Welcome to Screen Tea Podcast! This week, your hosts are stepping into The Shimmer (aka 2018) to review Alex Garland’s visually stunning sci-fi mind-twister, Annihilation!
#MomLife columnist Steph Hightree writes about her son Nathan Hightree, who started sixth grade this fall, eight years after he was diagnosed as autistic, and Steph was told he would “never make it past the fifth grade” academically.
Downtown Three Rivers was filled with music, laughter, and good vibes the Sunday before Labor Day, as Main Street was lined with vendors and attendees alike at the 28th annual HarmonyFest, Three Rivers’ popular one-day music festival.
This piece of flash fiction titled “18 Pearl Moons” was written by Watershed Voice columnist and local author Charles Thomas.
Steph is a hot mess, this is known. But it’s been a while since you’ve heard about it, and she kept receipts.
Watershed Voice columnist Deborah Haak-Frost weighs the pros and cons of mulberry trees, and the importance of using what you have to get what you need.
“The field of permaculture holds a principle of ‘obtaining a yield’ — in other words, work with the world around you to get or produce what you need. This seems fairly obvious: the point of a vegetable garden is to yield vegetables, after all. Working a job yields monetary income, which pays the bills. But what if the idea of yield was expanded? Where can we see potential and possibility for greater yield?”
Watershed Voice columnist Charles Thomas writes, “Having now lived for a half century, I remember a time when things were different. I remember when people who disagreed could have vigorous debate about a topic and then walk away still liking the other person. In short, I remember a time when we were all better at empathy.”
Alek and Doug are joined by rapper, singer, songwriter, producer and engineer poet Mikel James Watkins. Mikel talks fatherhood, mental health peaks and valleys, better understanding the history behind the music he produces, and his upcoming event at Harvey House in Constantine.
Michigan Advance’s Monique Stanton writes, “Year after year, Michigan stands out in children’s health and in making sure our kids have health insurance. But more work is still needed to increase health insurance coverage and reduce costs for all families.”
Glen Oaks President Dr. David Devier reflects on the “unfulfilled potential of Glen Oaks Community College in changing the lives of more of our community members.”
Welcome BACK to Screen Tea Podcast! Surprise dudes, we’re alive and kicking, and coming back at you from another realm (just kidding, we’re in Delaware now!). We decided to jump back into things with a Small Screen Tea, so find yourself a nice body of saltwater and sink into the sounds of us geeking out over season four of the Duffer brothers’ Stranger Things!
Kalamazoo recording artist, producer, and songwriter Sherridan Harris returns to Keep Your Voice Down to chat with Doug and Alek ahead of Saturday’s Watershed Voice Artist Showcase. The trio discuss Sherridan a.k.a. Sherdizzil’s sophomore record “The Vine Album,” his growth as an artist and as a performer, rap and hip-hop nerdom, and how this year’s showcase will be different from last year’s show.
In this episode we discuss some of our thoughts on NerdPop shows and movies for the month of July including:
We also discuss the MCU announcements made at San Diego Comic Con.
Michigan Advance’s Rick Haglund says, “Michigan’s business-centric approach to economic development is lacking.” But how should the state address this apparent issue? Haglund suggests taking “a more local service-based approach.”
WSV Columnist Charles Thomas writes about the ongoing controversy surrounding Riverside Church, and how we might address perpetual problems like sexual and spiritual abuse as a society.
In this essay Mikel Watkins writes about being a first time father, and the triumphs and challenges that come with raising a child with a disability.
David Hecker writes, “Our lawmakers have the power to relieve this burden, make strides toward closing the racial wealth gap, and preserve higher education as an opportunity for all, rather than a privilege for those who can afford it. It is imperative that they act to cancel student debt — and beyond that, to look toward long-term solutions at the federal and state levels to make higher education more affordable and accessible for all.”
A poem by Torrey Brown titled “June 19th, 1865” about Juneteenth: Freedom Day.