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Sounds of where we came from- Majestic Michigan tells the stories of the people, places and things that made Michigan a wonderous adventure. Includes local interest items, and the Dog of the Week .
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Michigan Minimum Wage may jump in February

Michigan Minimum Wage Court Case
January 4th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 4:56
Michigan may be getting another jump in the minimum wage soon. Back in 2018, a group turned in petitions to let voters decide if they wanted to raise the minimum wage to 12 an hour by 2022, and fix the lagging "tipped wage". After the republican legislature prevented voters from weighing in, the petitioners sued, and the Court ruled that the State would have to adopt the higher wage, or change the law before February 19, 2023. That date is almost here, and it looks now like the higher wage may go into effect that day. The new Michigan minimum wage would go to 13.03 for most employees, and to 11.73 for Michigan tipped employees. Mark Brewer is the attorney leading the case.

in honor of the 1936-37 Flint GM Sit Down Strike

Michigan History- the Flint Sit Down Strike
December 30th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 2:49
in December 1936, workers at the Fisher Body Plant in Flint occupied and held a sit-down strike, in order to gain recognition of their Union. 14 workers were shot, 21 were injured. but the Workers prevailed, and 44 days later, GM and the UAW signed their first agreement.

SUZIE'S CHRISTMAS

Suzie needs a home for Christmas
December 23rd, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 3:44
Suzie has been in the pound a LONG time, and needs a new family! Contact the Cheboygan County Humane Society, (231) 238-8221, and come see Suzie, and ALL the dogs and cats !

TAZ IS THE PET OF THE WEEK

PET OF THE WEEK- HERE IS TAZ
December 5th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 0:56
TAZ IS THE BIG COUNTRY GOLD PET OF THE WEEK- AT THE CHEBOYGAN COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY.

Miracle on 34th Street Part 1

Cheboygan High School Drama presents Miracle on 34th Street. Starting December 9.
November 30th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 3:05
Cheboygan High School Drama presents " Miracle on 34th Street"- the Play, taking place Friday, December 9, at 7p.m.; Saturday , D3ecember 10th at 7 pm. ; and Sunday,. December 11, at 2 pm. Tickets at the door- Students 5, Adults 7.

Miracle on 34th Street, Part 2

Interview about Miracle on "34th Street "- the play starts December 9.
November 30th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 2:11
Part 2- Cheboygan High School Drama presents " Miracle on 34th Street"- the Play, taking place Friday, December 9, at 7p.m.; Saturday , D3ecember 10th at 7 pm. ; and Sunday,. December 11, at 2 pm. Tickets at the door- Students 5, Adults 7.

Cheboygan Human Society Dog of the Week

Tippy if the Dog of the Week for November 9.
November 14th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 2:18
The Cheboygan County Humane Society shelter has LOTS of Dogs and Cats searching for a Fur-ever home. Can you open your heart to one of these folks? Here's a little about Tippy, our Dog of the Week

November Ballot Proposals- Citizen's Initiatives

What's on the Ballot?
September 30th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 5:31
Community Perspectives- with Political Science Professor Scott LeDuer . What is on the November ballot? Run Time is 5:31. First of four parts.

November Ballot Measures. Proposal 22-1- Term :Limits

Term Limit changes AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE RULES
September 30th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 7:06
Term Limit changes and financial disclosure rules are on the ballot as Proposal 22-1. This is a Legislature initiative proposal. Professor Scott LeDuer talks with Jim Pratt.

November Ballot Measures. Proposal 22-2- Regarding Elections- Promote the Vote

Promote the Vote
September 30th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 7:41
Proposal 22-2 Regarding Elections would amend the State Constitution to add provisions regarding voting and the election. North Central Michigan Professor Scott LeDuer explains the issue.

November Ballot Measures, Proposal 22-3 Regarding Reproductive Freedom

Proposal 22-3
September 30th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 7:56
Proposal 22-3 , to amend the State Constitution to establish a right of reproductive freedom, to include the right to make all decisions about pregnancy and abortion, allow the state to regulate abortion in some cases, and forbid prosecution of individuals exercising establish3ed rights.

It's a Cop Thing TOO! The Last Laugh

Community Perspectives- it's a Cop Thing Too, (MOVIE)
September 4th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 9:36
Interview with Film Maker Matt Kwiakowski, and Mike Root. Their new movie is going to premier at the Cheboygan Opera House on November 7. Tickets available now at] https://www.eventbrite.com/e/its-a-cop-thing-too-premiere-tickets-363564680747 It's going to be a great movie- come and see! Film Trailer link: https://www.imdb.com/video/vi3555639833/

TSP file attachment

TSP July meeting File Attachment
July 29th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 0:12
TSP Meeting for July - attaching files This is a PDF attachment for the audio of the TSP interview. To view- CLICK ON THE DOWNLOAD BUTTON above right. It will open as a PDF.

TSP UPDATE for July 28, 2022

New Thrift Savings Plan Rollout
July 28th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 15:33
Several thousand area current and former federal employees, TSA workers, Post Office workers, military members and retiree, and retirees in general have TSP Accounts. Recent changes to the TSP have created a real challenge for account holders. Many changes have been made. We talked to the TSP External Affairs Director, and got her take on where the TSP is today, and the service expectations moving forward. She says the new system is slowly getting up to speed to help current and future retirees.

July 6, Animal of the week

Bennie, Animal of the Week
July 6th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 1:51
Meet BENNIE- this week's ANIMAL OF THE WEEK available for adoption from the Cheboygan County Humane Society.

Millage Request- Senior Services Millage renewal request , 1/2 mill for 4 years

Senior Services Millage for August 2, 2022 ballot
July 5th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 2:11
Cheboygan County Senior Services is asking for a renewal of a half-mill tax on the August ballot. Executive Director Gail Tinker explains what they will use the money for.

Road Millage Proposal- Cheboygan County - one mill for 4 years renewal

Road Millage Proposal- Cheboygan County
July 5th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 1:55
Cheboygan Road Commission is asking for a one-mill for four year tax renewal of it's Road Repair millage. This will appear on the August 2nd ballot. Road Commission Director Matt Hall explains the request

MILLAGE REQUEST- EMERGENCY SERVICES - 1/2 mill for 4 years replacement

MILLAGE REQUEST FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES, CHEBOYGAN COUNTY
July 1st, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 2:27
Three ballot millage requests will be on the August 2 ballot. THE FIRST WE ARE DISCUSSING- IS THE EMERGENCY SERVICES MILLAGE. Sheriff Dale Clarmont explains the one-half- mill request for County Emergency Services.

Fireworks and Furry Friends

Fireworks and Furry Friends- keep your animal safe!
June 29th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 1:59
Happy 4th of July- but please be considerate of your furry friends out there. Please make sure your pets are safe this 4th of July- and that your pet is WEARING their ID tags. Fourth of July is Animal Control's busiest day of the year trying to recover lost pets. The Cheboygan County Humane Society offers tips for your furry friends.

Majestic Michigan-

Great Lakes Tissue Company moves ahead
June 20th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 3:46
New owners are making substantial investments in the Cheboygan-based Great Lakes Tissue Company. They are fixing the building and physical plant, and researching new products for future revenue streams. It is a huge win for northern Michigan.

Dog of the Day/Dog of the Week- ATHENA

Dog of the Week for June 15 https://fb.watch/dFzkeyDGfN/
June 15th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 1:47
Meet Athena! Dog of the Day at the Cheboygan Humane Society. She's even got her own video, which you can see here: https://fb.watch/dFzkeyDGfN/

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