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Monday, March 2

Monday's guests: Marc Daly, United Way of Jackson, with Tony Hollow, Supt., Vandercook Lake Schools; Jerry Jarzynka, Jackson County Prosecutor, with Kathy Schmaltz; Co Chairs for Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake; Angela Machnik, Jackson Co Chamber of Commerce, Restaurant Rally; John Voelz, I Create, and performing singer/guitarist; Weekend Basketball Highlights  

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Girls District Basketball Tournament Begins

Grass Lake Community Schools Superintendent Brad Hamilton encouraged Warriors supporters to attend the first round of girls basketball district games at Grass Lake High School beginning Monday night.  Grass Lake will face Sand Creek in the first game.  The superintendent also updated viewers on Leader in Me and Energizing Education initiatives in the district.  Other guests:  Michael Bannasch, Willis & Jurasek, with Tax Talk;  Sheila Troxel and Barry Malek, Arts & Cultural Alliance of Jackson County;  Kyle Jansen and Larry McNeal, Catholic Charities, Dave DeBaker, movie reviews.

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Historic Prison Tours Set to Begin New Season

Historic Prison Tours founder Judy Gail Krasnow is set to launch a new season of tours at Jackson's original prison.  More than 30 bus tours have been scheduled for the season that begins in April.  Two tours of varying length are offered and can be scheduled on their website.  Other guests:  Derek Dobies, Jackson city councilman and vice mayor;  Jenn Shumaker, Sylvan Learning Center;  Julianna Slager, Artistic Director, Ballet 5:8;  Amy DeShon and Genesis Terrell, Albion Chamber of Commerce and Famous at the Forks talent showcase.

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Jackson Science Cafe Returns

Monica Collett, organizer of the new Jackson Science Cafe and Kristie Morris, Jackson County ISD are hosting the return of Jackson Science Cafe Monday evening, March 1 at 6pm.  The series will be held at Grand River Brewery and is free and open to all.  The brewery will offer their full menu for purchase during the event.  Other guests:  TIm Rogers, President and CEO, Enterprise Group;  Jane Robinson, Executive Director, Reading Writing Connection;  Danielle Pequet and Diane Derby, Jackson County Department on Aging and Jackson County Friends of Seniors;  Brian Surgener, Jackson Coffee Company.

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Balanced Calendar Discussion Continues

All Jackson County school districts are hosting community forums on the balanced calendar concept being considered for the 2016-17 school year.  Jackson Public Schools Superintendent Jeff Beal will be hosting the next JPS forum on March 2 at 6pm at Sharp Park Academy.  Frost Elementary Principal Jeremy Patterson encouraged parents to attend as the districts are seeking community input.  Other guests:  Amy Reimann, Executive Director, Ella Sharp Museum;  National Engineers Week with Robert Uddin, Commonwealth Associates and Jonathan Wicks, GAI Consultants (Young Engineer of the Year);  Jessica Mitchell and Therese Hesslau, Jackson Kiwanis Club,  Teressa Delph Essay and Oratorical Contest organizers Alice Lewis and Jonathan Greene, City of Jackson Human Relations Commission.

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Congressman Urges Action on Homeland Security Funding

Congressman Tim Walberg will be headed back to Washington tonight and will be urging Senate Democrats to begin debate on a funding bill. The House already passed a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security. Now, Senate Democrats are filibustering to block debate. The congressman also reported on the House passage of new "No Child Left Behind" legislation that provides states more freedom in education decisions.    Other guests:  64th District State Representative Earl Poleski;  Cindy Lyons and Kim Medlock, Jackson Area Career Center (Open House, February 26);  Jack Travioli, Cork N Cap;  Rod Malloy, Dahlem;  Steve Trosin, JSO Affinity Series.

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Monday, February 23

Today's guests on The Bart Hawley Show:  Congressman Tim Walberg, Cindy Lyons and Kim Medlock, Jackson Area Career Center;  64th District State Representative Earl Poleski;  Rod Malloy, Executive Director, Dahlem;  Steve Trosin, JSO Affinity Series;  Jack Travioli, Cork N Cap.

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