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My Interview With Maya Angelou [Video]

In 2009, I had the opportunity to interview Maya Angelou. Like most Americans, I only had vague knowledge of her body of work, but over the course of the interview, she exhibited a dignity and charm that won me over.  I wish I had a Grandmother as wise as her.

Maya passed away this week at the age of 86, and in this interview, she reveals what she wants to be remembered for, and her answer is beautiful.

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Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images
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Jim Carrey Gives Heartfelt Commencement Speech [Video/Audio]

Jim Carrey may be a funny guy, but he knows how to show his heart, too.

That's what the lucky students at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, found out this weekend. And you can, too. 

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My Top Five Memorial Day Movies [Video]

I know the weather this weekend will drive most people outdoors to have fun, but save this list, because these movies all honor the theme of making the ultimate sacrifice for one's country.

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Detroit Tigers’ Zubaz Strand Them In Boston!

A couple of weeks ago, it was revealed the Detroit Tigers' new relief pitcher, Joba Chamberlain, bought the team all matching tiger-stripe Zubaz warm-up suits.

You remember Zubaz, don't you? They were early '90s, comfy striped pants (I'm not gonna lie: I had 10 pairs and wore them all the time) usually associated with sports teams.

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National 9/11 Museum Dedicated Today [Video]

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are helping dedicate the new National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York today.

The memorial includes artifacts from that fateful day on Sept. 11, 2001.

What will always strike me about that day is the direct contrast between the picture perfect late summer day, and the horror unfolding in front of our eyes on television.

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PHOTO: Facebook/Team Keegan
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Update: Wee Difference Honoree Keegan Bulk Wins Award for Efforts

Last September, as part of our Wee Difference campaign, we met a young man named Keegan Bulk from Fremont.  

His efforts to get toys for hospitalized children has earned him the title of HearthSong Hero.

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PHOTO: James Whatling-Pool/Getty Images
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“Jacob” Gets Bumped As The Most Popular Boys Name, “Sophia” Still The Top Girls Choice

The Social Security Administration has released its annual list of the most popular names given to newborns.

There was an upset atop the boys list, and the trend of naming children after "Game of Thrones" characters continues.  Get ready for a "Khaleesi" sitting next to your kid in second grade in 2020.

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PHOTO courtesy of Fashion Has Heart
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Fashion Has Heart Co-Founder Michael Hyacinthe Talks to Jojo About Helping Wounded Veterans [Video]

"Fashion Has Heart" helps wounded veterans by giving them an outlet to create and express themselves through fashion design.  

The initiative brings veterans together with fashion designers in Grand Rapids in May to collaborate on projects.

Co-founder Michael Hyacinthe joined Jojo this morning to talk about the initiative and how you can help.

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Be An Office MacGuyver! Thanks To The Huff Post!

The Huffington Post has lots of fun and funny articles, as well as serious hard hitting news. Well as hard hitting as the internet will allow it to be. The best one I have seen so far can change your office life. I'm not kidding.

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Questions You Can Ask To Engage Your Kids In Conversation

If you're like me, dinner conversation with your kids goes something like this:  "What did you do at school today?"  "Eh, nothing."  "Nothing at all?" "Nope."

After talking about it on the air, a listener tipped me off to a web site that has questions designed specifically to engage your kids in conversation and to get them to open up to you.

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ICYMI: Craig’s Day at His Kids’ School

I told this story on the air Thursday.

Thursday was Take your Son or Daughter to Work Day.

My kids have been to the station a hundred times.

So, their school did Take Your Dad to School Day.

It was pretty cool. There was a Taco Bell breakfast (my love for the TB breakfast has been documented here).

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Woo-Hoo to GVSU’s Class of 2014!

It's graduation day on Saturday for Grand Valley State University's Class of 2014, with commencement at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.

Two words (or is it one?): Woo-hoo!

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