Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County /

For 27 years, the Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County has held a Celebration of Thanks event around Thanksgiving. This year, they will gather online to honor the connection to nature and to hold an interfaith celebration of thanks and joyful perseverance.

WEMU'S Lisa Barry talks with Renee Roederer, director of the Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County, about the organization and its upcoming gratitude event.

Public Domain Pictures /

12th District Congresswoman Debbie Dingell says she is inspired everyday by the men and women who fought to keep us free and believes Veterans Day is a time to salute them for their courage and bravery.

She talks with WEMU's Lisa Barry about her concerns about our democracy and why it's important not to take that for granted and suggests we thank a vet and share an act of kindness.

Nisson Glass Art /

Larry Nisson is a former psychotherapist who has been making glass art in Ann Arbor for over 30 years.  He decided a few months ago to commission local glass artists to make glass art, so he could give it away to local nonprofits to "anchor them in positivity" at this difficult time.

Lisa Barry talks with him about his idea, the inspiration behind it, and the reaction to his glass art giveaway.