Independent artists listen up! Every Monday and Friday at 2:45pm we feature a new unsigned artist we think is someone you should hear. If you would like to submit your material please e-mail us at If you are chosen, we will contact you - Please, no phone calls or follow up e-mails!


Yonder Mountain String Band


George Avakian, jazz producer and scholar, dies at 98

NEW YORK (AP) -- George Avakian, a Russian-born jazz scholar and architect of the American music industry who produced essential recordings by Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and other stars has died at age 98....

The Latest: Kosovo welcomes verdict for Serb military leader

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The Latest on the judgment on former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic (all times local):...

Olympic gymnastics ex-doctor pleads guilty to sex charges

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- A former sports doctor accused of molesting at least 125 girls and young women while he worked for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at least 25 years in prison....

Democrats face hot-potato politics of sexual predation, too

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats have been quick to support the "me too" chorus of women - and some men - who have stepped up to allege sexual misconduct and name names. But now "me too" stains the Democrats, too, putting them in an awkward place as they calibrate how forcefully to respond....


Random Acts of Flowers!

Have you ever attended an event, like a wedding or funeral, and wondered what happens to all those flowers after everyone goes home?  What about flowers in grocery stores and flower shops, that are not longer fresh enough to sell?  In what may be the ultimate in recycling, “Random Acts of Flowers” takes those flowers … Continue reading Random Acts of Flowers!

No Longer Seeing HOMES?*

We’ve all seen that the beaches and lakes across the country can get pretty dirty. In the Midwest, that’s where the Alliance for the Great Lakes comes in.  Founded in 1970 by Lee Botts as the Lake Michigan Federation, it focuses on not only protecting the Great Lakes, but also keeping them healthy and safe. … Continue reading No Longer Seeing HOMES?*

Inspiring, aspiring and empowering

Junior Achievement strives to help young kids be successful. It’s not just another ordinary youth organization designed to get kids off the street. This particular organization mentors and guides kids by allowing them the opportunity to see how major companies and businesses are run and operated through entrepreneur programs. I myself participated in the program … Continue reading Inspiring, aspiring and empowering