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The Shelley Irwin Show Podcast for 5-3-24

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Tulip Time, Michigan Mandolin Orchestra, Paws with a Cause, Ford, and Weird But True U.S. Government.

The Tulip Time Festival begins its 2024 show. We talk to director Gwen Auwerda about the parades, gardens, special events and more. The theme, Bikes and Blooms.

Catch the work of the Michigan Mandolin Orchestra tonight, the spring concert in Rockford, great “mandolin” music to be heard. Brian Oberlin shares the details, including Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings and Barber’s Adagio for Strings.

New and expecting parents are invited to MSA Woodland for a unique event aimed at connecting resources essential for a healthy and happy birth and postpartum experience. 9in/9out’s cofounder Jackie Cook explains the importance of Sunday’s event to engage, learn, connect and score swag.

Paws with a Cause invites the community to Embrace the Journey, a capital campaign now in its final mile for facility improvements. The TSIS Roving mic was on site for the announcement, a key next step in the training for assistance dogs for the region and country.

Ford Volunteer Corps strengthen the community. We talk Xene Otting, Ford Volunteer Corps Manager, about the work done during the recent Volunteer Week, focusing upon the pillars of Food Security, Financial Literacy, Disaster Relief and Environmental Sustainability.

Weird But True puts the spotlight the U.S. Government, Historian Michael Burgan sharing this smart, fun way to show young readers how American Government works.

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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