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Classical Music
2:18 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Musical Theatre: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Cast and crew for, "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," at the Old Town Playhouse in Traverse City (L-R, Michelle Perez, Kerr Anderson, Matthew Archibald, Jenna Archibald, David Dennison)

We had a delightful visit from some of the cast and crew of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Old Town Playhouse in Traverse City, brightening up a gray and rainy day in Studio A.  The show opened in early October at the Old Town Playhouse, and runs through October 25th. According to the New York Times, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a high-spirited comedy that, "aims to vault over the lines of good taste." 

The cast, and director Perez, were quite pleased with that description, and recommend the show for audiences over 18, but they were kind enough to bring us material that was left us utterly tickled - and reasonably un-scandalized.

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Election 2014
9:59 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Climate change 'still' a hoax, says Franz

Democrat Tom Stobie (left) and incumbent Republican Ray Franz met in Glen Arbor Thursday evening.
Credit Eric Carlson / Leelanau Enterprise

In 2012, State Representative Ray Franz said he believed global climate change was a “hoax.” When asked about the issue at the same debate Thursday, Franz responded firmly with the word “still" -- and drew some applause in the Glen Arbor Township Hall.

When it was pointed out that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change had been awarded the Nobel Prize for its work on the issue, Franz shot back, saying concern about climate change is a first step toward global governance.

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6:13 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Large clay-filled plume found in East Grand Traverse Bay raises environmental concerns

East Grand Traverse Bay

One of Michigan's greatest natural treasures and most popular tourist destinations is Grand Traverse Bay.

So the appearance of a large plume of what looked like chocolate milk in East Grand Traverse Bay last month set off alarm bells.

It didn't take long to realize the murky plume in the East Bay came from clay-filled silt, which was seeping into the East Bay from a major construction site in Acme Township.

Now the state Department of Environmental Quality says the runoff from the Grand Traverse Town Center site violates various state and federal permits.

And those who love Grand Traverse Bay are deeply concerned.

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Traverse City History Center
10:07 am
Thu October 16, 2014

History Center moving out of Carnegie building

The Traverse City History Center has given the city 30 days notice that it intends to move out of the Carnegie building.
Credit Traverse City Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Traverse City History Center is moving out of the building it has called home for the last 13 years. The center’s board voted Tuesday night to terminate its lease on the Traverse City-owned Carnegie building.

The city had offered $10,000 to keep the center going through the end of the year but the board decided it couldn’t wait that long. The center leaves behind the Con Foster collection, which contains more than 10,000 artifacts owned by the city.

History Center acting Executive Director Maddie Buteyn talked to IPR’s Aaron Selbig about the decision.

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Election 2014
8:52 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Northern Michigan candidate debates and forums

Interlochen Public Radio is co-sponsoring a number of debates over the next week for candidates in Northwest Lower Michigan seeking state and federal office. Candidates for the 101st and 104th State House districts, the 35th and 37th State Senate districts, and Michigan's 1st Congressional District will participate. For information about attending the live events, follow the links below. You can listen online (on this page) within 24 hours and they will also be broadcast at the times indicated on IPR News Radio.

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