Author: Jamie Mankiewicz

Producer Picks: Creating a Wooly Mammoth

This is something straight out of Jurassic Park. Scientists and entrepreneurs started a new company called Colossal, and they want to bring back the wooly mammoth. It’s a species that went extinct 10-thousand years ago. Obviously, it’s a very complicated concept, but the idea is, bioscientists and geneticists behind the project think they can splice ancient DNA with modern living…

Dealing with Parent Burnout, Mental Health Signs & What to Do

From the playful accidents to the cute catastrophes, to all the parents out there, this too shall pass. But, sometimes it can get a little overwhelming and parent burnout can happen. The good news… it’s not permanent.  According to renowned parenting expert, licensed educational psychologist, board-certified behavior analyst, Reena B. Patel –  ‘Parent Burnout’ can happen when mom and dad…

Grant Me Hope: Journie

There are thousands of kids in the foster care system in the United States, just waiting for the right people to welcome them into a family. This week in Grant Me Hope, we meet Journie. She’s a little girl who cannot wait to meet a set of parents who will help her thrive. Journie is 13 years old and in…

Melissa Smith’s Favorite Dish at Rad.ish Street Food in Traverse City

When it comes to food, Melissa Smith is a dedicated vegan. Very dedicated. So much so, she was able to convince the carnivorous associate producer, Sarah Himes to try a meatless sausage. During her time on ‘the four’, she has done many interviews that focused on plant-based diets and local restaurants that cater to a healthier lifestyle. This includes one…