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The Shelley Irwin Show Podcast for 7-10-24

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EQPD, Mental Health First Aid Training, the Beer City Open, By Leaps & Bounds, and Indie Month.

Amirah Vosburgh, CEO of EQPD, the high impact tutoring nonprofit recently spun out of the GV NextEd Co Lab, discusses what high-impact tutoring is, how it works and why it matters. Michigan’s education system ranks 42nd across the country, tutoring a necessary conversation.

Grand Rapids Police and Hope Network partner up today for Mental Health First Aid Training. We talk to Kasie Pickart, Behavioral Health Grants Project Director at Hope, about this day tailored for those involved in roles in and beyond Law Enforcement.

The Beer City Open is this weekend. Ryan DeVos, GR Native and owner of the Major League Pickleball Team The Orlando Squeeze is in town, discussing the power of Pickleball and this important tournament.

First passed in 2018, and up for renewal on August 6, the Ready by Five Early Childhood Millage was approved to provide supports and increased access to evidence-based early childhood programs and services that improve health, school readiness and well-being for children and families in Kent County. Administered by First Steps Kent in partnership with parents, service providers, advocates and other stakeholders, over the past six years, Ready by 5 has impacted young children and expectant parents from every zip code in Kent County. Joining us to talk about the Ready by Five Millage are Jennifer Headley-Nordman, President of First Steps Kent, and John Helmholdt, President of Seyferth PR. For more information on Kent County's Ready by 5 Early Childhood Millage, visit: https://www.firststepskent.org/millage or https://yesreadyby5.com/

July is Indie month, guests from People First talk about the celebration of what makes local businesses unique, encouraging consumers to enter a Staycation Giveaway through Bingo. CityFlatsHotel Hailey Junod-Kelly and People First’s Victoria Munro talk about the initiative.

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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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