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Tom Cook

Hey, I’m the “new guy” here at 100.5 The River.  We’ll get to hang out for part of your workday and the drive home while you’re listening to Today’s Best Mix without the rap. Some people asked “why would you move HERE?” when I started.  I answer that question with disbelief and realize that people in GR simply don’t realize what a great city they have.  Grand Rapids is just a fantastic city.  The people, the downtown, the festivals, the philanthropy of our ‘famous families’ … the list goes on and on.  The VIBE of this city is just incredible.  Those who say “why would you move HERE?” clearly don’t realize how crappy most other similar sized cities are compared to GR. We moved here from the vibrant and clean city (#sarcasm) of Toledo, OH where I was the Operations Manager for six radio stations.  Before that, I was on-air or programming stations in Philadelphia, New York City, Milwaukee, Madison, Cedar Rapids (Iowa) and Waterloo (Iowa). My wife and I met in Madison and were married four days after 9/11.  We have two “furry kids” named Ollie (yellow lab/bassett/corgi) and Chester (bassett). I’m also the Program Director for Channel 95-7 and 100.5 The River, so if you have any comments, suggestions or complaints (I welcome compliments, too), just email or call me!
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Check Out These Otters Eating Sushi From Chopsticks [Video]

Umm... so I thought that watching Golden Retriever puppies playing with pumpkins was going to be the highlight of my day. Little did I know that I was going to come across a video of otters eating sushi that is being fed to them by a zookeeper using chopsticks.

I know, that sounds like something that dreams are made of, but it's real! And it happens at the National Sea Life Center in the UK.

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Category: Animals, Videos
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Design Pics/ThinkStock
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Tom Cook’s Workday Dog Break – These Puppies Love Fall [Video]

These puppies fall for the first time are making me a little less angry that we're getting closer and closer to winter.

Look at them! They aren't mad about going back to school, or meeting quotas, or setting up budgets for the next fiscal year... Nope! They're just like "Hey! Look at this fun, round, orange thing! Let's play with it!" If only our lives were this simple.

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Category: Animals, Videos
The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Grand Rapids’ People’s Law School

Last night was the first installment of the "People's Law School" in Grand Rapids.  It's something that has been done in Lansing for several years that attorneys and firms are now bringing to GR.

I signed up for it because I've always been fascinated by the legal system and the law

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2015 River Bank Run Registration Now Open

For those who like to plan ahead and start training early, online registration for the 2015 Fifth Third River Bank Run is underway.

The 25k race, along with 10k, 5k, races, combos and walks, is scheduled for Saturday, May 9, 2015 in downtown Grand Rapids. Registration opened Tuesday on the race's official website

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Squirrel Wakes Panda – And It’s Hilarious [Video]

Pandas are notorious for their napping skills. I mean, they generally sleep anywhere from 10-16 hours a day. That must be how the manage to stay so cute, right? Anyway, it's probably best if you don't startle a panda awake when it's in the middle of another one of its marathon naps, but that's precisely what this squirrel did.

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Category: Animals, Videos

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