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  • Brian VanderArk, The Verve Pipe

I'm joined by Verve Pipe frontman, Brian Vander Ark.  Brian and I chat about the early years of Verve Pipe, the dream and reality of getting a record deal, sharing a tour with KISS and advice from Gene Simmons, what laid the ground work for the way he communicates with his songwriting, changes in his songwriting over the years, striking out on his own as a solo artist in 2005, changes in the music industry from 1996 to 2012 and what musicians need to do to survive and succeed, what inspired his Lawn Chairs and Living Rooms tours, his take on the Grand Rapids music scene, his interest in acting, his kids musical aspirations, and more……

Brian Vander Ark
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  • Steve Faber, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks

I'm also joined by Steve Faber from the Friends of Grand Rapids Park. Steve and I chat about the work the work they do to keep our Grand Rapids parks beautiful, what's on tap for this year's Green Gala on Thursday, August 23 at the Fishladder, the Grand Rapids Urban Forest Project, and more…..

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks
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Green Gala Thursday, August 23 at the Fishladder



I'm really looking forward to introducing you to folks around West Michigan every week who are helping to positively shape our area with their music, their art, their bold business ideas, and the causes they're passionate about!

~Paul Jendrasiak

Tom and Jake Scheidel also join me to chat about the 8th annual Jake's Music Festival to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. We talk about the eclectic group of musicians that will be performing, about some of the important things people should understand about Juvenile Diabetes, and those who help make Jake's Music Festival possible.

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