Take This Job and Love It

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Every week, Take This Job and Love It connects with the people that keep central and northern Michigan running. We ask questions, like "what does a provost really do?" or "did you grow up wanting to be a lighthouse keeper?"  We'll talk with engineers, winemakers, fishermen, store owners, florists, and many other people.

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Take This Job and Love It: Kayaker

Aug 12, 2019

The Mackinac Bridge is one of the most-recognized symbols in Michigan. Tourists flock to the bridge each year just for the view of, and from, the miles-long bridge. 

As part of our series, Take This Job and Love It, Steve Keene met with someone whose job gives him a slightly different view of the Mighty Mac.



Take This Job and Love It: Lighthouse Keeper

Aug 3, 2019

For more than one hundred and fifty years, the Point Iroquois Lighthouse has stood on the shore of Lake Superior. Now the lighthouse is one of the few in the state which still operates with the help of a lighthouse keeper.

Take This Job and Love It: Opera Singer

Jul 22, 2019
Sara Byks

In Sault Ste Marie the locks bring the noise. You can hear the alarms of the gates, the foghorns, and the sound of the boats on the lake. But just a few blocks away from the locks, you can hear sounds like no other, all you have to do is listen…

Take This Job and Love It: Infielder/Outfielder

Jun 24, 2019
Traverse City Pit Spitters

  When you think of a summer job, you might think of an ice cream parlour, a lifeguard, or maybe construction, Andrew Morrow’s summer job is a bit different.


During the school year Andrew goes to Michigan State University and this summer he’s working with the Traverse City Pit Spitters, playing baseball as an infielder and outfielder. He said it’s a job he’s always dreamed of doing.

Take This Job and Love It: Soo Locks Engineer

Jun 10, 2019
Sara Byks

Seven thousand ships pass through the Soo Locks each year carrying more than eighty millions pounds of cargo. Whether it is small recreational boats or thousand foot freighters, every boat that passes through the locks does so with the help of engineers.