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The Shelley Irwin Show Podcast for 7-8-24

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Start Garden, The Haters, the Grand Rapids Police Foundation, and Korean Connection.

Michigan based tech entrepreneurs from Start Garden are semi finalists for the Pharell Williams' Black Ambition Prize, each a previous winner of Start Garden's The 100 event. We talk about this and today's deadline for this year's 100 with co-director Paul Moore.

The Haters is a novel with the tag line, "you never know who's out there", written by Robyn Harding and based loosely on her own receival of a disturbing message from an unknown sender in the editorial world. We discuss this and the topic of online harassment.

The Grand Rapids Police Foundation offers a fundraising arm for the GRPD, Development Director Shari Glass talks about the year round events offered, including a fall golf outing. Formed in 2016, the Foundation was established to assist in the community outreach.

Korean Connection’s next big event is the Korean Tea Experience, including 2 Korean dances, and a ceremony, with translated readings of ancient Korean poetry. We discuss this July 23 event with Connie Busser and Dr. Ian Haight.

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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