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Austrian Students Visit Jackson

A group of 27 high school students from Akademisches Gymnasium Innsbruck are on a two-week study abroad trip to Jackson, attending classes at Jackson High School.  German teacher Rush Bowers taught at the school in Austria for eight years before returning to Jackson to head up the German language program at Jackson Public Schools.  The students toured the JTV studios and were represented on today's show by Dorothy, Pia and Melanie along with their instructor Rosie Knoflach.  Other guests:  Jackson County Airport Manager Kent Mauer;  Jayme Bicknell, Fan Services Manager, Michigan International Speedway;  Cindy Hayden, Bikes & BBQ;  Mike Henry, Mike's Novus Windshield Repair. Today's show replays Tuesday, September 30.

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Wharton Center Kicks Off 2014-15 Season

The Wharton Center for Performing Arts kicks off the new season with the Tony award winning musical "Once", October 14-19.  Bob Hoffman, Public Relations Manager previewed the selection of Broadway, concerts and dance events on the schedule.  Tickets and more information available here.  The Michigan Theatre, in partnership with JTV and The Wharton Center, will present a series of films this season as a preview for several Broadway shows that are also films.  On Friday, October 3 at 7 PM, "Once", a Sundance Audience Favorite winner will be presented free.  Other guests:  Nancy Peters-Lewis, Executive Director, College and Career Access Center;  Arlene Robinson and Don Tassie, Jackson Chapter NAACP;  Janet Parker, Jackson Underworld;  Dave DeBaker with movie reviews and Ric Walton, The Walton Insurance Group.

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JSO Begins 65th Season

Jackson Symphony Orchestra Director Stephen Osmond will be conducting the first concert of the 2014-15 season on Saturday, October 4: The Moldau and the North Sea.  The concert will feature a multimedia experience with selections on the theme of "water".  Other guests:  Lee-Perry Belleau, Executive Director, Bohm Theatre;  Deven Moore, JPS Virtual School and Wilson Academy;  Heather Castle, Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church;  Jeff Mazur and Stan Mazur, Kiwanis Club Flowering Tree Project;  Brian Surgener, Jackson Coffee Co. "Drawings of the Month".

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Supreme Court Candidate Campaigns in Jackson

With the theme "Fairness for All", Attorney Richard Bernstein brought his campaign for Michigan Supreme Court Justice to the show today.  As a member of the family law firm, The Sam Bernstein Law Firm, he has won several landmark, precedent setting cases while running the Public Services Division. Richard has served on the Wayne State University Board of Governors, including two years as chair and two years as vice chair.  He talked about the challenges he has faced in several pro bono cases and as an endurance athlete.  Other guests:  Michigan State Park Managers Gary Jones and Jim O'Brien;  a campus tour of Baker College;  Ray Snell, Reagan Ranch BBQ;  Rock Mangus and Tammy Brindle, Mission of Hope Cancer Fund;  Sue Lovell, Cascades Humane Society Pet of the Week.

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Week 5 Football Schedule

Ida (4-0) at Columbia Central (0-4) Hanover-Horton (4-0) at Manchester (3-1) Grand Ledge (2-2) at Jackson (3-1) Marshall (1-3) at Lumen Christi (4-0) Saturday Michigan Center (0-4) at Napoleon (2-2) Northwest (0-4) at Coldwater (4-0) Addison (0-4) at Vandercook Lake (3-1) Western (2-2) at Charlotte (1-3) Homer (4-0) at Jonesville (3-1) Detroit Allen Academy (0-4) at Grass Lake (4-0) Erie Mason (1-3) at Hillsdale (3-1) Perry (1-3) at Stockbridge (3-1) Reading (2-2) at Concord (0-4)

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Chucky’s Week 5 Picks

Perfection – thy name is Chucky Buckles. That’s right, kids, ‘ol Chucky became the first feline to achieve a Zen-like state with last week’s perfect 10-0 record in the picks. Something like that hadn’t been done since the Great Helsinki Incident of 1922, and I think we all know how that turned out. But Chucky’s work is never done… Ida @ Columbia Central: Ida’s team name is the Blue Streaks. The last time Chucky had blue streaks he spent a week in the clinic. PICK: Ida Hanover-Horton @ Manchester: The Comets are in rarified air at 4-0, but the Dutch aren’t impressed. They secretly replace the fine Gatorade they usually serve the visiting team with Folger’s Crystals. Google it. PICK: Manchester Grand Ledge @ Jackson: The Ledge’s mascot, ‘Ronny the Ram,’ breaks loose in the third quarter and goes on the run. He later enters the game and kicks a field goal to add insult to injury. PICK: Grand Ledge Marshall @ Lumen Christi: In a highly controversial move, Marshall High administrators agree to change their team name again, this time from Red Hawks to Mathers. Only a handful are impressed. PICK: Lumen Christi Michigan Center @ Napoleon: Trying to…

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JATA Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Jackson Area Transportation Authority Executive Director Brad Charkowske and Simon Foster, Government and Community Relations Manager are planning a celebration event to mark fifty years of the Authority.  Monday, September 29th at the Downtown Transfer Center, guests will be treated to refreshments and a program that looks back on the past 50 years.  The event will begin at 3:00pm.  Other guests:  Big Brothers Big Sisters Executive Director Bruce Van Eyck with Deb Chambers, "Comedy for Kids' Sake";  Shelly Hendrick, Exective Director, Jackson Habitat for Humanity;  George Veach, Kiwanis Club of Jackson Travel Adventure Film Series;  Jessica Lutz, American 1 Credit Union;  Shawna Tello and Diane Buckley, Jackson YMCA.

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