Veteran automotive journalist and author John Clor offers real-world experience and expert guests to help put the world of cars into the context of our everyday lives. Discover the power of seasoned perspective to separate fact from fluff in today’s automotive headlines and the knowledge you need to buy, sell, service and drive cars in The Motor City. Show segments include getting your auto questions answered on “Viewer Mail” and having your car featured on “Pride In My Ride.”
Ted Everingham began his life-long love of the Great Lakes as a youngster in Southwest Michigan, fishing on small inland lakes and frolicking on the beaches of Lake Michigan, and later in Jackson, Michigan. He came to the Detroit area after graduating from Albion College (1961) and The University of Michigan Law School (1964). Ted learned to sail at the Detroit Yacht Club in the late 1960s where he later taught sailing.
A busy business lawyer with offices in Grosse Pointe Park, Ted still finds time to sail and run and judge sailing races. He has covered the Bacardi Bayview Mackinac Race for WJR and lectures frequently about that classic race, the racing rules of sailing and a variety of related subjects. While sailing is Ted’s passion, he enjoys being on the water any way he can, whenever he can, and messing around in boats.
Ted hopes that Great Lakes Log will create a greater appreciation of the vast recreational and commercial resource available to us here on the “sixth Great Lake” and the enormous freshwater system of which it is a part.
Anne Marie Gattari, a former Detroit journalist and Ford Motor Company public relations manager, is owner and operator of BrightStar of Grosse Pointe / Southeast Macomb. She learned the value of in-home care through personal experience. She cared for her 90-year-old father in his home the last months of his life and continues to care for her 89-year-old mother.
Nearly 15 percent of the residents of the Grosse Pointes and Macomb County are aged 65 or older and many have some form of mobility, sensory, cognitive and self-care limitations. “Like my own parents, they need help,” Anne Marie says.
BrightStar of Grosse Pointe / Southeast Macomb provides a full range of high quality medical and non-medical services delivered by compassionate, dependable and experienced nurses and caregivers.
Prior to BrightStar, Anne Marie spent her career in communications. She worked as a newspaper reporter for the Detroit News, Macomb Daily, Royal Oak Tribune in Michigan and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in Texas. Later, she made the transition to public relations for Ford Motor Company. In between, she spent 18 months in Florence, Italy, as a freelance journalist and English instructor.
Anne Marie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Michigan State University. She lives in Grosse Pointe Woods with her husband, Raymond. They have two daughters, a dog and a large extended Italian family – on both sides.
Advanced Master Gardener Mil Hurley shares tips, gives advice and conducts interviews on the topic of gardening.
Mil Hurley is the owner of A Southern Gardener, Inc., a gardening service based in Grosse Pointe. Her philosophy of the natural approach to gardening grew from her experiences on the family farm in North Carolina. She believes in less use of chemicals and more tolerance of imperfection with our gardens. Embracing the fun and exercise that digging in the dirt brings is a key element to Mil’s outlook.
John Prost is a 1958 graduate of Michigan State University and began his 42-year career in the life insurance business. For 20 years he was Branch Manager for The Dominion Life Assurance Co. In 1989 Prost started a new Life Insurance Branch Office for Pacific Life Insurance Company in Southfield, Michigan. In 1996, John was elected President of the largest private club in Michigan, the 4000 member Detroit Athletic Club. In 2001, he was inducted into the Michigan Insurance Hall of Fame. Prost has been President of the Detroit and Michigan Associations of Life Underwriters and past trustee of the National Association of Life Underwriters. He has been a frequent speaker at Life Underwriter Associations, the Rotary group and has appeared on television and radio representing the industry. He has also authored many articles for industry publications.
Throughout his career, he has focused on serving his community and he has received numerous awards for his leadership and dedication. Prost served on the Grosse Pointe Park city council and was elected Mayor Pro Tem. He is one of the longest running hosts for WMTV for which he interviews Detroit and other well-known community personalities. In his spare time, John sings with the vocal jazz group, “The Grunyons” and spends some time on his boat “The Office.” John recently was instrumental in organizing a fundraising effort to purchase a Defibrillator for the War Memorial and we thank him for his efforts.
Robert Taylor has been involved in the entertainment business since the 1970s. In Britain he appeared on both the BBC and ITV networks as well as several radio shows. In 1983 he moved from the United Kingdom to work with ITV Los Angeles, writing, hosting and narrating documentaries for one year. From 1984–1990 he produced and hosted a metaphysical talk show Spirits in the Material World, on WCBN Ann Arbor, CJAM Windsor and United Cable Royal Oak. He also regularly appeared on a weekly basis as host of WPON AM Bloomfield Hills and W.O.W. 99.5 FM Detroit. From 1994 until the present he has hosted and produced Out of the Ordinary…Into the Extraordinary on WMTV Grosse Pointe.
Pamela holds a business degree from The University of Michigan-Flint and spent 17 years in the real estate industry. She is a life member of Clarkston Village Players, where she enjoyed numerous roles, both on and off stage. She is an ordained Spiritualist minister, involved in the Spiritualist tradition since 1994. A practicing Astrologer and Psychic Medium, Pamela also lectures and teaches various metaphysical subjects.