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Arts & Life

ArtPod on actors, adventurers and change

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Monni Must
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Monni Must

This week, ArtPod is aaaall about the ladies.

You name ‘em, we’ve got them: Michigan photographers, amateur actresses, adventure authors ... the works.

What unites them? They all seek a change.

First up, two moms who found each other in the neonatal intensive care unit. 

Sara Joy was about to lose her infant son. Monni Must was volunteering her talents as a family photographer, coming in to take a final family portrait for Sara and her son. What they didn’t know is how those photos would help them both heal.

Then, we head off to a different kind of Shakespearean drama.

Inmates at a Michigan’s women’s correctional facility are putting on “The Tempest.” Michigan Radio’s Kyle Norris hangs out during their rehearsals, watching the production come together and the actresses build their characters out of their own experiences.

Finally, one adventurous author takes off her hiking boots long enough to chat about her new book, "A 1000-Mile Great Lakes Walk: One Woman's Trek Along the Shorelines of All Five Great Lakes."

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