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Cases of chronic wasting disease triple in Michigan deer

Cases of chronic wasting disease have been slowly increasing among deer in Michigan. Before hunting season this fall, there were nine cases of the disease. Now that number has risen to 30 suspected cases.

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Thank you to listeners in Lake Leelanau, Petoskey, Suttons Bay, Levering, Good Harbor Bay and many other places for your requests this week.

1. Harold Arlen, Get Happy; Jenny Lin

2. Hildegard von Bingen, O quam magnum miraculum est; Nonsuch Singers

3. Leonard Bernstein, West Side Story Suite; Orchestra of the Americas

4. Giuseppe Verdi, Libera me from the Requiem; Sir Georg Solti/Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus/Leontyne Price

5. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto, third movement; JoAnn Falletta/Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra/Chloe Hanslip

Jim Nabors, the comic actor best known for his years playing Gomer Pyle, one of TV's most lovable goofs, has died at the age of 87. Nabors' husband, Stan Cadwallader, confirmed to The Associated Press that the actor and singer died at home in Honolulu.

The Northern LOWER Brass Quartet played some holiday tunes in Studio A in advance of the upcoming TubaChristmas/Encore Winds Event coming up Saturday, December 2 at 3pm at the First Congregational Church in Traverse City.

The Northern LOWER Brass Quartet are:

Jerry Young (tuba)
Tim Wilson (tuba)
Karen Hall (euphonium)
Rick Sunier (euphonium)

Happy Friday! Welcome to the last day of Doggie Week on IPR's Kids Commute - classical music for kids!

All week, we've been hearing work inspired by our four-legged furry friends.

Today, we'll hear music from a movie about the most famous animal star of all time - Rin Tin Tin!

Friday, December 1, 2017 (Ep. 59)
Finding Rin Tin Tin
Stephen Edwards

Here's today's Kids Commute:

Rufus Snoddy says being apart of Art Miami is one of the biggest opportunities in his career.
Dan Wanschura

Next week, Traverse City artist Rufus Snoddy goes to the Super Bowl of the modern art world.

“This is one of the best opportunities I’ve had in my life,” he says.

Rufus is a part of Miami Art Week. It brings galleries and high-end collectors from all over the world to south Florida.

Caitlin Whyte

As winter nears, Lake Ontario is still much higher than normal. And residents are shoring up walls of sandbags for protection against high waves.

Elizabeth Miller-ideastream

A new report from the International Joint Commission, a bi-national agency, says the Great Lakes restoration continues to progress -- but not quickly enough.

The commission makes several recommendations to the U.S. and Canada, as part of a review of a 2012 water quality agreement.

Among them is evaluating farm practices aimed at reducing pollution –- especially the fertilizer runoff that feeds algae blooms in Lake Erie. 

Welcome to Day Four of Doggie Week on IPR's Kids Commute - classical music for kids! This week, we're hearing music inspired by Man's (and Composer's) Four-Legged Best Friend.

Today, we'll hear an odd, funny piece by American composer George Crumb. Crumb wrote a suite of music for guitar called, "Mundus Canis," (Dog's World) about some of the Crumb family dogs.  Yoda, the dog for whom our music was written, was...kind of a troublemaker.

Thursday, November 30, 2017 (Ep. 58)
Mundus Canis: Yoda
George Crumb

Here's today's Kids Commute:

National Writers Series: An evening with Doug Stanton

Nov 30, 2017

Author Doug Stanton says we need to start talking honestly about Vietnam. National Writers Series co-founder Doug Stanton is the author of two bestselling nonfiction books, “In Harm’s Way,” about the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, and “Horse Soldiers,” about a U.S. Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11.

Kids Commute Ep. 57 - Doggie Week! Frederic Chopin's, "Little Dog Waltz." Interlochen Public Radio - classical music for kids@
Frederic Chopin, 1873

Welcome to Day Three of Doggie Week on Kids Commute - classical music for kids!

This week we're hearing music inspired by the four-legged friends of various composers.

Today, we'll hear what's commonly known as the, "Minute Waltz," - which is actually called, the, "Little Dog Waltz!"

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 (Ep. 57)
The Little Dog Waltz (Minute Waltz)
Frederic Chopin

Here's today's Kids Commute:


Schedule of Holiday Programs

Live from the Metropolitan Opera

The Magic Flute

Saturday, December 9, 2017 1pm

Gradual Clearing: Weather Reports from the Heart

IPR Essayist Karen Anderson has a new collection of 120 essays in an illustrated edition. Available now in bookstores and on Amazon.

Classical IPR Featured New Release

Max Richter Portrait

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