show episodes
 
Join Chris Spachman and guests as he breaks down just about everything in Mid Michigan sports! We will discuss our local high school teams, Mid Michigan Lakers, and the Chips. Chris will also give his take on other key sports topics within the great state of Michigan and beyond.
  continue reading
 
Artwork

1
U.P. Notable Books Club

Upper Peninsula Publishers & Authors Association

Unsubscribe
Unsubscribe
Monthly
 
Each month, the U.P. Notable Books Club brings you another award-winning author Q&A from Michigan's Upper Peninsula. These writers have been awarded the U.P. Notable Books Award and host a lively discussion with a dial-in audience as moderated by Evelyn Gathu, Director of the Crystal Falls District Community Library in Crystal Falls, Michigan.
  continue reading
 
This podcast is hosted by the Technology Integration Specialists from Oakland Schools. Each episode will be aired from a local district within Oakland County, Michigan. Administrators will discuss their ideas on topics such as tech leadership, digital citizenship, and professional learning. Tune in this summer to find out more. Cover art photo provided by Marvin Meyer on Unsplash: https://unsplash.com/@marvelous
  continue reading
 
Antar Kahlon graduated from the University of Guelph with an honours degree in Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice. He completed his Jurist Doctor at Windsor University. During law school, he gained valuable experience in client advocacy through working for Windsor’s Community Legal Aid. During the summer of his first year, Antar worked as a judicial clerk with the Honorable Ronald Lowe at the 35th District Court in Plymouth, Michigan.
  continue reading
 
Bob Peters takes you around Mid Michigan with an insiders perspective of our local towns histories and happenings. Mt Pleasant, Clare, Alma, and all of Mid Michigan be ready for Bob Around Town.
  continue reading
 
Where Do Gays Retire is a podcast where we help you in the LGBTQ+ community find a safe and affordable retirement destination. Join Mark Goldstein as he interviews others who live in gay-friendly places around the globe. Learn about the climate, cost of living, the LGBTQ + community, healthcare, crime and safety, and more.
  continue reading
 
Written in the Stars: Books and Beyond highlights and celebrates the people in our community involved with books, writing, and publishing. From poets and romance writers to literary journals and entrepreneurs, we explore a multitude of stories and storytellers. Join us as we follow them on their journeys with the written word.
  continue reading
 
Artwork
 
For nearly 30 years, you’ve known School Transportation News magazine and STNonline.com as the premier sources of pupil transportation news and analysis. Now, join the School Transportation Nation podcast, as STN Publisher Tony Corpin and Editor-in-Chief Ryan Gray discuss the day’s pertinent issues and talk with guests about the business of getting children safely to and from school and related activities throughout the U.S. and Canada.
  continue reading
 
Loading …
show series
 
In an exclusive interview, Blue Bird President Britton Smith discusses the manufacturer’s industry-shaking announcement that lap/shoulder seatbelts, driver side airbags, and other safety technology will come standard on all its school buses. Ryan and Tony examine the move as well. Read more about safety.…
  continue reading
 
Season 5: Episode 4--The UP Notable Book Club presents Rod Sadler speaking about his book "Grim Paradise: The Cold Case Search for the Mackinac Island Killer." The Crystal Falls Community District Library in partnership with the U.P. Publishers & Authors Association (UPPAA) presents author events with winners of the UP Notable Book List. For more i…
  continue reading
 
Renato is a Bolivian entrepreneur who currently resides in Madrid. He has a passion for languages and has found a way to make money from it. In addition to being multilingual, he also has a fondness for the arts, particularly pottery and music. He played in the orchestra of his city in Bolivia and Spain for approximately 5 years. Renato was born in…
  continue reading
 
Ryan, Tony and Taylor recap the discussions, training, and technology hosted at STN EXPO Indianapolis last week. Attendees saw new clean buses on the market, toured Cummins facilities, were hypnotized by keynote speaker Wayne Lee, participated in student safety discussions, and more. Read more about STN EXPO.…
  continue reading
 
Kristi Hartzel, driver trainer and lead dispatcher for Campbell County Schools in Kentucky and a 2023 Rising SuperStar, joins us at STN EXPO Indy to discuss driver coaching and technology implementation with regard to student safety. STN Senior Editor Taylor Ekbatani also interviews Zach McKinney, director of transportation for Indiana’s Hamilton S…
  continue reading
 
Hey, Everybody! Nick and Shawn had the privilege of being in conversation with Kent County Clerk Lisa Posthumus-Lyons and Chief Deputy Clerk Robert Macomber. The two, both Republicans, have been educating voters about Michigan's new election laws and helping them overcome obstacles to election misinformation. In this episode you'll learn about the …
  continue reading
 
Hey, Everybody! Nick and Shawn had the privilege of being in conversation with Josh Brugger “the man running to fill Roger Bergman's shoes in Ottawa County. Brugger is running as a Republican for the District 10 seat on the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners after several controversial decisions were made by Ottawa Impact. Josh believes that “now…
  continue reading
 
Hey, Everybody! Nick had the privilege of being in conversation with Phil Kuyers the former Ottawa County Commissioner who was first elected to the commission in 2000 and served as board chair for three years. Phil, a Republican, is running again for the District 9 seat (Grand Haven Twp.), which he represented for more than two decades before losin…
  continue reading
 
Frontiers of Equality in the Development of EU and US Citizenship Author: Dr Jeremy B. Bierbach Jeremy Bierbach (1975) is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in linguistics, Jeremy worked as an IT specialist for several years. In 2001, Jeremy emigr…
  continue reading
 
Tony, Ryan and Taylor report on the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Las Vegas this past week, the clean school bus manufacturers and suppliers who showed up, the industry conversations on evolving clean transportation, and what districts are seeing in their green bus operations. Read more about green buses.…
  continue reading
 
Hey, Everybody! Nick had the privilege of being in conversation with David Gushee the author of a new book called Defending Democracy from Its Christian Enemies. The Rev. Prof. Dr. David Gushee is Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics at Mercer University and is one of America's leading Christian ethicists. In this episode you'll l…
  continue reading
 
Ryan and Tony dive into the State of Sustainability report released ahead of the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo being held this week. Transportation Supervisor Kenni Jean Schrader from Three Rivers Community Schools in rural Michigan, a 2022 Green Fleet Award winner, discusses end-of-school-year operations, driver retention challenges, electric…
  continue reading
 
Hey, West Michigan! Nick and Shawn had the privilege of being in conversation with Becky Patrick of Allendale Twp. Becky is running to defeat Ottawa Commissioner / Vice-Chairperson and co-founder of Ottawa Impact, Sylvia Rhodea, in District 8 during the August 6th primary. In this episode you'll learn why Becky was one one of the most civically eng…
  continue reading
 
Eric is French, born and raised in Paris where he lived and worked as a business journalist until Michael and he left for Malta. Michael is American by birth (born in Hollywood, Florida) and became French while living in Paris. An HR Executive for 2 very large conglomerates, Michael has moved around a lot for his companies and traveled the world. H…
  continue reading
 
Learn more about the captivating speakers planned for STN EXPO Indy, the closure of a New York stop arm camera law loophole, the “great debate” over school bus lap/shoulder seatbelts in Ohio, and positive business updates from industry suppliers. Transportation Supervisor Andrew Krokowski pulls back the curtain on operations, driver retention, tech…
  continue reading
 
Hey, West Michigan! Nick and Shawn had the privilege of being in conversation with lifelong resident of Ottawa County Reverend Luis Cypher, a minister of Satan and co-head of the Satanic Temple of West Michigan. Reverend Cypher gave the invocation at the April 23rd Ottawa County Board of Commissioners meeting. In this episode we learn that the Sata…
  continue reading
 
Season 5: Episode 3--The UP Notable Book Club presents Jon C. Stott speaking about his book "Yooper Ale Trails: Craft Breweries and Brewpubs of Michigan's Upper Peninsula." The Crystal Falls Community District Library in partnership with the U.P. Publishers & Authors Association (UPPAA) presents author events with winners of the UP Notable Book Lis…
  continue reading
 
Get the latest on federal developments that affect school transportation, including a legal battle over E-Rate funding for school bus Wi-Fi, the new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Final Rule on automatic emergency braking in buses, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s push to relax marijuana classification. Nina Haiman and…
  continue reading
 
Local poet, Cruz Villarreal, sits down with co-hosts John Szilagyi and Robin Moore to share his poetry and process. Cruz is a writer with a wealth of life experience. He invites his audience to delve into the depth of poignancy and emotion through personal stories. Cruz returned to school at LCC at the age of 56, and his educational journey empower…
  continue reading
 
Hey, West Michigan! Shawn and I had the privilege of being in conversation with Jordan Jorritsma the Republican candidate running for Ottawa County Commissioner in District 2 (Holland). Jordan is running to defeat Ottawa Impact Commissioner Lucy Ebel in the August primary election if she wins her May 7th Recall Election. In this episode we'll lean …
  continue reading
 
pamm meyers pamm meyers is, storyteller, dynamic leader and advocate dedicated to fostering prosperity within the LGBTQIA community through business innovation and social advocacy. With a multifaceted background, pamm has become a trailblazer in various fields, leaving an indelible mark on New Mexico’s LGBTQIA and business communities. As CEO of Go…
  continue reading
 
Ryan and Tony discuss the new $1B Clean Heavy Duty Vehicles Grant Program, use cases of renewable diesel vs. battery electric, and a video of student abuse by a Colorado bus aid. Speaker, author and cancer survivor Christine Cashen discusses the role of humor in dealing with hardships and de-escalating work or personal situations. See her STN EXPO …
  continue reading
 
Hey, West Michigan! Shawn and I had the privilege of being in conversation with Doug Pagitt, Executive Director of Vote Common Good. In 2021 Doug traveled 3,000 miles along the U.S./Mexico border with his bicycle and experienced first-hand that the border was not as dangerous nor chaotic as its made out to be. Wanting people to experience this for …
  continue reading
 
Safety technology and training are forefront after a fatal Texas rollover crash and a bus striking a bicyclist. Join us at STN EXPO this summer to learn and discuss more. “Goats are like kindergarteners!” Valerie Higley, school bus driver for First Student at East Lyme Public Schools in Connecticut, wrote a children’s book on school bus safety feat…
  continue reading
 
Hey, Everybody! Nick and Shawn had the privilege of being in conversation with Mayor Mark Northrup of Hudsonville. Mark is running to defeat Commissioner Board Chair and leader of Ottawa Impact Joe Moss in District 5 during the August 6th primary. And if you know anything about Ottawa County politics the primary election is where more often than no…
  continue reading
 
"On May 7, voters in District 2 will have the opportunity to vote in the special recall election for their county commissioner. I am running against Ottawa Impact-affiliated commissioner Lucy Ebel. Recently, Commissioner Ebel distributed literature within the district containing several false claims and misrepresentations." - read by Common Good Ca…
  continue reading
 
Rick retired on Dec 31 2023 with 35 years and 21 Emmy Awards under his belt as a producer, writer, and director. He began his work as a public service when he was elected as Dane County WI County Board Supervisor for which he will aim for reelection on 4/2/24. He is an advocate for the disenfranchised serving as a CASA volunteer in 3 states, as co-…
  continue reading
 
How will the increasingly popular four-day school week affect student transportation operations? Also, learn more about opportunities to recognize your innovative, hardworking peers in the school bus industry. Bret Brooks, senior consultant at Gray Ram Tactical and frequent STN EXPO presenter, looks at lessons learned (or not learned) on the 25th a…
  continue reading
 
Check out this clip we pulled from our LIVE! event in Holland. Chris Kleinjans is a Democrat running against Ottawa Impact Commissioner Lucy Ebel during a special Recall Election occurring on Tuesday, May 7. Chris is also a Common Good Candidate. - Learn more about our Common Good Candidate platform Support the Show. Follow us on Facebook at Vote C…
  continue reading
 
Mindy Babarskis and Adam Oster of the Library of Michigan join Abby and John to discuss this year's Michigan Notable Books list, an annual list of the top 20 books about Michigan, or written by a Michigan resident. Website: Michigan Notable Books Website: Night for Notables Website: 2024 Notables list ___________________ Lansing Community College L…
  continue reading
 
Season 5: Episode 2--The UP Notable Book Club presents Tyler Tichlaar speaking about his book "Odin's Eye: A Marquette Time Travel Story." The Crystal Falls Community District Library in partnership with the U.P. Publishers & Authors Association (UPPAA) presents author events with winners of the UP Notable Book List. For more information please vis…
  continue reading
 
Mobile electric school bus charging solutions, and more details on the EPA GHG (greenhouse gas emissions) regulations. Get a detailed look into the state of clean student transportation, perspectives from school bus manufacturers, legislature to watch, and more with Nate Springer, vice president of market development at TRC Companies, the producer …
  continue reading
 
Dwayne was born/raised in the northern Utah area (Ogden, north of SLC) and also spent time in southern California (Oxnard) He was educated in Utah through high school, and went to Weber State University, majoring in Architecture, but discontinued his education. Raised in the area's predominant religion (Latter Day Saints, Mormon) Served a church mi…
  continue reading
 
Ryan and Tony analyze the impact of new stringent EPA greenhouse gas emissions regulations on the school bus industry, as well as aspects of a fatal Texas rollover crash involving a school bus not equipped with seatbelts being hit by a concrete truck whose driver had taken cocaine. “There’s no I in ‘team’ but there’s an I in ‘win,’ and when you wan…
  continue reading
 
Hey Everybody! Get ready for an episode packed with laughs and learning... Nick and Shawn had a great time with a live audience where they laughed about their father in-law wanting to try nasal irrigation, debating the correct way to pronounce the grocery store name "Meijer", and Nick testing for a red belt in karate. Kia! Nick and Shawn also learn…
  continue reading
 
Loading …

Quick Reference Guide