This! Thank you, Kandace. I intend I am attracting more people like YOU who want
to discover the power of visual journaling for awareness, growth & resilience. xo
My Storytelling Passion Project
My storytelling Passion Project took off in 2017 when I took an audio storytelling workshop at Interlochen Public Radio. I was hooked and welcomed the opportunity to witness and share stories of bright souls in northern Michigan. The following pieces have been aired on Interlochen Public Radio. Grab a cup of tea, and take a listen. Enjoy!
Heart stones remind Traverse City woman to choose love over fear
January 27, 2021 — A lot of people are getting out and enjoying nature during the pandemic. One Traverse City woman has a habit of walking the beach ... looking for something. It’s a ritual which has become even more important during days of uncertainty. Red Pine Radio Producer Leslie Hamp has the story RIGHT HERE.
Art installation ‘Birds Fly In: A Human Refuge’ opens at Oliver Art Center
August 7, 2020 — In 2017, artist Ellie Harold was stuck in traffic in Atlanta. There was road rage all around her, and she started feeling it bubble up inside of her too. She asked herself, “Wouldn’t it be great if people could just have a place to go for a time out?” And so she built one. Red Pine Radio producer Leslie Hamp has her story RIGHT HERE.
Coming Home From India
June 10, 2020 — When the pandemic hit, Heather Aldridge wasn’t sure she’d ever get out of India. She was trapped in a hotel for three weeks longing to see her family, friends and Lake Michigan. Red Pine Radio producer Leslie Hamp has her story RIGHT HERE. (Scroll halfway down the page to the Listen arrow)
The Silver Fox of Fencing
April 13, 2020 — Julia Kline went back to fencing so she could spend more time with her teenage daughter. Now she’s ranked nationally at the age of 56. Her coach in Traverse City says she is becoming what is known in the sport as a silver fox. "She may not look like she is dangerous but she will beat younger male fencers because they underestimate her." Red Pine Radio producer Leslie Hamp has her story RIGHT HERE.
He's 80 Pounds Lighter & Never Going Back
January 10, 2020 — John Vinkemulder was overweight most of his adult life. He’d eat a lot and exercise minimally. Then eight years ago his doctor told him he was close to becoming diabetic. Red Pine Radio producer Leslie Hamp meets up with John at a Burger King to find out how he turned things around with a plant-based diet. Take a listen RIGHT HERE. (Starts around 5:00)
Three Artists Reunite for Show 50 Years After High School
June 5, 2019 — At a time when many their age have retired, three northern Michigan artists are reuniting for a multimedia exhibit. They were the stars of the art department at Traverse City Central High School 50 years ago. Now they're getting back together and seeing each other in a whole new light. Red Pine Radio producer Leslie Hamp has their story RIGHT HERE.
TC Skier Finds Healing on the Trail
February 8, 2019 — Many of the best cross-country skiers in Michigan will line up in Traverse City this weekend for the 43rd annual North American Vasa ski races. One of those skiers is local resident Anders Gillis, who won the 34-kilometer classic race last year. Anders was not always in shape for a ski marathon. After a personal tragedy, the lifelong athlete fell into depression and put on significant weight. Red Pine Radio producer has his story RIGHT HERE.
An unconventional music student Follows His Passion
January 12, 2019 — Bob Tarkington always wanted to go to music school. So when the Frankfort summer resident retired, he decided to do just that. It took two tries to get accepted, but now Tarkington is a senior in a jazz studies program in Georgia. He says it’s easy to spot him in his school choir: just look for the student with a shock of white hair. Red Pine Radio producer Leslie Hamp has his story RIGHT HERE.
Not Everyone Has the Ability to Remember Faces
December 7, 2018 — Imagine not always being able to recognize the faces of the people in your life. For Benzonia resident Cheryl Bartz, it's something she has to deal with daily. It's a condition called prosopagnosia – also called face blindness – and it's more common than you think. Red Pine Radio producer Leslie Hamp has her story RIGHT HERE.