Author: Joe Buczek

Focus Podcast: Protecting Amateur Athletes

Former sports doctor Larry Nassar’s criminal case may be over, but the after effects of his rampant sexual abuse of young amateur athletes continue. Right now, the U.S. Senate is considering a bill aimed at better protecting athletes, and allowing them safe ways to report abuse. Kevin Essebaggers updates that legislative effort, and drops in on a Senate Commerce Committee…

For The Community, By The Community Podcast: Arts for All of Northern Michigan

Bringing people together – that’s the goal of Arts for All of Northern Michigan. This month on For the Community, By the Community, Courtney Hunter sits down with executive director Grace Hudson to learn all about what they’re all about, the incredible events and classes they offer, and how you can get involved! From hip-hop dancing to stained glass making…

Focus Podcast: Tesla, Michigan, and Conservative Clean Energy

Electric automaker Tesla settled a lawsuit with the state that will allow sales and service in Michigan. Applauding the move is the Michigan Conservative Energy Forum. Kevin Essebaggers talks with MICEF Executive Director Ed Rivet about the Tesla development, and what it’s like being a conservative group lobbying for renewable energy solutions. Categories: Podcast – Focus

MISportsNow Podcast: Episode 68 – Yuki Miura

On the latest episode of the MISportsNow Podcast, we catch up with Lake Superior State junior forward and Tokyo native Yuki Miura. Miura has represented Japan in the IIHF World Championships. His father, Takayuki Miura, played professionally in Japan and on Japan’s national team in the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. Categories: Podcast – MiSportsNow

For The Community, By The Community Podcast: Kandu Island

Doesn’t an escape to a peaceful island sound amazing? Kandu Island in Traverse City is a non-profit that works to give people who have experienced mental health problems a safe, comfortable place to relax, share, network and learn. This month on the For the Community, By the Community podcast, executive director Jill Johnson and longtime employee Laurie Fischer join us…

Focus Podcast: Keeping Kids Off Tobacco

A federal ban on certain vaping products aims to keep them out of the hands of teens. But the FDA rules are not nearly enough to do that say two public health experts interviewed by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. Sara Goza, MD of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Dorian Furhman with Parents Against Vaping E-Cigarettes explain what they…

MISportsNow Podcast: Episode 67 – Don Miller

On the latest episode of the MISportsNow Podcast, we sit down with longtime high school boys basketball coach and Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan hall of fame inductee Don Miller. Miller, who currently serves as an assistant with Glen Lake’s varsity program, is now in his seventh decade of coaching after previously leading the Lakers from 1973-2004. Glen Lake won…