Episode Thirty Eight - Lorrelei Natke

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.

Lunch ladies give daily dose of inspiration to students via bananas

Lunch ladies at one Hanover County school are serving up a daily dose of inspiration for students by writing messages on bananas!

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.

Bag of wine found in possibly drunk teacher's class, cops say | The State

An elementary school teacher in Louisiana who was acting oddly during student pickup, was arrested after a partially consumed bag of wine was located in her classroom, the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office said

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.

Could the Murder of a College Track Star by Her Sex Offender Ex Have Been Prevented?

Despite allegations that a convicted sex offender was harassing Lauren McCluskey, campus police never notified his parole officers

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