Podcast: Preserving and Teaching Michigan’s Rich History with Matt VanAcker, Michigan State Capitol Tours
Matt VanAcker and his team at Michigan state Capitol Tours somehow balance not only preserving history but also presenting it to millions of people every single year. In this episode, Matt shares with us: Links: Michigan State Capitol Tours Transcript: Matt VanAcker: we really leave live and breathe on our nonpartisan status here. It’s important […]
The Beautiful Temple Theater in Saginaw was minutes away from being crushed into oblivion. In this episode, Thor Rasmussen talks about the passion one man had to not only save this beautiful building but to restore it to it’s previous glory. And how does this small venue compete with much larger venues in the area? […]
What does it take to live life on your own terms? Jim Doyon knows and he shares that with us today. From starting his own business, helping others grow theirs, to taking his family on an extended multi-year road trip, Jim shows no signs of slowing down and he’s loving it.
The Detroit Public Library. One of the beautiful crown jewels in Detroit. This building is so much more than a collection of books. It also contains exhibits, collections of some of the most prolific writers in history. Joanne Mondowney takes us through the history of this gorgeous building. And how this institution is staying relevant […]
For Kevin, being in the restaurant business was his first and only professional love. With this drive, he spearheads the Main Street Restaurant group which includes great restaurants such as Real Seafood Company. Links: Real Seafood Company Website Recommended Dishes: Parmesan Crusted Flounder Miso Glaze Seabass Paella Locations: 199 Uptown Dr, Bay City, MI 48708 341 […]
Over the last 20 years, Detroit has experienced a real renaissance. It is the cultural hub of Michigan. Elana Rugh, President of the Detroit Historical Society, shares how this remarkable journey happened with the support not only of local government but businesses as well as a supportive community.
Linh Lee has had to overcome her share of obstacles in life. Coming to a foreign country, building a business, and pleasing her demanding grandmother in the kitchen! One day, Diner’s, Drive-Ins and Dives featured her restaurant to a national audience and her business exploded! Listen to her amazing story of how she not only […]
I can’t tell you the number of times we went to the Detroit Zoo when I was a kid. Gerry VanAcker, the Chief Operating Officer of the Detroit Zoological Society, walks us through how the Detroit Zoo continues to impact the region as well as the great care they give the animals in their charge. What are the new exhibits to be seen? What are the upcoming events? It’s all right here.
Belle Isle is the little natural jewel, located in the middle of Detroit. With a colorful, interesting past, Belle Isle has become a great spot to not only enjoy the natural beauty of the isle but also providing great views of downtown Detroit. Ron Olson, Chief of the Department of Natural Resources, shares what makes […]
Being responsible for thousands of children’s and young adults education is daunting. Adele Martin, Frankenmuth School Superintendent works hard at it. From maintaining a high standard of education to maintaining the school itself, Adele Martin leads a great team of dedicated educators and community leaders to ensure that Frankenmuth Students get the best without going […]