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The Shelley Irwin Show Podcast for 5-24-24

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Michigan tourism, Cars and Coffee, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Ada Farmers Market, the USDA, and Lions and Rabbits.

We talk tourism in Michigan. National Travel and Tourism Week winds down, speaking today with Michigan.org’s Nick Nerbonne, touching on the Pure Michigan campaign, Economic Impact of Tourism, Michigan’s Natural wonders, plus Accessibility Features.

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market hosts the first of three Cars and Coffee GR events starting tomorrow, 10-1. We talk to Kristin Aidif about this unique event featuring 150 vehicles plus an assortment of coffees inside from which to choose.

Registered Dietician with BCBS of Michigan Shanthi Apelo discusses the results of a study reinforcing the evidence that ultra-processed foods are connected to poor health outcomes. These outcomes are particularly related to heart health and mental health. We share best advice to change eating habits.

Don’t miss the Ada Farmers Market opening for the season June 4th. Justin Swan, Director of the Cascade Community Foundation and Haley Stichman with the Market discuss this return of favorite vendors with new fresh goodies to purchase. Details discussed.

USDA launches a new suite of Summer Nutrition Programs to help tackle hunger for 30 million kids. We talk to Cindy Long, Service Admin, about the SUN bucks program.

Lions and Rabbits Center for the Arts is ready for the summer with multiple projects. ED Hannah Berry talks about Underpasses, Treetops, Crosswalks, street parties, and more.

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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