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Hey Kim Carson here! I have lived all over this country but no other place is like Grand Rapids! I love West Michigan and it's the only place I've ever lived that I actually purchased a home. I am originally from Detroit and grew up listening to 93FM WDRQ. That is where I first met my mentor, Rockin' Ron Baptist! Years later he became my "life mate". He passed away six months after I moved to Grand rapids. Still miss him very much. Ron, gave me my first break in radio (at a time when women were not even on the air). I started on the air in Knoxville, Tennessee at the age of 16 (I attended summer school for 2 years so I could graduate a year earlier). My radio career has taken me to Detroit Michigan for 12+ years, Oklahoma City, Greensboro, North Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina (for two weeks until Hurricane Hugo moved in a took my radio station away), Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Toledo, Ohio. I love what I do because it gives me a platform to help the community in which I live. I love meeting my listeners at remote broadcasts and I enjoy chatting with them when they call me at 616-770-8200. Hope one day I might be able to chat with you and find out what you're all about:-) I am also the author of "Essence Of Life: A Compilation Of Story And Poem"  You can learn a little more about me at Faith Hope And Love Songs. Please join me Middays, 10am-3pm Eastern, 100.5 The River. Listen online too at www.wtrv.com ps Love it if you could join me for my weekend show too! It's Faith Hope and Love Songs and it's an inspirational, positive and uplifting show with artist interviews and positive music. Faith Hope and Love Songs airs Sundays 9-11am Eastern and repeats again 7-9pm Eastern. Listen in and I think you'll like it:-)  Wanna chat?  Here's my email address kim.carson@townsquaremedia.com

 

32 Year Old Sheila Wright Fighting Breast Cancer
32 Year Old Sheila Wright Fighting Breast Cancer
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Join Me, Kim Carson, For The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Saturday!

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk happens this Saturday morning at Rosa Parks Circle.  Registration begins at 8am and the walk starts at 9am.  I'll be hosting the walk with Emily Richett from Fox 17 News

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Grand Rapids Fulton Street Farmers’ Market Opens Saturday Morning

The new and improved Fulton Street Farmers Market will officially open at 7:45am for the ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday, bright and early!

So whats different?  The market will now feature permanent, covered, open air spaces and a plaza with seating, bike parking, and an overflow area for vendors.  The goal still is to raise enough funds to make the market a year-round building.

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Dog Braves Traffic To Stay By Her Fatally Struck Doggie Pal

When you get home from work today be sure to give your pet, your dog, your cat, your bird, gerbil or hamster and extra hug.  I have always been an animal lover.  My mom was an animal lover, my dad was an animal lover and my brother is an animal lover.  I guess when you're raised in a household that respects and appreciates the bond between humans and animals it makes for a very special relationship.

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Double JJ Resort In Rothbury Is Hiring 200 People For The Summer Season

Do you need a job?  Do you like to have fun while you work?  Then the Double JJ Resort may be your ticket for a summer job.  Yeah, it's seasonal work but it does sort of sound like fun!  Especially the "wrangler" position.  The Double JJ Resort is looking for more than just wranglers though.  They will be filling 200 positions and some of those positions include front desk, housekeeping, restaurant/bars, maintenance, activities director, and lifeguards.  The resort has a job fair  scheduled for May 5th from 10am to 3pm at the Double JJ resort.

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Join Me, Kim Carson, For ARTFEAST3, A Benefit For H.I.S Thursday Night

If you missed my interview with Deidre DeHaan, hear it here...This turned out to be a busy time of year for me.  Last weekend it was the Autism Support of Kent County Walkathon, this Saturday morning I will meet up with all of you at Rosa Parks Circle for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, and this Thursday night I will be hosting ArtFeast3 with Steve Groenink, at the Thousand Oaks Golf Club, in the Grand Oaks Ballroom!  It's all to benefit H.I.S, Health Intervention Services, right here in Grand Rapids.

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Netflix “Unlimited Employee Vacation Policy” Works. Here’s Why!

Netflix employees are some of the luckiest in the nation and here's the reason why.  Can you even imagine what unlimited vacation would mean to you?  To me, it would make me work harder because I wouldn't want to lose a job where your employer trusts that you will do the right thing and reward you for doing it.  It would be one of those jobs that you never want to lose.  But it would take someone who does the right thing when no one is watching, someone who is self motivated and can also self monitor.

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Mark Zuckerberg Introduces Organ Donation On Facebook Timeline

Facebook is about connecting and sharing right?  You probably connect with your friends, family, your community and maybe even people you have never met before.  You share information about your  life, work, school, your interests. Now, today, on your timeline, if you are on Facebook you can share that you are an organ donor. Mark Zuckerberg once again is trying to change the way we do things.

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Zeeland Store Owner Pressured To Remove “Spice” From Store Shelves

When I first read this story I was thinking thinking, why would a store owner be forced to remove a spice from his shelves?  I guess I'm too out of touch, and since I don't have any children, I wouldn't know about these things.

Apparently "Spice" is a fake marijuana.  Wikipedia gives a definition of "Spice" as being synthetic marijuana that does not cause one to test positive for marijuana.  Makes me wonder if chemicals are involved in this?  Marijuana is a plant but how does "Spice" become fake marijuana? 

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Early Grand Haven Beach Crowd Catches Park Officials By Surprise

The Grand Haven State Park reported at least 500 people laying on the beach during the March 18th weekend and it was a bit overwhelming for the beach staff.  Even during the month of April the beaches were busier than usual for this time of year and that presents one big problem.  They only have 3 employees on staff right now, because it's not a typical thing for that many people to be lying on any West Michigan beach in the Spring.

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West Michigan Author, Greg Smith, On Faith, Hope, And Love Songs Sunday

West Michigan's very own Greg Smith joins me Sunday, on Faith Hope And Love Songs.  He just authored his latest book entitled Be Wise, Do Good, Live Free: Random Advice For The Best Kind Of Life.

The Grand Rapids Press probably put it best.  They said in a review that "Smith believes firmly in the power of stories to teach, educate, provide guidance and set examples."

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Health Insurance Rebates On The Way, Your Check Is In The Mail!

It's not often that an insurance company gives you money back but this time it's true.  Apparently there was a bit of a snafu.  But thanks to a provision in the health care reform law, millions of people will be receiving rebates from their insurance companies this summer

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Adopt "Sassi" NOW from www.CrashsLanding.org
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Adopt “Sassi” NOW From Crash’s Landing Grand Rapids Animal Shelter

Kim Carson Here!  I've been working with Crash's Landing for 9   years now.  Crash’s Landing, is a non profit no kill animal shelter. Their mission statement is, “Saving Our Little Corner Of The World, One Cat At A Time.”

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