Jack Boyd

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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Petoskey News-Review

Petoskey might make it easier to park a food truck in town.

Right now, food truck owners have to seek temporary permits to operate on private land in the city or as part of a public event.

Food truck owner Aaron Marx says the policy is confusing and doesn’t reflect the city’s culture.


The state of Michigan is imposing some new conditions on the operation of a controversial oil and gas pipeline. The actions include replacing a portion of Enbridge’s Line 5 that runs beneath the St. Clair River. 

The new line will be in a tunnel beneath the riverbed. The state will also look at doing the same thing with the portion of the line that runs beneath the Straits of Mackinac. 

Welcome to Day Two of Doggie Week on IPR's Kids Commute - classical music for kids!

This week we're hearing music written in appreciation of Man's Fuzzy-Faced Best Friend: the dog!

Today, we'll hear, "Minimal Donkey," from the Dog Toy Suite by American composer Laurel Zucker.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 (Ep. 56)
Dog Toy Suite: Minimal Donkey
Laurel Zucker

Here's today's Kids Commute:

Richard Termine/Metropolitan Opera

Verdi’s Requiem, performed on stage at the Met for the first time since 2008, conducted by Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine. Levine will lead the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, along with Bulgarian soprano Krassimira Stoyanova, Russian mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Semenchuk, Latvian tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko, and Italian bass Ferruccio Furlanetto.

Listen LIVE on Classical IPR on Saturday, December 2 at 1pm ET.

Peter Smith

Interlochen Public Radio, the University Musical Society and the New York Philharmonic presented a  live program from Hill Auditorium on November 19th. 

Every once in awhile we arrive at a week of celestial superlatives, and this week that straddles the end of November and beginning of December is just such a one. Mercury has recently moved as far away from the Sun it can get, just as the star that marks the Bull’s Eye comes to opposition, and the Moon comes to Full Phase closer to the Earth than any other Full Moon of 2017. What can we make of such a configuration?

Happy Monday! Welcome to Doggie Week on Kids Commute. This week we'll hear music written in appreciation of Man's Four-Legged Furry Best Friend.

Today, we'll hear some music by American composer George Gershwin, for the 1937 Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movie, "Shall We Dance?"

Monday, November 27, 2017 (Ep. 55)
SHALL WE DANCE? Promenade/Walking the Dog
George Gershwin

Here's today's Kids Commute:

It is an important moment in the life of a symphony orchestra when a new conductor is selected — not just to lead the orchestra, but to create the programs, hire the artists and more. In short, to be the music director.

In Washington, D.C., the choice was made with astonishing harmony.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Thanks to listeners in Beulah, Petoskey, Bear Lake, Traverse City, Midland and many other places for your requests this week.

1. Johann Melchior Molter, Concerto Pastorale; Angele Dubeau/La Pieta

2. Alexander Borodin, Polovetsian Dances from Prince Igor; Andrew Davis/Toronto Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

3. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, March from the Nutcracker; Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic

4. Cesar Franck, The Accursed Hunter; Eiji Oue/Minnesota Orchestra

John Adams might be called the "documentarian" among American composers. His works have traced the birth of the atomic bomb, President Nixon's trip to China and the 9-11 attacks. Now, Adams turns to the California Gold Rush.


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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