Stories from the Top Podcast

Stories from the Top is a podcast featuring people you know and people you should know. Artists, educators, and entrepreneurs linked to Southeast Michigan share stories about how they connect with others, cultivate inspiration, map out processes, or rise from failure.

Listen to and subscribe to Stories from the Top wherever you get your podcasts. New episodes will be released weekly starting May 27, 2021.

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Joan Belgrave has been a great success since she was a child, and has seven recorded albums, including tributes to Billie Holiday and Ray Charles. She’s worked with some of America’s leading jazz singers and musicians like Regina Carter and Charlie Gabriel. Local jazz radio personality and the Ann Arbor Summer Festival’s Grove Stage Manager Linda Yohn joins Joan as they dig into all aspects of her creative process, including meeting her late husband Marcus Belgrave, and her journey to becoming a producer.


In this episode, we sit down with Swaroop Bhojani, owner of the restaurant Hut-Kay Fusion and former University of Michigan Cancer Researcher. Swaroop is a Ph.D. graduate from the Indian Institute of Science and was a Max Delbrueck Fellow. He continued his post-doctoral work at the University of Michigan, where he was also appointed as a faculty in the Department Radiation Oncology. Since the start of the Covid-19 stay at home order, Hutkay Fusion has provided free food to shelter homes, safe houses, and displaced workers. Swaroop sat down with his friend and colleague Adam Hess, a Registered Nurse at St. Joseph Hospital to talk about what we eat, why we eat, and how we can eat better.


Host/Producer: James Carter, Programming & Operations Manager
Marketing & Graphics: Natalie Robbins, Marketing and Communications Manager
Interns: Associate Producer Stephani Hicks & Sound Engineer Justin Levine
Music composition & recording: Nadim Azzam
Music mix and mastering: Elliott Sabbagh


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