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The Shelley Irwin Show Podcast for 6-10-24

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Michigan Afterschool Partnership, Lori's Voice, Emmanuel Hospice, Cherie Inn, The J.E.D.I. Leader's Playbook, and the Wounded Warrior Project.

The recently concluded Mackinac Policy Conference held a major topic of discussion on after school care. ED of the Michigan Afterschool Partnership Erin Skene-Pratt talks about the fact that more than 750k kids across Michigan are currently on a waiting list for out of school time program and why sustainable investment is essential.

Lori’s Voice founded by Lori Hastings improves minds and encourages hearts, one child at a time. We talk to Lori about the growth of the organization and this weekend’s Lori’s Walk for the Challenged 2024 at the Berlin Speedway.

Fathers day is this Sunday, and many struggle with loss. Emmanuel Hospice’s Merrin Bethel discusses how best to spend the day after experiencing the loss, including a walking group and a caregiver support group.

Cherie Inn celebrates 100 years of service. We talk to Owner Michael Kulczyk about the history and changes along the way to today.

Author/Speaker Omar Harris joins in to discuss his eighth book, The J.E.D.I. Leader’s Playbook offers a comprehensive guide for business leaders to integrate DEI into their corporate strategy. We talk to Mr. Harris.

June is PTSD Awareness Month, the Wounded Warrior Project using art therapy to address PTSD. We talk to Dr. Erin Fletcher about how art therapies and creative expression help vets.

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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