved in engaging sessions, inspiring speakers and connecting with peers and Mentors. Dondrea Brown talks about the prior successes and details.

What is healthy cognitive aging? Neurologist Dr. Madhav Thambisetty with the McKnight Brain Research Foundation talks about this natural part of life, growing evidence that lifestyle modifications may help protect brain health.

The 36th annual Fair Housing Workshop happens on the 18th, workshops will feature ensuring welcoming equitable communities, the Redress movement and the State of the American Dream. Liz Keegan with the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan talks about registration, deadlines and more.

Ride United 2024 is now a 2 day event, this annual 100 mile century ride and community ride event on the Lake Michigan Lakeshore. We talk to United Way of the Lakeshore’s Christine Rober, Ron Suszek with the Muskegon Area District Library give specifics, including a Keynote the Friday night before.

Grand Valley Metropolitan Council hosts 2 open houses and a virtual public meeting to present the draft of the 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan. The work includes transportation projects and investment priorities for the next 26 years. Andrea Faber with comments.

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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.