There is saying that "Music, is the strongest form of Magic", and Lorrelei Natke spends her time trying to bring that Magic to kids in Macomb County. Lorrelei is one of the founders of a non-profit called "Reason 2 Rock".
"Reason 2 Rock" is a Rock and Roll Project for young musicians incorporating classic and current rock music. The goals are musical collaboration, giving back to the community, mentoring other musicians, and making great music!
Lorrelei earned a degree in music from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, and is employed as a concert promoter. She has seven children, with many sharing her musical talents.
Reason2Rock (R2R) accepts musicians age 12 - high school graduation, of any race, religious affiliation, and social status. It is our desire to teach these young musicians the art of team work, how to run a band, and how to brainstorm and implement ideas while advancing their musicianship and knowledge of music. Listen to the interview and you will hear why Lorrelei is a WCSX "Woman Who Rocks".
In the second half of the podcast, I am always joined by Cyndy Schalter from Turning Point Macomb. This week we talk about how sending positive messages of encouragement can go a long way. A cafeteria worker at an elementary school was just implementing a random act of kindness, when it went viral.
HANOVER COUNTY, VA (WWBT) - Lunch ladies at one Hanover County school are serving up a daily dose of inspiration for students by writing messages on bananas. Jennifer Reed said the concept was created last year at Beaverdam Elementary School by a former employee.
Cyndy and I also discuss a teach who was taking wine'o'clock to the next level. The bad thing, is some people are justifying her actions. This story definitely sparks a conversation about teachers and stress levels.
Shannon Rene Beran Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office Something was not right. The elementary school teacher was behaving in an odd manner while she was on car rider pickup duty Wednesday, according to the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office. Witnesses said Shannon Rene Beran was "moving slowly and awkwardly" as she supervised student pickup at Hayden R.
And finally, a stand out track start was murdered by a man she broke it off with in Utah. Could this tragedy have been prevented? Cyndy deals with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault on a daily basis and has insight into this incident.
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