The Philippine government gifted 5 Million Philippine pesos to the University of Michigan this fall, allowing for the establishment of a class in traditional Philippine ensemble music taught by Gean Vincent Almendras.
On today's show, we talked about Michigan's status as a climate haven — and why we've already seen an influx of new residents because of it. Then, a conversation with a comedian on how stand-up helped him process some of the darkest times of his life. Plus, we sat in on an evening of indigenous and traditional music from the southern Philippines in Ann Arbor. And our friends from Cheers! signed off with a holiday cocktail recipe.