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The Shelley Irwin Show Podcast for 4-9-24

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The Whitecaps home opener, Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, Grand Rapids Opera and Grand Rapids Symphony, the danger of deepfakes, and the Essentially Ellington program

The West Michigan Whitecaps open their home season tonight. 23 players return to the club, tonight’s home opener against the Quad Cities River Bandits at 6:35 pm. We talk to Ben Love, Promotions and Fan Engagement Manager.

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre presents Murder on the Orient Express, boasting all the glamour, intrigue and suspense of Agatha Christie’s celebrated novel. Cast members and Marketing Director Noddea Skidmore discuss the April 19th opening, plus Pay what you want Wednesday’s and more.

Opera GR partners up with the Grand Rapids Symphony. The performances of La Boheme take place on April 19 and 20, Symphony Music Director Marcelo Lehninger and ED of the Opera Emilee Syrewicz talk about the collaboration and show.

There is a growing challenge local communities are facing that threatens the safety and well being of our children and families, the emergence of deepfake technology. Shannon Brunink, Head of the School for Black River Public School, joins in to discuss on behalf of the Ottawa Area ISD Districts.

This May, the Byron Center High School once again heads to NYC for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 29th annual Essentially Ellington program. Band Director Marc Townley talks about this year’s competition.

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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