The Michigan Philharmonic is looking for creative ways to take their music to audiences throughout the community. They orchestra will share a live performance on Saturday August 1, from the driveway of one of their supporters. Though they can’t have an in person audience, the Michigan Phil is partnering with 88.1 the Park to air the concert live. 88.1 the Park’s Public Affairs Director. Kyla Schilling spoke with Beth Stewart, Executive Director of the Michigan Philharmonic, about the concert and how the orchestra is making music available during the pandemic.
The Friends of the Rouge recently received a $400,000 grant to develop an extensive rain garden on the property of their offices at Plymouth Arts & Recreation Complex. 88.1 the Park’s Alivia Wiacek recently spoke with Restoration Coordinator, Matthew Bertrand, about the grant and the impact it will have on the community.
The Canton Public Library is celebrating summer with the 62 Days of Summer Reading Program. 88.1 the Park’s Sumedha Sethi talked with Program Librarian, Laura Fawcett, about the effort to encourage reading.
Community Financial Credit Union gives away $1,000 per day for 60 days of the summer through their Summer of Sharing program. The grants go to local nonprofit groups that are making a difference in the communities that CFCU serves. 88.1 the Park’s Station Manager, Bill Keith, spoke with Community Relations Manager, Natalie McLaughlin, about the program. 88.1 the Park is a past recipient of a Summer of Sharing grant.
The Plymouth High School Debate Team won the State Championship in 1920, which was the first State Championship for a Plymouth team or individual. This year is the 100th anniversary of that milestone. 88.1 the Park Station Manager, Bill Keith, spoke with Salem Social Studies Teacher, Darrin Silvester, about the significance of the team and victory.