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The Shelley Irwin Show Podcast for 6-25-24

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Grand Rapids is named among the best towns to visit, the Michigan Manufacturer Association, the American Red Cross, Vanishing Act, and the Grand River Makers Space.

CNN names Grand Rapids as one of America’s best towns to visit in 2024. Experience GR’s Kate Lieto talks about the inaugural list that spotlights 10 American destinations deserved of traveler attention.

Through the Michigan Manufacturer Association Workforce Collaborative Network framework, schools, manufacturers and community based organizations are coming together to make Michigan’s future. ED of Workforce Solutions Bill Rayl talks about the talent crisis and insights.

The American Red Cross reminds West Michigan to be water smart. We talk to Connie Harvey, Director of Aquatics and Centennial Programs specifically about Pool Safety tips and the tie to the Salvation Army Kroc Center.

Vanishing Act shares the enduring mystery behind the legendary Doolittle Raid over Tokyo, written by Dan Hampton, reminding us of the 80 year old mystery where an eighth plane did not follow the others. Historian Dan Hampton gives details.

The Grand River Makers Space looks for a start up in GR. Lysie Taylor joins in to talk about the popularity of being a Maker and the need for West Michigan expansion.

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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