Staff vehicles in the lot.

GLR staff vehicles in the parking lot.

A snowy morning today across the wooded plain.  Some nasty band of lake effect snow showers banged across Marquette county overnight and into this morning, making the morning commute for many folks a bit challenging.

Anyway, we move on when it snows and get on with our days.  Today was an interesting with community info and the Birthday of the King.

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Thanks to Ann Gonyea from the Great Lakes Center for Youth Development for stopping by to let us know about a special event coming up this Tuesday that the community is invited to take part in.  It’s all about preliminary information in the Kids Count in Michigan Data Book that will reveal a startling increase in confirmed cases of child abuse and neglect in the Upper Peninsula.

Ann Gonyea stops by.

Ann Gonyea stops by.

Six local experts who work with children and families across the Upper Peninsula will share examples of what is working to treat or prevent child abuse and neglect in our communities during the data release. The Upper Peninsula Children’s Coalition will hold a press conference and public data release of the Kids Count in Michigan Data Book on January 13 at 8 am at the Marquette Alger Regional Educational Service Agency office, 321 East Ohio St., Marquette. Until that time, complete details of the data book cannot be made public.

To find out more, call the Great Lakes Center for Youth Development at 228-8919.

You can listen to more about this event by clicking here in our “Interviews” section.

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Also on the show, we celebrated the birthdays of two rock icons…Elvis Presley and Robbie Krieger.  The one and only Elvis (who I know is still alive) is 74 today, and Robbie, who played guitar in the Doors, is 63.  Happy Birthday to you both!!

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And speaking of birthdays, the Great Lakes Radio Musical Murder Squad took GLR’s Bill Tibor out last night to celebrate his birthday in style.  The night was capped at Flanigan’s Bar in downtown Marquette with our deliciously awful version of “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey.

Bill Tibor (2nd from left) relishes the moment!

Bill Tibor (2nd from left) relishes the moment!

Bill, who said for years that he would NEVER, EVER step foot on a karaoke stage, made his debut last night as a member of the Great Lakes Radio Chorus and Drinking Team.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, BILL!

Thanks again for listening today and logging on to the show notes!  See you tomorrow!

-Walt