Seeking Change http://michiganradio.org en Helping the homeless in Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/helping-homeless-detroit <p>Michigan Radio's <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/people/kyle-norris-0">Kyle Norris</a> has been been spending a lot of time in Detroit lately to report on stories of people doing things to help the homeless in the city.</p><p>And this week Michigan Radio will be airing the first of her three part series on the homeless on<a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/topic/stateside-cynthia-canty-0"> Stateside.</a></p><p>Norris reported on a mobile medical clinic that works with the homeless, how a woman gives homeless shelters makeovers, and how homeless gay youth create their own families.</p><p>Norris talked about her experience reporting on these stories on <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/topic/seeking-change">Seeking Change</a>. She says her stories are about people doing little things to make a difference for the homeless in Detroit.</p><p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 13:36:11 +0000 Kyle Norris & Christina Shockley 10395 at http://michiganradio.org Helping the homeless in Detroit A 1,000 mile hike to protect the Great Lakes http://michiganradio.org/post/1000-mile-hike-protect-great-lakes <p>This week on <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/topic/seeking-change">Seeking Change</a>, Christina Shockley spoke with <a href="http://laketrek.blogspot.com/search/label/Loreen%20Niewenhuis">Loreen Niewenhuis</a>. She's a Michigan author who hiked 1,000 miles to parts of all the Great Lakes.&nbsp; She wanted to learn how this water that surrounds our state-- and defines our state-- works. She also wanted to learn about the concerning points for the lakes.&nbsp; She'll write about this experience as well, in a book out early next year.</p><p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 14:49:56 +0000 Christina Shockley & Emily Fox 10174 at http://michiganradio.org A 1,000 mile hike to protect the Great Lakes Michigan hunters feed the hungry http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-hunters-feed-hungry <p>This week on <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/topic/seeking-change">Seeking Change</a>, Christina Shockley spoke with Dean Hall. He is the president of Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger. The group donates it's game venison to soup kitchens and food pantries across the state. He says, "We can use the benefit of deer management to people that need the help sorely."</p><p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 13:46:21 +0000 Christina Shockley & Emily Fox 9974 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan hunters feed the hungry Retaining safety in Detroit with neighborhood patrols http://michiganradio.org/post/retaining-safety-detroit-neighborhood-patrols <p></p><p>Many cities across the state are cutting back, and police and fire department budgets are often on the chopping block. In some cases, citizens have taken safety matters into their own hands, through neighborhood patrols. The aim is to observe what's going on in the community, and call the police if anything usual is noted.</p><p>Coach Muhammad is president of the community patrol of the Grandmont neighborhood, in northwest Detroit. He volunteers 40 hours a week to keep his neighborhood safe.</p><p>As part of Michigan Radio's <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/topic/seeking-change">Seeking Change</a> series. Muhammad talks with Morning Edition host Christina Shockley about what his patrol has been able to do for his neighborhood.</p><p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 12:58:24 +0000 Christina Shockley & Emily Fox 9866 at http://michiganradio.org Retaining safety in Detroit with neighborhood patrols Going undercover in a Detroit Walmart http://michiganradio.org/post/going-undercover-detroit-walmart <p></p><p></p><p>For <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/topic/seeking-change">Seeking Change</a>, Christina Shockley spoke with Tracie McMillan. She is a journalist who went undercover to find out why we eat the way we do in America, and what it would take for everyone to eat well in this country.<br><br>To learn more about the food industry, she lived and worked in three different communities across the country, including Detroit.<br><br>She wrote about her experiences in her book,<a href="http://www.americanwayofeating.com/"> "The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table."</a><br><br>She says we need to ensure that quality, healthy foods are available in all neighborhoods.</p><p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 17:26:13 +0000 Christina Shockley & Emily Fox 9772 at http://michiganradio.org Going undercover in a Detroit Walmart Seeking Change: Former gang member creates family in a hip hop church http://michiganradio.org/post/seeking-change-former-gang-member-creates-family-hip-hop-church <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>For this week's <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/topic/seeking-change">Seeking Change</a> Christina Shockley talked to Michigan Radio producer Emily Fox about a hip hop church in Grand Rapids she reported on.</p><p>The <a href="http://theedgegr.com/">EDGE urban fellowship</a> was started by<a href="http://theedgegr.com/content.cfm?id=315"> Troy Evans</a>, a former gang member.<br><br>He's using religion, music and dance to get young people to steer clear of gang activity.<br>&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 12:45:16 +0000 Emily Fox & Christina Shockley 9669 at http://michiganradio.org Seeking Change: Former gang member creates family in a hip hop church Seeking change in the foster care system http://michiganradio.org/post/seeking-change-foster-care-system <p>This week on <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/topic/seeking-change">Seeking Change</a>, Christina Shockley talks with Angelique Day about the foster care system.</p><p>Day grew up in foster care. She now focuses her work on researching and helping children in foster care in the state.</p><p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 12:41:15 +0000 Christina Shockley & Emily Fox 9553 at http://michiganradio.org Seeking change in the foster care system Dogs helping veterans with PTSD http://michiganradio.org/post/dogs-helping-veterans-ptsd <p>As part of Michigan Radio's <a href="http://michiganradio.org/topic/seeking-change">Seeking Change</a> series, Morning Edition Host <a href="http://michiganradio.org/people/christina-shockley">Christina Shockley</a> talked with Terran Frye. He’s a veteran of the Marine Corp and had two deployments in Iraq. He’s now the veteran liaison for an organization called <a href="http://stiggysdogs.org/">Stiggy’s Dogs</a>, based in Howell Township. It trains psychiatric service dogs to help military vets who suffer from PTSD or Traumatic Brain Injury.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 16:56:23 +0000 Christina Shockley & Emily Fox 9415 at http://michiganradio.org Dogs helping veterans with PTSD Using fencing to combat poverty and obesity in Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/using-fencing-combat-poverty-and-obesity-detroit <p>As part of Michigan Radio's <a href="http://michiganradio.org/topic/seeking-change">Seeking Change</a> series, Morning Edition host <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/people/christina-shockley">Christina Shockley</a> talked with the founder of <a href="http://engardedetroit.com/">En Garde Detroit</a>. It's a program teaches the sport of fencing to kids ages 8-16.</p><p>Founder <a href="http://engardedetroit.com/about">Bobby Smith</a> said getting kids involved in non-traditional sports can help them break the cycle of poverty and gain access to college.&nbsp;<br> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 12:14:18 +0000 Christina Shockley & Emily Fox 9307 at http://michiganradio.org Using fencing to combat poverty and obesity in Detroit Healing with music therapy http://michiganradio.org/post/healing-music-therapy <p>As part of Michigan Radio's Seeking Change series, Morning Edition host Christina Shockley talks with someone who has a vision of how to make things better and is working toward that goal.</p><p>This week Shockley spoke with Theresa Merrill. She's the director of <a href="http://www.emich.edu/music/therapycenter/index.html">Music Therapy at Eastern Michigan University</a>. Merrill talks about how <a href="http://www.musictherapy.org/">music therapy</a> changed her life and how she uses music to help others.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 11:20:51 +0000 Christina Shockley & Emily Fox 9110 at http://michiganradio.org Healing with music therapy Spotlighting the good in Benton Harbor http://michiganradio.org/post/spotlighting-good-benton-harbor <p>Dawn Yarbrough is from Benton Harbor. These days she lives part time in Milan, Italy. But, she has been spending more time in her hometown lately to start a new public television show called Harbor Lights. It will focus on positive things happening in Benton Harbor. Some of the programs&nbsp; Dawn highlights include the local boys and girls club, a group that teaches teens how to make and allows them to sell their work at an art fair and a school program that brings students from St. Joseph and Benton Harbor together to discuss issues of race. Mon, 27 Aug 2012 14:02:04 +0000 Christina Shockley 8824 at http://michiganradio.org Spotlighting the good in Benton Harbor Learning to talk to children about race http://michiganradio.org/post/learning-talk-children-about-race <p>It&rsquo;s difficult for many people to talk about race.&nbsp; But, studies show, it&rsquo;s important to talk with kids about race in order to instill unbiased attitudes.&nbsp; Racial bias can show up as early as 3 years of age.&nbsp; As part of Michigan Radio&#39;s Seeking Change series, I spoke with Sarah Salguera, program director for Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance in Holland. She&rsquo;s trying to get more parents and caregivers to openly discuss race with kids by heading up the program, &quot;Talking to Kids About Race.&quot;</p><p>More information on the program and studies about how early on racial bias sets in can be found at Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance&#39;s <a href="http://www.ethnicdiversity.org/what-we-do/diversityeducation/talkingtokids">website</a> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 13:03:43 +0000 Christina Shockley 8653 at http://michiganradio.org Covering ethnic issues in mainstream media http://michiganradio.org/post/covering-ethnic-issues-mainstream-media <p>Each Monday, Christina Shockley talks with someone who is trying to have a positive impact on their community or the state and asks why they&#39;re doing it.<br /><br />Hayg Oshagan is Director of Media Arts &amp; Studies at Wayne State University. He sees a lack of coverage in mainstream media of ethnic issues, so he created Detroit New Media.</p><p>Oshagan talks about the program as part as Michigan Radio&#39;s &quot;Seeking Change&quot; series.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 13:18:47 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 8395 at http://michiganradio.org Covering ethnic issues in mainstream media Improving Detroit, $5 at a time http://michiganradio.org/post/improving-detroit-5-time <p>On Mondays Christina Shockley speaks with someone who is trying to change their community for the better. This morning, as part of our Seeking Change series, Shockley spoke to Amy Kaherl. Kanerl is with Detroit SOUP, a group that gathers money to support small projects that benefit the city of Detroit. Mon, 21 May 2012 15:21:31 +0000 Christina Shockley 7546 at http://michiganradio.org Improving Detroit, $5 at a time Trying to end bullying, one text at a time http://michiganradio.org/post/trying-end-bullying-one-text-time <p>Last week in our Seeking Change series we heard about the kindness journal, an effort to get kids to write about being kind. One of the effects was fewer incidents of bullying among the kids who took part.Today we&rsquo;re going to talk about cyber bullying. Paul McMullen is a father and he&rsquo;s come up with a smartphone app, called Parenting Pride, to help combat cyber bullying among kids. It records text messages, but also aims to respect a teen&rsquo;s desire for privacy. Michigan Radio&#39;s Christina Shockley spoke with McMullen about how he hopes to decrease bullying.</p><p><em>This story was informed by the Public Insight Network.</em> Mon, 14 May 2012 11:32:35 +0000 Christina Shockley & Michigan Radio Newsroom 7452 at http://michiganradio.org Trying to end bullying, one text at a time Michigan children open up in kindness journals http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-children-open-kindness-journals <p>Every Monday Christina Shockley talks with someone who&rsquo;s trying to make change in their community, and find out why they&rsquo;re doing it.</p><p>In January, each elementary school student in Muskegon County received a journal. In that journal, they wrote about their daily acts of kindness. Bill Page came up with the idea.&nbsp; He&rsquo;s a children&rsquo;s book author and former superintendent. Page spoke with Christina Shockley as part of our, &quot;Seeking Change&quot; series. Wed, 09 May 2012 14:18:03 +0000 Christina Shockley 7398 at http://michiganradio.org Therapist says hypnosis can help people overcome fears and anxieties http://michiganradio.org/post/therapist-says-hypnosis-can-help-people-overcome-fears-and-anxieties <p>Dr. Alicia Tisdale, a licensed psychologist and regression therapist says hypnosis is a way for people to overcome fears, anxieties, and depression.</p><p>She spoke with me this morning about why she thinks this type of therapy is becoming more common.</p><p>You can listen to my interview with her above. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 16:28:41 +0000 Christina Shockley 7250 at http://michiganradio.org Therapist says hypnosis can help people overcome fears and anxieties Creating opportunities for local job training http://michiganradio.org/post/creating-opportunities-local-job-training <p>Each Monday on Morning Edition, we speak with someone who is trying to have a positive impact in the lives of others. This morning we speak with Bryan Wilkinson. He&#39;s with Michigan Gifts, an organization that creates those gift baskets you often see from corporations. Michigan Gifts also provides job training and opportunities for people with physical and cognitive disabilities. It&#39;s part of The Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, or C.I.L.</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 13:33:51 +0000 Christina Shockley 7147 at http://michiganradio.org Seeking change in Haiti: One student at a time http://michiganradio.org/post/seeking-change-haiti-one-student-time <p>Today in our Seeking Change series, we have a story of a high school teacher who made an impression on one of her students. Then, that student made an impression on <em>her</em>.</p><p>Chris Trainor is a teacher at Saline High School. Last year, a former student named Jeremy Searls told her about the group he co-founded, &ldquo;Poured Out.&rdquo;&nbsp; The group was installing water filtration systems in homes, schools, and churches in Haiti.</p><p>Trainor told her family about the group and her twelve year old son urged her to go and help the group in Haiti.</p><p>Now, Trainor is trying to help the young Haitian translators who worked with her group in Haiti attend college in the United States.</p><p>Listen to the interview!</p><p><a class="src-url" href="http://environmentreport.org/audio/seekingchange_haiti.mp3" style="color: rgb(85, 102, 221); display: inline-block; max-width: 500px; overflow-x: hidden; overflow-y: hidden; padding-bottom: 1px; padding-top: 4px; text-decoration: none; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; " target="_blank">http://environmentreport.org/audio/seekingchange_haiti.mp3</a> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 13:55:42 +0000 Christina Shockley 7047 at http://michiganradio.org Seeking change in Haiti: One student at a time Helping the LGBT military community http://michiganradio.org/post/helping-lgbt-military-community <p>Every Monday morning we speak with someone who is trying to change their community. Today, as our Seeking Change series continues, we speak with Ariana&nbsp; Bostian-Kentes. She&#39;s the co-founder of the group Military Partners and Families Coalition. It&rsquo;s a support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and&nbsp; transgender partners of active military service members. The founders came together after testifying in Washington D.C. before &nbsp;the group analyzing the military&rsquo;s Don&rsquo;t Ask Don&rsquo;t Tell policy, and what would happen post-repeal. Mon, 09 Apr 2012 14:45:41 +0000 Christina Shockley 6960 at http://michiganradio.org