In episode three of Keep Your Voice Down, Watershed Voice Executive Editor Alek Haak-Frost and co-host Doug Sears, Jr. discuss COVID-19 protests, the details of a three-step plan unveiled by Michigan House Republicans this week to “get Michiganders back to work,” top stories from St. Joseph County and the handshake’s possible fall from grace in a post COVID-19 world.
“‘Murder Most Foul’ seems to suggest Bob Dylan turned to music to help him cope with the terrible events of November 1963. Could he be suggesting that in our current COVID-19 crisis, we too should turn to music to help us? By releasing this song in the middle of the pandemic, is Dylan adding one more musical resource?”
Join Lisha and Juliet on Screen Tea Podcast this week as they fight the sleepy hahas to dissect charming indie film “Jeff, Who Lives at Home,” argue over character development in major film franchises, and mess up a whole lotta words.
“Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has been trying to stay in front of this pandemic and is making decisions based on our safety, the constituents of her state. Requesting supplies from the federal government, closing schools, and issuing stay-at-home orders are all part of an attempt to flatten the curve on this deadly virus, and will save lives if done correctly. Her decision to extend the stay-at-home orders and to create more stringent rules are not because she has decided to be a dictator, nor are they because she is trying to become Joe Biden’s running mate.
“It’s because we as residents of this state were not making intelligent decisions.”
Normal has gone and won’t be back any time soon due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here lies an unusual fork in the road, but a crossroad just the same. A question. Who in this moment will you be? Some of you, like myself, have stood at this familiar intersection before. Maybe after the loss of a job or relationship or sudden crisis. It was glaringly obvious you had reached a point and had to decide who you were going to be in that defining moment and beyond. This is just like that.
The Ticket is a work of short fiction written by former Three Rivers resident and local author Charles Thomas. The story has been split into seven parts, all of which will be published on Watershed Voice in the coming days/months.
In this week’s episode our heroes Shan & Hogey discuss the upcoming Black Widow movie and take their best shot at guessing the plot based on the teaser and final trailer.
“Assault on the alphabets” written by Three Rivers native and poet Torrey Brown.
But the question lingers. Is the Corona Champion legitimate? Will the Tampa Bay Lightning still be a Stanley Cup Champion if they hoist the Cup in a 5,000-seat college arena, skating past empty seats while the Red Hot Chili Peppers are played extra loud to drown out the crickets? Would Kevin Garnett’s legendary declaration of “Anything is possible!” rung out to the heavens the same way without a cheering crowd behind him? If Bill Russell was at home for his own safety instead of standing in the confetti shower with Garnett?
Maybe not. But the soul of the game is the playing of the game.
James Smith reviews Disney-Pixar’s Onward, quotes J.R.R. Tolkien, and references Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jesus in the same sentence in this week’s edition of Gutenberg.
Those who follow us, who did not live through these unprecedented times, will ask us what we did and how we acted. They’ll be feeling the ripple effects, seen and unseen, and they’ll want to know how we responded to this serious threat. How did we help? Who did we help?
It’s OK to ride the struggle bus at times. But maybe it’s time I jump off that bus, pull up my PJ pants, because let’s be real, that’s all I’ve worn in the last month, and start walking down a new path of motherhood. The path that leads me to being the best mom I can be today instead of the perfect mom.
“Live on Purpose” is a poem by Phoenix, Arizona native, Three Rivers citizen and poet Aundrea Sayrie.
“How to Black History Month” was originally recorded on February 26, 2019 and marked the first episode of The Unapologetics Podcast hosted by Malachi “A+scribe” Carter. Watershed Voice will rollout all nine episodes of Season 1 over the next nine weeks as well as any new episodes from Season 2. So tune in each Thursday for more from Malachi Carter.
“In the time of coronavirus, there’s something refreshing about seeing people live their lives so shamelessly, even if it’s just on a television screen. Unlike in real life, no one in the Tiger King universe washes their hands each time they touch something. Heck, no one in the Tiger King universe bothers to wash their hands even after being attacked by a lion. I watched all seven episodes of the series, and I don’t think there was even a single reference to hand sanitizer.”
“News of the River” is a poem written by Three Rivers native and poet Elisabeth Wenger in honor of Watershed Voice.
Join Lisha and Juliet as they giggle and gripe their way through their (very mixed up and conflicted) review of Joker on Episode 2 of Screen Tea Podcast.