Grand Rapids

John Bauer

Kathleen Blake from Grand Rapids joined us to talk about this time of the year, and how tough it can be for those who are grieving loved ones.  Especially those who have lost children.  It's a good reminder to find ways to be kind to those who are struggling at the holidays.

There are events going on in the Grand rapids area to help parents including:

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday.

On the Morning Show today we welcomed Chris Fulton - Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation (GRACF) Executive Director to tell us about Giving Tuesday and the Community Foundations they manage that have matching grants from the Blandin Foundation.

The 15th Annual KAXE Mississippi River Festival is set for Friday and Saturday, July 19th & 20th at the KAXE amphitheater in Grand Rapids. This year’s lineup will be a great mix of blues, folk, and rock music. Get tickets online here.


Grant Frashier

The Iron Range Maidens, the Grand Rapids Roller Derby team, is preparing for their season opening bout on May 18.  On Close to Home Grant Frashier talks with both current and former team members about roller derby.

Grant Frashier

A new improv comedy group has started in Grand Rapids.  Grant Frashier talks with Jessi Siiter of Self IMPROVment.