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The Shelley Irwin Show Podcast for 5-23-24

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A career exploration workshop, the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of Michigan, The House on Cherry Street, Friends with Disabilities, the Athena Awards nominations.

The roving mic takes you to an in-person career exploration workshop for rising 9-12th grade girls in Michigan, focused upon Sustainability. Girls discovered how STEM shapes the future and learned from professional women making a difference.

This weekend kicks off June Awareness Month for the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of Michigan. We talk to Esther Land and Rhonda Wentworth about MG, the foundation, and current treatment options. Saturday’s activities include a fun run and fundraising gathering at Cascade Park.

Local author Avonlea Krueger writes the book The House on Cherry Street, a story giving an accurately researched picture of Grand Rapids at the eve of World War II. Avonlea’s writing style incorporates a dual timeline, 73 years apart. We talk about the process and story line.

The organization Friends with Disabilities is a program designed to end isolation and give people with physical disabilities and more fruit for live. The org has expanded its Kalamazoo roots to Grand Rapids, ED Paul Mayfield shares his passion and platform.

Athena nominations are open. This long standing Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce Award Recognition is accepting names for the Fall Awards presentation, guests from the Athena Committee Share the necessary credentials and why this is an important annual recognition.

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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