AS PROMISED, HERE ARE SOME INTERVIEW UPDATES FOR THE BLOG.

MARQUETTE MAYOR JOHN KIVELA.

MARQUETTE MAYOR JOHN KIVELA.

MARQUETTE MAYOR JOHN KIVELA.

Marquette Mayor John Kivela joined us earlier this week to give us an update about the surprise announcement of the retirement of Marquette City Manager Judy Akkala as well as several other matters currently under consideration aby the city commission.  To listen to Mayor Kivela’s interview, please click “HERE“.  To connect with the City of Marquette’s officials website, please click “HERE“.  Stay tuned to Mark & Walt in the Morning, as we are going to have regular updates from Mayor Kivela on goings on in the City of Marquette and with the Marquette City Commission.

GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT UPDATE.

GLCYD's ANN GONYEA.

GLCYD's ANN GONYEA.

Ann Gonyea, Media Co-ordinator with the Great Lakes Center for Youth Development, joined us recently for an update on agency programs as well as recent grant awards that have allowed their agency to reach out to non-profits around the Upper Peninsula to assist them in increasing their power and scope as well their effectiveness.  For more about the programs and services provided by the Great Lakes Center for Youth Development, please go to their website by clicking “HERE“.  To listen to the interview with Ann, please click “HERE“.

SO HERE IT IS…GOOD OL’ HUMP DAY!

HMMMMMPH!  I'M A CAMEL!

HUMMMMMPH! I'M A CAMEL!

Oh Yes!  Hump Day!  The sly vernacular name for a typical Wednesday.  Since the name usually carries a connotation of a tounge-in-cheek reference to something other than a Wednesday, I thought I’d class the joint up a little bit.  Yeah, I know that’s a bit of a reach for some of you to grasp, but I thought I’d give it a try.  The general idea is that if it’s Hump Day, why not show something with humps!  SO…here you go!  It’s a camel.  But not just any old camel.  Oh no! it’s a camel as portrayed by the artistic icon, Pablo Picasso!  How ’bout that!  A cultural Hump Day!  Who’da thunk it?

SURVEY SAYS:  MARQUETTE & ALGER COUNTY YOUTH ARE DOING BETTER!!

SMILIN' ANN GONYEA!

SMILIN' ANN GONYEA!

Thanks to Ann Gonyea with the Great Lakes Center for Youth Development for stopping in to let us know about the latest statistics that have been gathered as part of the Survey of Youth Development Assets in Marquette and Alger County.  They show a continued upward trend in youth attitudes about 40 key developmental assets in the two counties.  To listen to Ann’s interview, click “HERE“.   For more about the survey and the GLCYD, click “HERE“.

HAPPY HUMP DAY!

See you all tomorrow, then!

-Walt