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Laugh to Stoopid Criminals in the News, the Doofus of the Day, and Todd’s other tongue-in-cheek features. Get the latest news from our Keweenaw Report, local sports, and weather from the WeatherEye Weather Center. And, you’ll enjoy a great mix of country music – the newest hits, and your favorite classics (especially on Throwback Thursday).

Todd also welcomes special guests to the program, from newsmakers and community leaders to musicians and entertainers. Make sure you start each day with your Morning Coffee on KBear 102.3, or via our stream!

Posted February 23, 2017 – CopperDog 150, Hockey Week – there’s a lot going on in Calumet right now. Leah Polzien from Main Street Calumet stopped by the studio with her weekly update. Here the latest here:

Posted February 21, 2017 – Brian Donnelly from CopperDog 150 Lead Dog Sponsor River Valley Bank visited Todd with an update bout volunteer staffing needs for the upcoming race. Check the opportunities and sign up at CopperDog150.com. Hear the discussion here:

Posted February 16, 2017 – Leah Polzien brought the latest information from Calumet in our weekly Main Street Calumet update. Listen to the discussion here:


Posted February 14, 2017 – Dr. Frederick Rau from Aspirus Keweenaw visited Todd to talk about advances in orthopedic surgery, and treatments that are now available in the Keweenaw. Hear the details here:

Posted February 13, 2017 – Krissy Putz from Dial Help and Lt. Nick Roberts from the Houghton Police Department visited the studio with details about the Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour stop in Houghton on April 6th. Find out how to get your tickets here:

Posted February 9, 2017 – Main Street Calumet’s Leah Polzien stopped by the studio for her weekly visit. Find out about some interesting coffee here:


Posted February 6, 2017 – Chad Borgen from the band Outlaw’d stopped by the studio to talk about the band, and the South Range Fourth of July fundraiser they’re playing at Saturday night at the Range Lounge. Hear the discussion, and some of Chad’s music here:

Posted February 3, 2017 – Todd welcomed Aspirus Keweenaw Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Kenneth Pherson to the studio. Aspirus has dramatically increased the orthopedic services it offers locally. Find out how you can have your medical issues addressed right here in the Copper Country!


Posted February 2, 2017 – Todd talked with the Keweenaw Peninsula’s official groundhog, Tapiola Toivo, at his hutch at Otter Lake. Did he see his shadow? Listen here:

Posted February 2, 2017 – Leah Polzien from Main Street Calumet stopped by the studio for her weekly Calumet update. Hear what’s happening here:

Posted January 31, 2017 – Lt. Nick Roberts from the Houghton Police Department checked in with an update about Saturday’s Pigs N Heat hockey game. Tons of fun – tons of great prizes – tickets will be available at the door at 7:00 at the SDC!

Posted January 26, 2017 – Todd welcomed Leah Polzien from Main Street Calumet with her weekly update. Hear about an important, special Calumet Village Council meeting here:


Posted January 20, 2017 – Todd hosted members of the Finnish Theme Committee with a preview of Heikinpäivä. Learn about the enrichment classes, other activities, and the big day Saturday, January 28th, here:

Posted January 19, 2017 – Leah Polzein from Main Street Calumet stopped by with her weekly update. Hear about an exciting project that could open up a lot of redevelopment grant possibilities here:

Posted January 12, 2017 – Leah Polzein from Main Street Calumet made her weekly visit to the KBear 102 studio, with news about a couple of fun winter events this weekend. Hear about a snowshoe hike, and Winter Trails Day at Swedetown here:

Posted January 12, 2017 – Lt. Nick Roberts from the Houghton Police Department called the KBear Line with information about dealing with the snow that’s building up in your driveway. Find out what you can – and can’t – do here:

Posted January 5, 2017 – Leah Polzien from Main Street Calumet dropped by for her weekly visit. What really goes on during those Calumet First Fridays? Listen for the answer here, and visit one yourself tomorrow!

Posted January 4, 2017 – Lt. Nick Roberts from the Houghton Police Department visited with details about the upcoming Pigs N Heat hockey game on February 4th. Get tickets from any local law enforcement officer or firefighter, at the Houghton Police Department, or at the door at the SDC. Listen to the details here:

Posted December 30, 2016 – State Representative Scott Dianda visited Todd with New Year greetings, and a Lansing update that touched on several issues, and his own political future. Hear the discussion here:

Posted December 29, 2016 – Leah Polzien from Main Street Calumet brought information about Saturday’s free kids dogsled rides, and upcoming events at the Swedetown Trails to her weekly visit. Listen to the discussion here:

Posted December 22, 2016 – Leah Polzien from Main Street Calumet dropped by the studio with her weekly update on activities in Calumet. Santa makes one more visit on Saturday! Hear about it here:

Posted December 19, 2016 – Todd spoke with State Senator Tom Casperson about recent activity in Lansing, including wolf hunting, the future of our electrical system, and assistance for families with special needs students. Listen to the conversation here:

Posted December 15, 2016 – Main Street Calumet’s Leah Polzien stopped by the studio with her weekly update. Christmas fun continues on Saturday, and the discussion about the future of Calumet, Laurium and Calumet Township is underway. Hear the discussion here:

Posted December 9, 2016 – Todd talked with John Denver tribute artist Ted Vigil about the show he’s bringing to the Calumet Theatre tomorrow night. Get tickets at the box office, or at their website, and hear Ted’s thoughts about John Denver here:

Posted December 8, 2016 – Leah Polzien from Main Street Calumet made her weekly visit with an update about Calumet’s Christmas activities. Christmas in Calumet continues each Saturday through Christmas Eve. Hear more here:

Posted December 1, 2016 – Leah Polzien from Main Street Calumet dropped by the KBear 102 studio to preview Calumet’s Christmas activities – the Christmas Tree lighting Friday, December 2nd, and the Christmas in Calumet celebrations each Saturday through Christmas Eve. Hear the details here:

Posted November 30, 2016 – Cynthia Coté from the Copper Country Community Arts Center stopped by the studio with a preview of Saturday’s Poor Artists Sale. It runs from 11:00 until 4:00 at the Calumet High School gym. Hear about it here:

Posted November 21, 2016 – Angela Luskin from UP Health System-Portage visited Todd with details about Thursday’s 5k Turkey Trot. Sign up for free here, and listen for details here:

Posted November 9, 2016 – The morning after an incredibly close election in Michigan, Fred Woodhams from the Secretary of State’s office checked in with Todd to discuss how the process worked. Listen to the discussion here:

Posted October 28, 2016 – Lt. Nick Roberts from the Houghton Police Department dropped by the studio with last-minute information about Treat Street on Saturday, and Halloween on Monday. Hear it here:

Posted October 21, 2016 – Barb Mattila, Jack Ham and Jeff Weeks from DDIY visited Todd with information about the ATV Color Ride that takes place tomorrow. Find details on the DDIY website, and listen to the discussion here:

Posted October 21, 2016 – Lt. Nick Roberts from the Houghton Police Department stopped by the studio with details about tonight’s Copper Bowl parade, a kids’ Halloween event at the Portage Lake District Library, and Treat Street next weekend. Hear the conversation here:

Posted October 17, 2016 – State Senator Tom Casperson shared his thoughts about Donald Trump, the election process, the L’Anse Warden Power Plant and the Ottawa National Forest camps with Todd. Hear the discussion here:

 

Posted October 11, 2016 – As Domestic Violence Awareness Month continues, Mary Niemela from the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home stopped by the studio with details about the “Crafting for a Cause” fundraiser on Saturday, October 15th. Find details on our KeweenawReport.com Community Calendar. Listen to the conversation here:


Posted September 28, 2016 – Mary Niemela from the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home visited Todd with details about two upcoming events to commemorate Domestic Violence Month. The Ride Against Abuse will be held on Monday, October 3rd. A fundraiser fall color cruise on the Portage will be held Thursday, October 6th. Find details on our KeweenawReport.com Community Calendar. Hear the conversation here:

Posted September 19, 2016 – State Representative Tom Casperson checked in with Todd. Hear his thoughts on wetlands v private property rights, and resettlement of Middle Eastern refugees in Michigan, here:

Posted September 8, 2016 – John Niemela from the Copper Country Homeless Prevention Coalition checked in at the studio with details about the Project Homeless Connect event coming up on Thursday, September 15th. Learn more about the event here. Hear his conversation with Todd here:

Posted August 30th, 2016 – Angela Luskin from UP Health System-Portage visited Todd to share details about Monday’s Labor Day Lift Bridge Walk. Sign up here (for free), and listen to the discussion here:

Posted August 23rd, 2016 – Drew Cramer from the Keweenaw National Historical Park stopped by the studio with details about how the KNHP will celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service on Thursday. Activities are planned at midday at the Quincy Mine, and in the afternoon at the Visitors’ Center in Calumet. Hear more here:

Posted August 15th, 2016 – Bubba Magowan and Buck Foltz from the Houghton Fire Department visited Todd with details about the Fill the Boot campaign, which will take place on Tuesday, August 16th. Find out how to support the Relay for Life here:

Posted August 15th, 2016 – State Senator Tom Casperson called Todd with an update on state issues. Hear his thoughts on Donald Trump, county mine inspectors, and the ongoing lead crisis here:

Posted August 11th, 2016 – David Crowley visited the studio to talk about the upcoming Big 150 Parade to celebrate Calumet Township’s Sesquicentennial. Please sign up to be in the parade as quickly as possible. Get details here. Listen to Todd and David’s discussion here:

Posted July 29th, 2016 – Mary Niemela from the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home stopped by the studio to talk with Todd about their upcoming golf outing. Hear the details, and find out how you can become a Shelter volunteer, here:

Posted July 27th, 2016 – Stephanie Swartzendruber from the American Cancer Society visited Todd in the studio to preview the Baraga County Relay for Life (this Friday) and the Copper Country Relay for Life (August 18th). Hear how you can support the fight against cancer here:

Posted July 27th, 2016 – PJ Olsson and Zander Worm stopped by the studio to talk about PJ’s Rock Camp, and the Big Show Saturday night at the Rozsa Center. Learn how Rock Camp helps young musicians here:

Posted July 18, 2016 – State Senator Tom Casperson joined Todd by phone. Hear his thoughts on expanded hate crime legislation being proposed in Michigan, and the recent tragic attacks on police officers here:

Posted July 15, 2016 – Singer and songwriter Hannah Bethel called Todd to talk about her career, and her show Saturday evening at the Orpheum Theater. The program starts at 8:30. See her there, and catch up with her here:

Posted July 13, 2016 – Todd talked with Mike Roberts from the Aura Jamboree about this weekend’s big event at the Aura Community Hall. Check the performance schedule here, and listen to their conversation here:

Posted July 7, 2016 – Lt. Nick Roberts from the Houghton Police Department dropped in to talk with Todd about the unfortunate vandalism of the Houghton Veterans Memorial. If you know anything about this, please call the Houghton Police Department at 482-2121. Listen to their discussion here:

Posted July 6, 2016 – Dennis Walikainen and Jeff Foss stopped by the studio to preview this weekend’s 59th annual International Frisbee Tournament in Calumet. Get the latest details here, and listen to the conversation here:

Posted June 28, 2016 – Angela Luskin from UP Health System-Portage visited Todd to talk about volunteer opportunities with the upcoming Hancock Canal Run. Helping out is fun and easy! Sign up here, and listen to their conversation here:

Posted June 20, 2016 – State Senator Tom Casperson called Todd, and they talked about how to prevent Orlando-style tragedies in Michigan, and how to boost support for arts and vocation education in our schools. Hear the discussion here:

Posted June 16, 2016 – Susie Landers from Bridgefest 2016 stopped by the studio to preview this weekend’s big event. See the Bridgefest schedule here. See the Rotary Seafood Fest schedule and buy tickets here. Listen to Todd and Susie’s discussion here:

Posted June 2, 2016 – Kathy Aten and Sandy Lewin from Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly stopped by to promote their upcoming pancake breakfast, which will raise money for their medical transportation program for area seniors. Breakfast will be served Saturday from 7:00 until noon at their facility in downtown Hancock. Learn more about Little Brothers and its programs here, and listen to the discussion here:

Posted June 1, 2016 – Angela Luskin from U.P. Health System-Portage visited Todd to preview Saturday’s Health and Safety Fair. It’s fun and informative event for the whole family. Find out more at their website, and listen to the discussion here:

Posted May 19, 2016 – David Crowley from the Bridgefest Committee stopped in to talk with Todd about the big parade on June 17th. Participants are encouraged to sign up now at the Bridgefest website, or at the Chamber of Commerce office. The route will be different this year because of the construction in Hancock. Hear all about it here:

Posted May 18, 2016 – Tessa Dvorak from the Keweenaw Family Resource Center visited Todd with details about the Childcare Licensing breakfast planned for tomorrow, and their 25th Anniversary Celebration scheduled for June 3rd. Find out more about the KFRC at their website, and learn more about the need for childcare in the Copper Country in their discussion here:

Posted May 16, 2016 – State Senator Tom Casperson called in to talk with Todd about gender equity, the KBIC Marquette casino issue, and continuing problems with the state unemployment system. Hear their discussion here:

Posted May 13, 2016 – Mary Niemela from the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home stopped by the studio with details about tomorrow’s Keweenaw PATH fundraiser. Get full details about the fundraiser here, and listen to Todd and Mary’s conversation here:

Posted April 27, 2016 – Jeremiah Mason from the Keweenaw National Historical Park visited Todd with a preview of tomorrow night’s Local History Smackdown at the Calumet Theatre. Get the lowdown here:

Posted April 18, 2016 – State Senator Tom Casperson checked in with an update on several issues in Lansing. Hear his thoughts about school LGBT guidelines, road conditions and the state budget surplus here:

Posted March 25, 2016 – State Senator Tom Casperson called the KBear Line with an update on some breaking issues from Lansing, including the Detroit Schools bailout, the Emergency Manager law, and the Capital View office building. Hear his comments here:

Posted March 22, 2016 – Laura Miller from the Calumet Theatre stopped by the studio to talk about the theatre’s Grand Raffle and the Gala Fundraiser coming on April 2nd. Hear the details here:

Posted March 21, 2016 – Carol Korpela and Julie Beck from Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly visited Todd in the studio to talk about their free Easter dinners for seniors. Find out how you can attend – or help – here:

Posted February 26, 2016 – State Representative Scott Dianda dropped in to the studio to talk about the CopperDog 150. Hear his thoughts here:

Posted February 24, 2016 – Brian Donnelly from the CopperDog 150 stopped by the show to share some last-minute volunteer needs. Find out how you can help here:

Posted February 22, 2016 – State Representative Scott Dianda checked in on the KBear Line to talk about the CopperDog 150, and issues in Lansing. Hear his comments here:

Posted February 22, 2016 – State Senator Tom Casperson called the KBear Line to talk about issues in Lansing, and the CopperDog 150. Hear the interview here:

Posted February 18, 2016 – Brian Donnelly from the CopperDog 150 stopped by the studio to preview Saturday’s Volunteer Training Session. Helping the CopperDog is lots of fun! Find out how to get involved here:

Posted February 16, 2016 – Hunter Bishop, Olivia Hohnholt and Sohom Mehendale from Houghton middle School, and Drama Club Adviser David Crowley, joined Todd in the studio to talk about the plays they’ll be presenting this weekend. Listen to the discussion here:

Posted February 10, 2016 – Cynthia Coté from the Copper Country Community Arts Center visited Todd with information about Friday’s Parade of Confections. Get the delicious details here:

Posted February 2, 2016 – Todd called the Keweenaw Peninsula’s resident groundhog, Tapiola Toivo, at his burrow on the shore of Otter Lake, to see if he saw his shadow. Things did not go as planned:

Posted January 28, 2016 – David Maki from the Finnish Theme Committee joined Todd in the studio to preview this weekend’s Heikinpäivä activities in Hancock. Hear the latest here:

Posted January 27, 2016 – Brian Donnelly from the CopperDog 150 visited Todd to talk about volunteer opportunities with the race, and the Lead Volunteer training session this Saturday. Hear the discussion here:

Posted January 20, 2016 – Mac Marzke from the Copper Country Humane Society visited Todd with a preview of Saturday night’s “Raise the Woof” comedy fundraiser at the Orpheum Theater. Todd will be the emcee, and hopes to see you there! Hear about it here:

Posted January 19, 2016 – Amanda McConnon from Keweenaw Young Professionals and Erin Kauppila from the Calumet Players dropped by the studio with details about the Murder Mystery Dinner they’re planning on February 20th. This sounds really fun! Hear the details here:

Posted January 19, 2016 – Lt. Nick Roberts from the Houghton Police Department visited the studio with information about how to deal with our recent snowfall – driving, parking and snow removal. Hear the discussion here: