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Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2024 with Rachel Lamppa - Featured Image

Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2024 with Rachel Lamppa

It's Sexual Assault Awareness Month here at Copper Shores and the Copper Shores Podcast is ready to talk about what's happening here in ...

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Getting Ahead, Through the Eye of an Investigator

Copper Shores Bridges is underway, and the first Investigators have graduated from the Getting Ahead program. Cheyenne, a graduate of the first ...

State of the Foundation with Kevin Store

The Copper Shores Podcast is BACK! With a new name and a great new soundtrack thanks to Ontonagon-native Noah Lukkari! Our first episode back - ...

Michigan Nonprofit Relief Fund with Amy Quinn from Grow and Lead

Nonprofit organizations in the U.P. now have another opportunity for funding with the Michigan Nonprofit Relief Fund. Amy Quinn joined us to talk ...

Help Us Plan a Healthier Future with a Wellness Campus

Portage Health Foundation is considering the construction of a multi-use community wellness campus and is seeking public input from community members ...

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly Talks Leadership Transition and #GivingTuesday

In the third and final PHF Podcast episode previewing #GivingTuesday 2022 we welcome Carol Korpela and Cathy Kass-Aten from Little Brothers Friends ...

A new location and a mighty match to inspire #GivingTuesday donors

In this episode of the PHF Podcast we continue previewing #GivingTuesday by interviewing two of the 26 amazing nonprofit organizations who are ...

Talking #GivingTuesday 2022 with 31 Backpacks and unite Mental Health and Wellness

We’re three weeks away from #GivingTuesday and what better way to prepare than a podcast featuring a couple of the incredible nonprofits focused on ...

Community Health Interns Reflect on Summer 2022 Experience

This summer Portage Health Foundation staff was joined by Community Health Interns Ally Ronis and Lucy Campbell. The two helped with a number of ...

Get to know Project Lifesaver with Detective Lieutenant Charlie Klein

It's been nearly a year since Project Lifesaver launched in Michigan's Copper Country, and with that Portage Health Foundation thought it would be a ...

Community Meals Bring Neighbors Together | CCSM Older Americans Month Part 4

Welcome to the final episode of our four-part series highlighting the amazing work done at Copper Country Senior Meals! In this episode we visit the ...

Delivering Joy and Kindness | CCSM Older Americans Month Part 3

As part of Older Americans Month, CCSM is partnering with the Portage Health Foundation for a special series of podcast episodes highlighting what ...

Cooking Up Joy and Kindness | CCSM Older Americans Month Part 2

As part of Older Americans Month, CCSM is partnering with the Portage Health Foundation for a special series of podcast episodes highlighting what ...

Overview of Copper Country Senior Meals with Kathleen Harter | CCSM Older Americans Month Part 1

As part of Older Americans Month, CCSM is partnering with the Portage Health Foundation for a special series of podcast episodes highlighting what ...

Sexual Assault Awareness Month with Dial Help’s Paige Setter-Hallwachs

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and for the fourth straight year Dial Help is bringing it to the attention of Keweenaw residents with their ...

People of 2022 Keweenaw Seed Swap

The PHF Podcast is doing something a little different this time as host Michael H. Babcock was the reporter on the street at the annual Keweenaw Seed ...

Community Food Survey Needs Participants Like You

Taking 20 minutes out of your day will help researchers better understand the Western U.P. Food System. That’s the idea behind the recently announced ...

Get to know Superior Educators and Capturing Kids’ Hearts with Hillary Sundblad

Hillary Sundblad has turned into a real MVP of sorts when it comes to Portage Health Foundation. She’s a process champion at Ontonagon Area Schools ...

Job Opportunities at PHF with Executive Director Kevin Store

Portage Health Foundation Executive Director Kevin Store is back on the PHF Podcast to talk about some huge things happening at the Foundation with ...

Superior Search and Rescue 101 with President Darian Reed

In this edition of the Portage Health Foundation Podcast, we visit with Superior Search and Rescue (SSAR) President Darian Reed. In the podcast we ...

Stephanie Graef joins The Dirkside to talk Human Trafficking

This special edition of the PHF Podcast features Stephanie Graef of the U.P. Human Trafficking Task Force on Mix 93 WKMJ with morning DJ Dirk ...

Ring of Silence Director Nicole Bowers Wallace Discusses Film

When Film Director Nicole Bowers Wallace was first presented with the idea of making a film about human trafficking, she had questions. It’s a touchy ...

New location and more local food part of Keweenaw Co-op’s vision

On this edition of the Portage Health Foundation Podcast we welcomed Curt Webb from the Keweenaw Co-op. Webb has been with the Co-op for more than ...

Giving Tuesday 2021 - Episode 3 (Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter, Calumet Township Fire Department, Copper Country Angel Mission and Copper Country Senior Meals)

Giving Tuesday 2021 is November 30, 2021 and the Portage Health Foundation is once again supporting our non-profit community with a $200,000 match ...

Giving Tuesday 2021 - Episode 2 (Habitat for Humanity, Mercy EMS, Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club, Ontonagon County Cancer Association)

Giving Tuesday 2021 is November 30, 2021 and the Portage Health Foundation is once again supporting our non-profit community with a $200,000 match ...

Giving Tuesday 2021 - Episode 1 (Gift of Music, Search & Rescue, Swedetown, KFRC)

Giving Tuesday 2021 is November 30, 2021 and the Portage Health Foundation is once again supporting our non-profit community with a $200,000 match ...

ConnectUP provides non-emergency medical transportation in Upper Peninsula of Michigan

In the latest episode of the PHF Podcast we talk with Clark Harder, Administrator of the Michigan Transportation Connection which received $800,000 ...

Do this when someone confides to you about domestic violence

In this edition of the PHF Podcast we talk with Mary Niemela - Executive Director at Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home. Niemela provides insight ...

Human Trafficking 101 Events Coming to Copper Country

In this edition of the PHF Podcast we talk with Stephanie Graef of the U.P. Human Trafficking Task Force about upcoming events in the Copper Country. ...

Vern Hazard discusses the life-changing effect of Capturing Kids’ Hearts

The 2021-22 academic year is fast approaching and with that comes the fourth year in a row Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is bringing Capturing ...

Chef James Rigato Previews Gordon Ramsay's Uncharted in Upper Peninsula

This weekend the Upper Peninsula's food scene will be highlighted during an episode of Gordan Ramsay: Uncharted on National Geographic TV. The ...

Introducing Bridges Out of Poverty with Treasure McKenzie

In July 2021 Portage Health Foundation (PHF) welcomed Treasure McKenzie to Michigan's Copper Country to introduce community members to Bridges Out of ...

UP and Moving just getting started after more than 100 workouts

When it became clear COVID-19 was a serious threat, there were many emotions for people around the world. For students led by Steve Elmer, PhD, ...

Discussing UPSET West’s Profound Impact with Detective Sergeant Jason Wickstrom

Detective Sergeant Jason Wickstrom from the Michigan State Police stopped in to discuss the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team for the ...

Seedy May discussed with Rachael Pressley and Dr. Michelle Seguin

The Portage Health Foundation Podcast is about to get to the roots of an incredible event series taking place this month with the title “Seedy May.” ...

National Child Abuse Prevention Month with Iola Brubaker

Iola Brubaker of the Keweenaw Family Resource Center joined the PHF Podcast to discuss National Child Abuse Prevention Month. National Child Abuse ...

Good Grief is Group Grief at Omega House with Cynthia Drake

In this episode we talk with Cynthia Drake, the Grief Educator at Omega House. She is the host of a monthly community grief support group. The Third ...

Karyn Juntunen discusses school gardens, community gardens and more

In the latest PHF Podcast, Karyn Juntunen from the Copper Country Intermediate School District joins host Michael H. Babcock and Portage Health ...

Leah Polzien recaps Main Street Calumet Farmers Market's Incredible 2020

The Main Street Calumet Farmers Market had a banner year in 2020. Despite the challenges brought on by a global pandemic, they saw more vendors, more ...

#GivingTuesday recap with Media Intern Ariele Kauppila

This podcast is the final one in our 2020 Giving Tuesday series. Today we talked with our Intern, Ariele Kauppila, to discuss our Giving Tuesday ...

#GivingTuesday 2020 - Cathy Kass-Aten from Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly

This podcast is a part of our Giving Tuesday series and today we talked with Cathy Kass-Aten from Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly. Little ...

#GivingTuesday 2020 - Cynthia MacDonald from Swedetown Trails Club

This podcast is a part of our Giving Tuesday series and today we talked with Cynthia MacDonald from Swedetown Trails. In winter, Swedetown Trails ...

#GivingTuesday 2020 - Kristine Putz from Dial Help

This podcast is a part of our Giving Tuesday series and today we talked with Kristine Putz from Dial Help. Their team of staff and volunteers know ...

#GivingTuesday 2020 - Charmaine and John Parsons from Dan Schmitt Gift of Music

This podcast is a part of our Giving Tuesday series and today we talked with Charmaine and John Parsons from Dan Schmitt Gift of Music. Their mission ...

#GivingTuesday 2020 - Lynnette Borree from Simple Kindness for Youth (SKY)

This podcast is a part of our Giving Tuesday series and today we talked with Lynnette Borree from Simple Kindness for Youth (SKY). Their mission is ...

#GivingTuesday 2020 - Jennifer Szubielak from Copper Country Senior Meals

This podcast is a part of our Giving Tuesday series and today we talked with Jennifer Szubielak from Copper Country Senior Meals. Copper Country ...

#GivingTuesday 2020 - Angie Kolehmainen from the Baraga County Shelter Home

This podcast is a part of our Giving Tuesday series and today we talked with Angie Kolehmainen from the Baraga County Shelter Home. Their work is ...

#GivingTuesday 2020 - Melissa Maki from 31 Backpacks

This podcast is a part of our Giving Tuesday series and today we talked with Melissa Maki from 31 Backpacks. 31 Backpacks is a 100% volunteer-based ...

#GivingTuesday 2020 - Iola Brubaker from the Keweenaw Family Resource Center

This podcast is a part of our Giving Tuesday series and today we talked with Iola Brubaker from the Keweenaw Family Resource Center. Their mission is ...

#GivingTuesday 2020 - Tammy Lancioni and Karen Bradley from the Ontonagon County Cancer Association

This podcast is a part of our Giving Tuesday series and today we talked with Tammy Lancioni and Karen Bradley from the Ontonagon County Cancer ...

#GivingTuesday 2020 - Darian Reed from Superior Search & Rescue

This podcast is a part of our Giving Tuesday series and today we talked with Darian Reed from Superior Search & Rescue. They are a ground-based, ...

#GivingTuesday 2020 - Michael Lutz from the Omega House

This podcast is a part of our Giving Tuesday series and today we talked with Michael Lutz from the Omega House. The Omega House offers an ...

#GivingTuesday 2020 - Mary Niemela from the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home

This podcast is a part of our Giving Tuesday series and today we chatted with Mary Niemela from the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home. The shelter ...

Nathan Miller from the Copper Harbor Trails Club talks #GivingTuesday 2020

This podcast is the first of our #GivingTuesday series! Today we sat down with Nathan Miller from the Copper Harbor Trails Club. This organization ...

Introducing Ariele Kauppila, Media Intern for #GivingTuesday

This is an introduction to our Media Intern Ariele Kauppila, who will be working with us for our Giving Tuesday event on December 1. We talk about ...

Announcing our #GivingTuesday 2020 partners!

Last week we sat down with Josh Y. from Mix 93 to introduce the 18 non-profit partners we have this year for #GivingTuesday! Tune in to this episode ...

Addiction Series E13 - Portage Health Foundation Efforts

Welcome to the final episode of the Portage Health Foundation Addiction Series. As we finish up we’ll hear from PHF board chair Bernadette ...

Addiction Series E12 - UPSET West

It’s amazing what can happen when a community comes together for a noble cause. That’s precisely what happened with the formation of UPSET West, ...

Addiction Series E11 - Mental Health & Addiction

As you’ll hear in Episode 11 of the Portage Health Foundation Addiction Series, the vast majority of those suffering from addiction also have some ...

Addiction Series E10 - Impact on Community

The 10th of 13 episodes in Portage Health Foundation's Addiction Series. See all of the episodes and subscribe for alerts when new episodes are ...

Addiction Series E9 - The Solution to Addiction

Today in the Portage Health Foundation Addiction Series we’re looking optimistically at what our community can be, and is, doing to combat the ...

Addiction Series E8 - Addiction and Health

The range of effects addiction can have on a person are drastic, and often are deeper than those who are trying to help someone through addiction can ...

Addiction Series E7 - Medical Treatment for Addiction

he medical community is consistently doing its best to serve those suffering from addiction. In this episode, we’ll talk to Dr. Adam Frimodig from UP ...

Addiction Series E6- Addiction Never Sleeps

In this episode of the Portage Health Foundation Addiction Series we’ll talk with former addict Nikki Collins, Houghton’s Chief of Police John ...

Addiction Series E5- The Economic Impact of Addiction

In the fifth episode of the Portage Health Foundation Addiction Series, we dive into the impact addiction has on our community with the ...

Introducing Biblio Bistro with Michael Stanitis and Meghan Jaszczak

This week we launched a new cooking series called Biblio Bistro. In today's episode of the PHF Podcast we hear two interviews previewing the new ...

Addiction Series E4- Role of Law Enforcement in Addiction

Welcome back the Portage Health Foundation Addiction Series. In this episode we’ll hear quite a bit from Houghton Police Chief John Donnelly about ...

Addiction Series E3- The Stigma

Through two episodes of Portage Health Foundation’s Addiction Series we’ve learned how serious of an issue addiction is in our community and how ...

Addiction Series E2- The Brain and Addiction

Welcome back to the Portage Health Foundation’s Addiction Series. In the first episode we heard about how addiction is a serious issue in our ...

Addiction Series E1- Addiction, The Problem

Addiction is something we don’t often talk about, but as we’re about to find out, the issue is a very real one in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. ...

Previewing The Addiction Series with Todd Van Dyke

A sunny Friday morning in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula brought Michael H. Babcock over to the K-Bear 102.3 FM studio to preview The Addiction ...

Welcome to the PHF Podcast!

Welcome to the Portage Health Foundation Podcast! Today's introduction is from Michael H. Babcock, who lets you know what you can expect from this ...