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To an outsider, Grand Traverse County is a picture of success. New homes and businesses are popping up all over Michigan’s third-fastest growing county, and property values are on the rise. But insiders describe a county government in chaos.

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Next month, students from hundreds of schools across the country will walk out of classes for 17 minutes, protesting gun violence in schools. This comes in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida where 17 people died.

A high school freshman came to the state Capitol Tuesday to advocate on behalf of sexual assault legislation.

Gianna Duva goes to Brighton High School. She was sexually assaulted by a fellow student off school grounds. Duva and her mother unsuccessfully petitioned the school board when they found out her assailant would be allowed to return to school with her after he finished his sentence. So they went to the Legislature.

Low-income, rural areas are the most vulnerable to drinking water quality violations that could affect people’s health, according to a new nationwide study.

Costume design for Prince Ivan, 1931. Interlochen Public Radio - classical music for kids!
Ivan Bilibin

Welcome to Day Three of FIREBIRD WEEK on IPR's Kids Commute!

This week, we're listening to Igor Stravinsky's ballet combining two Russian fairy tales - the terrible Koschei the Deathless, and the magical Firebird, with wings of flame.

Today, in Part Three - Prince Ivan is in trouble! Koschei and his Guardian Monsters discover him in the garden and are on their way to capture him!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 (Ep. 107)
FIREBIRD: Guardian Monsters and Capture of Prince Ivan
Igor Stravinsky

Here's today's Kids Commute:


George Li is a young pianist on the rise. At age 10, he gave his first public concert and at 15, he won a silver medal at the revered Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Li recently released his debut album on a major label and has been fielding offers, performing with some of the world's great orchestras.

Matthew Holler

Sybarite5 is one of the most innovative chamber ensembles active today. They are champions of new music by young American composers, and their programming choices are as eclectic as they are surprising.

 

Consumers Energy plans to become more environmentally friendly – while keeping customer bills stable.

The company rolled out its “Clean Energy Breakthrough Goal” Monday. It plans to reduce its carbon emissions by 80 percent and use zero coal by 2040. The company also plans to have more than 40 percent of its energy come from renewable sources and energy storage by that same deadline.

“In the past, people believed that we had to choose between affordable and clean energy,” said Consumers Energy CEO Patti Poppe. “We don’t subscribe to that sucker’s choice.”

Valentina Blinova as The Firebird, 1936, Sydney, Australia. Interlochen Public Radio - classical music for kids!
State Library New South Wales

Welcome to Day Two of FIREBIRD WEEK on IPR's Kids Commute!

This week, we're listening to Igor Stravinsky's fairy tale ballet that combines two myths: Koschei the Deathless and the mythical Firebird.

Today, in Part Two, we meet thirteen princesses who are also Koschei's captives. Prince Ivan watches them play a game with golden apples (check out the video after the jump!).

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 (Ep. 106)
THE FIREBIRD: Game of the Golden Apples
Igor Stravinsky

Here's today's Kids Commute:


Cheyna Roth

A group of state lawmakers is proposing to end public elections for university boards in Michigan and to give that power entirely to the governor. 

The people who govern Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University are elected by the public. The state’s 12 other public universities have board members that are appointed by the governor. 

 


Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Puccini’s La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history. The acclaimed stars are soprano Sonya Yoncheva, who plays the fragile Mimì, and tenor Michael Fabiano, who sings the role of the poet Rodolfo. They are joined by soprano Susanna Phillips as the coquettish Musetta, with baritone Lucas Meachem as her lover Marcello. Marco Armiliato conducts the performance.

Listen LIVE on Classical IPR on Saturday, February 24 at 1:00pm ET.

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