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The Shelley Irwin Show Podcast for 5-13-24

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National Salvation Army Week, Better Sleep Month, Armed Forces Day, Circle Theatre, and Michigan Dark Skies.

This is National Salvation Army Week, celebrating 140 years. An open house is planned next weekend with music and more. Grand Valley Area Commander Major Tim Meyer discuss the history and services highlighted.

How did you sleep last night? May is Better Sleep Month, Dr. Amy McKenzie, Associate Chief Medical Officer BCBS of Michigan talks about sleep disparities, common sleep disorders, and improving sleep quality.

This weekend is Armed Forced Day and an opportunity to support Veterans and get healthy are combined Sunday. The annual Armed Services Marathon and more happens in Grand Haven, Race Directors Jon Conkling and Ron Knoll, and Adelaide Pointe’s Emily Leestma discuss their partnership and more.

Circle Theatre opens its season this week with Tick, Tick…Boom! The story of a composer and the sacrifices he made to achieve his big break in theatre. Director Chris Grooms and Actor Josh Dixon talk about the story line, show run and the season of Circle.

A unique conversation happens this Thursday when it comes to Light Pollution. The Grand Rapids Public Museum welcomes Dr. Sally Oey, Professor of Astronomy at the University of Michigan, and chair of Michigan Dark Skies, who will present how best to constrain light pollution.

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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