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Samantha Collins.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A special fund raising event is coming up very soon at Marquette Mountain Ski Hill in Marquette, MI.

The Northern Michigan University chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America is presenting the 5th Annual Jam for Love Ski and Snowboard Competition.  The event will take place on Saturday, February 4th, with pre-registration at 5:30 pm, and the event will start at 7 pm.

Brian Price and Samantha Collins stopped in at the SUNNY studios recently to talk with Mark Evans and preview the event and chat about where the proceeds are going.

Brian Price.

To listen to the interview with Brian and Samantha, please click on the audio link below:

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WEATHER-RELATED CLOSINGS FOR 1/23/12.

NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Classes canceled.   Will advise on evening classes later today.

BAY COLLEGE – Escanaba & Iron Mountain campuses both closed.

Marquette Area Public Schools

Northstar Academy

Polaris Middle School

Father Marquette

Ishpeming Schools

Negaunee Public Schools

NICE Community Schools

Gwinn Community Schools

Powell Township Schools

Marquette-Alger RESA

Redeemer Lutheran Preschool

Crossroads Christian Academy

Christ The King Preschool

AuTrain-Onota Schools

Munising Headstart

Munising Good Shepherd ECC

Munising Baptist

Superior Central Schools

Mid-Peninsula Schools

Gladstone Public Schools

Rapid River Schools

Escanaba Schools

Hannahville Schools

North Dickinson Schools

Iron Mountain Area Schools

Norway-Vulcan Schools

Breitung Township Schools

Carney-Nadeau Schools

 

 

Mark & Walt wish you a Merry Christmas!

For this Christmas, Mark & Walt in the Morning present you with a Holiday treat.

Merry Christmas from us to you, and we hope you enjoy!

Have a safe and enjoyable Christmas and a great Holiday Season!

– M & W

 

“Yes Virginia…there IS a Santa Claus!”

Dr. James Panowski.

A long time friend of the show, Dr. James Panowski, now retired from the Northern Michigan University Theater Department and the Forest Roberts Theater, contacted us a couple of weeks back with a special idea for Christmas.

He thought it would be a good idea to have him come to the studios and read the editorial from the New York Sun newspaper from 1897 that coined the phrase, “Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus,” that we still use to this day.

So we agreed and without further ado, here’s Dr. P spreading some Christmas Cheer!  Please click on the link below to have a listen:

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NMU Theater student Taylor Kulju.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)– Some fun and interesting theater productions and events are underway this week in the Marquette area.

On campus at Northern Michigan University, the 10-minute Play Festival is underway at the James Panowski Black Box Theater in the McClintock building.

Taylor Kulju, a theater student at NMU joined Mark and Walt in the Morning recently to discuss the festival and what it is all about.  She discussed where the idea came from and also how she feels taking part in the event has made her a better theater performer and director.

To listen to Taylor’s interview, please click on the link below:

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Dave Hansen and Jeff Spencer with Vertigo.

Also on stage in the Marquette area is a unique production of the Holiday Classic, “A Christmas Carol”.  This production is being mounted by the Vertigo Theater Company at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette and tells the familiar story of Scrooge, but in a slightly unorthodox way.

Jeff Spencer and Dave Hansen, cast members, joined Walt Lindala this week to explain how the show is different from some adaptations and is a sparse production with only a handful of actors.

To listen to the interview with Jeff and Dave, please click on the link below:

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Anthology Coordinator Grace Chaillier.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)–  “Voice on the Water: Great Lakes Native America Now” is a new anthology of creative works representing the contemporary American Indian experience in Michigan featuring poetry, short stories, essays, photographs and artwork.

Project Co-ordinator Grace Chaillier joined SUNNY 101.9’s Mark and Walt in the Morning today to discuss the anthology and it’s planned release this week.

A public reading will be held at N-M-U this Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Jamrich Hall room 105.  The free event is open to the public and will showcase contributors and celebrate the book’s launch.

“Voice on the Water” is a collaboration of NMU’s Center for Native American Studies and the NMU Press and was made possible by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council.

To listen to the interview with Grace, please click on the link below:

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For more about the anthology and the NMU Center for Native American Studies, please click “HERE“.

NMU Archivist Marcus Robyns.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)– A special evening is planned for this Thursday at the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives on campus in Marquette.

Archivist Marcus Robyns joined Mark and Walt in the Morning today to discuss the evening, which is intended to teach those attending about family history.  How to research it, keep it and learn from it.

The event is scheduled for 7-pm at the Archives in the Learning Resources Center on campus and is open to the public.

To listen to excerpts from this morning’s interview, please click the link below:

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For more about the archives, please click “HERE“.

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CNAS Director April Lindala.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Thanks to the very tolerant and understanding April Lindala (an all-around great gal) for joining us as we were on the road this morning at the Huron Mountain Bakery in Marquette.

April, the Director of the Center for Native American Studies at NMU, joined the show to discuss the 11-th annual First Nations Food Taster this Friday at 5-pm at the Jacobetti Center at NMU.  This annual feast features traditional and contemporary Native American dishes with ingredients like venison, turkey, moose, wild rice, and of course, frybread.

To listen to the interview with April, and find out more about the Food Taster, please click the link below:

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To visit the website for the Center for Native American Studies at Northern Michigan University, please click “HERE“.

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April Lindala, Director, NMU CNAS & Julie Cajune, Exec. Director, CAIPAR

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Center for Native American Studies at Northern Michigan University is presenting an evening of Native American performing arts this week on campus.

“Remembering the Songs” is the title of a film that is being shown this Wednesday in Room 102 of Jamrich Hall on campus.  The free showing starts at 7:30pm.  The film will be followed by a series of Native musicians, poets and writers sharing their work.

The film and the presentations are part of the “Crossing Borders with HeartLines” project and features visiting performers with the Center for American Indian Policy and Applied Research at the Salish Kootenai College in Pablo, Montana.

April Lindala, the Director of the Center for Native American Studies at NMU, and Julie Cajune, Executive Director of the CAIPAR, joined SUNNY 101.9’s Mark Evans this morning to discuss the evening and what folks attending can expect.

To listen to the complete interview please click below:

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For more about the Center for Native American Studies at Northern Michigan University, please click “HERE” to visit their website.

Jack Kresnak

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Great Lakes Center for Youth Development is holding their 7-th annual Upper Peninsula Non-Profit Conference tomorrow at Northern Michigan University.

The event’s keynote speaker is Jack Kresnak, the CEO of Michigan’s Children, an advocacy group for youth people in the state.  Kresnak was a reporter for 38 years with the Detroit Free Press, covering youth issues since the late ’80’s.

Kresnak chatted with SUNNY 101.9’s Walt Lindala recently about the why he is so passionate about youth issues in the state and what message he is bringing to the conference.

To listen to the interview, please click below:

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For more about the GLCYD, click “HERE” to visit their website.

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NMU CNAS Dir. April Lindala

MARQUETTE, MI – Great Lakes Radio News – The Center for Native American Studies at Northern Michigan University is presenting the 15-th Annual Upper Peninsula Indian Education Summit later this month.  The conference is being held on Friday, September 30th on campus at NMU.

NMU CNAS Director April Lindala joined SUNNY 101.9′ s Mark and Walt in the Morning today to discuss the conference and to encourage listeners to register and take part.  She outlined the event schedule as well as the topics being covered in the seminars and workshops.

To listen to the interview and hear more about the U.P. Indian Education Conference, please click below:

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To visit the Center for Native American Studies website, please click “HERE“.