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Election 2014
4:56 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Peters asks Obama for answers on Iraq, defends health care law on Michigan Calling

Rick Pluta (left) talks with Congressman Gary Peters.

In a wide-ranging interview on Friday, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Gary Peters said he does not support sending ground troops to Iraq.

The militant group calling itself the Islamic State has taken control of large sections of Iraq. But the Michigan congressman says he’s not interested in sending troops back into the country to fight the group.

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Classical Playlists
1:02 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

PLAY NOW: Dinner with that Nice Couple from the Office

PLAY NOW! Dinner With That Nice Couple From the Office

Making some new acquaintances, and still in that getting-to-know-you phase?  Perhaps you're having some delightful people over but don't know yet if they'd dig your massive collection of rare acid jazz. We've found some eclectic, fun, modern-ish tunes to hang out in the background and be friendly, without hampering your scintillating dinner conversation (but if the socializing's not going so well, you can always talk about the music!).

DINNER WITH THAT NICE COUPLE FROM THE OFFICE

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Michigan Healthcare
11:09 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Retiring CEO champions Mercy Hospital Cadillac's sale to Munson

Mercy Cadillac CEO John MacLeod agreed to lead the transition to Munson before retiring this year. He is pictured with Shannon Smith, who is his marketing manager.
Credit Linda Stephan

Two northern Michigan hospitals now owned by a national health system could soon be the property of Munson Healthcare in Traverse City. A deal for Mercy Grayling and Mercy Cadillac is expected in September.

Going local is just the opposite of what we’ve seen in Petoskey, Cheboygan and Ludington. All joined major hospital systems in recent years, in part for the stability and access to capital those big players can provide.

In Cadillac no one seems very worried about bucking the trend. That’s at least in part due to the efforts of one man. The outgoing CEO of Mercy Cadillac is leading the transition into Munson as his final legacy before retirement.

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Radio Collage
8:00 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Interlochen Arts Camp hits the stage: Collage & more!

Artists paint while singers entertain the crowd at the 2014 Collage performance

  This edition of Radio Collage features excerpts from the 2014 Interlochen Arts Camp "Collage" show, along with performances recorded at a few of the other concerts that take place during the Camp.  There's music by Mendelssohn, Duke Ellington and Brahms, a bit of Shakespeare, and original works by students from the Singer/Songwriter and Creative Writing programs.

Radio Collage - August 2014 - Interlochen Arts Camp hits the stage: Collage & more!

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Dark Sky Park
11:38 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Zubenelgenubi

Credit August 2014 evening sky excerpted from Michigan State University Abrams Planetarium Sky Calendar, info available here: http://www.pa.msu.edu/abrams/skycalendar/

Hello, this is Mary Stewart Adams with “The Storyteller’s Guide to the Night Sky”. 

This week looking southwest an hour after sunset, the planets Mars and Saturn can be seen near the brightest, or ‘alpha’ star in the constellation Libra, the scales. This star’s name is “Zubenelgenubi”, from the Arabic, and it means the “southern tray of the scales”.  

With Mars and Saturn in the region of the southern scale, we can imagine that the two planets are literally ‘hanging in the balance’ this week. 

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