Kristen Matthews is a proud Michigan native, originally hailing from the Detroit area. She cultivated her passion for radio at Specs Howard School of Media Arts and embarked on a career journey as an intern in Detroit in 2011, eventually finding her way to Lansing, where she's spent the last 12 years of her radio career. Nestled in Lansing, she shares a home with her husband, baby, and two beloved pets. When not on the airwaves, she immerses herself in Dungeons & Dragons, indulges in movie nights, bakes delectable treats, enjoys reading, attends concerts, and is an avid aficionado of all things related to The Office. Explore her writing and learn all about the Lansing area restaurant scene, odd things about Michigan, and all the most interesting real estate the Midwest has to offer.
MDOT: Beets Beat Snow, Battling Michigan’s Icy Snow With Vegetables
Michigan's search for road salt alternatives: enter beet juice.
Michigan Goodwill Doesn’t Want You to Donate These 19 Items
Before you take all those unwanted items to Goodwill, are you sure that they'll accept all those donations? See what Goodwill won't and will accept.
A Brand New Restaurant Has Officially Opened in Lansing
Craving Mexican cuisine? There's a new restaurant in Lansing that just opened.
Will Michigan See Snow on Christmas in 2023?
Will there be a white Christmas for Michigan this year? Here's what the Farmers' Almanac has to say.
This is the Deadliest Stretch of Road in Michigan
You might be surprised to learn that Michigan's deadliest stretch of road isn't on I-94. Don't get it wrong, I-94 makes the list, but there's another road that is more deadly. Find out where it is.
16 Items That Michigan Food Banks Would Love to Receive
The holiday season is also the season of giving. If you are going to make a donation to a local food bank, here are some items they would really love to get.
Take a Short Trip to Michigan’s Shortest Highway
Michigan plays pretty fast and loose with the term "highway". See where the shortest highway in Michigan can be found.
The Income Needed to Afford Rent in Michigan and Every Other State
Rent across the nation is outrageously high. But, it's cheaper to live in some states than others. See the income you'd need to live in Michigan.
You’ll Need a Map for the Largest Bookstore in Michigan
When entering this four-story bookstore, you're offered a map, and you may want to take it... Take a peek inside the largest used bookstore in Michigan.
Head Here This Weekend to See Peak Fall Colors in Michigan
Ready for a fall road trip? This weekend would be perfect to see the gorgeous fall colors. Here's where to head this weekend for peak fall foliage in Michigan.
The Best U-Pick Pumpkins Patches in Mid Michigan
Heading into the fall and spooky season, pumpkins make for the perfect combo-decor item. Here are the best places in Mid-Michigan to pick your own pumpkin.
Michigan is Home to One of the Most Stressed Cities in America
Out of over 180 cities, one Michigan city finds itself on the top of the list for one of the "most stressed cities in America". Find out which city is stressing.