Stateside http://michiganradio.org en Stateside for Wednesday, July 9, 2014 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-wednesday-july-9-2014 <p></p><p>Today on Stateside:</p><p>·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Everybody's sore subject: roads and transportation. Continuing our week-long look at the new state budget: more than $53 billion, affecting every aspect of life in Michigan.</p><p>·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Snorkeling in Michigan? Nancy Washburne’s book: Snorkeling Guide to Michigan Inland Lakes.</p><p>·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Is Michigan ready to turn 'A New Leaf' on pot?</p><p>· &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;The Michigan Department of Community Health provides insight on arsenic issues.&nbsp;</p><p>·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; We're going to be answering your questions about Michigan in our new project <a href="http://micurious.michiganradio.org/about">M I Curious</a>. It's a series of stories looking into all of the things you've always wondered about our state. The first question in our series: Why is there such a large Arab American community in southeast Michigan?</p><p><em>*Listen to full show above.</em></p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:09:41 +0000 Stateside Staff 18317 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Wednesday, July 9, 2014 M I Curious: Why is there a large Arab population in Southeast Michigan? http://michiganradio.org/post/m-i-curious-why-there-large-arab-population-southeast-michigan <p></p><p>The M I Curious project is headed up by Michigan Radio’s Mark Brush.</p><p>“This is our chance to kind of pull back the curtain on news production and actually go out into the public and find out what the public is curious about,” Brush said.</p><p>We are inviting you into the editorial process of developing, producing and airing a story.</p><p>You can go to <a href="http://micurious.michiganradio.org/questions/answered">micurious.michiganradio.org</a> and post your question for us.</p><p>Three questions will be chosen for a vote by listeners each month. If your question is selected, you can participate in producing the story with us.</p><p>This month’s question comes from Jeff Duncan. His question:</p><p><em>What brought people of Arabic/ Middle Eastern decent to Michigan?</em></p><p>Michigan Radio’s Sarah Cwiek investigated and answered that question.</p><p>Cwiek said southeast Michigan has drawn so many Arabs because of two reasons. One the auto industry, specifically Henry Ford.</p><p>“There is apparently a legend that in the local Yemenite community that Henry Ford once met a Yemenite sailor and told him about these jobs in an auto factory that paid $5 a day,” Cwiek said.</p><p>The sailor passed on the word to others in Yemen and around the Arab world.</p><p>Cwiek said that though the first immigrants from the Arab world came in the nineteenth century, the explosion of Arab culture really started in the twentieth century.</p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:54:37 +0000 Stateside Staff 18313 at http://michiganradio.org M I Curious: Why is there a large Arab population in Southeast Michigan? The Michigan Department of Community Health chimes in on the state's arsenic issue http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-department-community-health-chimes-states-arsenic-issue <p></p><p>Michigan Radio's "The Environment Report" has just wrapped up a week-long series called <a href="http://michiganradio.org/topic/michigans-silent-poison"><em>Michigan's Silent Poison</em>.</a></p><p>Reporter Rebecca Williams worked in partnership with the Center for Public Integrity and the public radio show <em>Reveal </em>to explore the problem of arsenic in well water.</p><p>Williams said Michigan has a serious problem with arsenic in private wells that can lead to major health issues.</p><p>Public water supplies have federal limits to regulate arsenic levels in water, however, private wells are not regulated.</p><p>The Thumb region in Michigan has the largest problem with high arsenic levels in private wells. Levels are as high as 20 times more than the federal accepted limit for arsenic in public water.</p><p>During the series Michigan’s Silent Poison, Williams made efforts to talk with someone from the Michigan Department of Community Health, but no one was made available. After the series aired, the Department said they would make someone available to speak.</p><p>Jennifer Gray is a toxicologist with the Michigan Department of Community Health.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">She answered some of the questions on Stateside today.</span></p><p><em>*Listen to full interview above.&nbsp;</em></p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:51:01 +0000 Stateside Staff 18316 at http://michiganradio.org The Michigan Department of Community Health chimes in on the state's arsenic issue Michigan will receive $115 million to fix roads http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-will-receive-115-million-fix-roads <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Michigan will receive is $115 million in special state funding this year for 124 specific road projects in certain districts. &nbsp;This includes 38 projects in the metro Detroit region.</span></p><p>Crain’s Business Reporter Chris Gautz said most of the money will go to districts that are represented by Republicans, and about $41 million went to some districts represented by Democrats.</p><p>“For somebody in another part of the state that isn’t getting any money -- maybe if they are represented completely by Democrats -- they’re not going to see anything and they are wondering why their roads aren’t as important,” Gautz said.</p><p>Click <a href="http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20140702/NEWS/140709947/38-metro-detroit-road-projects-get-special-funding-from-state-heres">here</a> for a full list of the projects.</p><p>Guatz said there will also be about $1.5 million dollars for the Secretary of State’s office to help combat insurance fraud.&nbsp;</p><p><em>*Listen to full interview above.&nbsp;</em></p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:23:57 +0000 Stateside Staff 18307 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan will receive $115 million to fix roads A new book takes a closer look at marijuana prohibiton http://michiganradio.org/post/new-book-takes-closer-look-marijuana-prohibiton <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p>Investigative journalists Alyson Martin and Nushin Rashidian present a book that explores the new landscape of cannabis in the United States in a book called<a href="http://www.anewleafbook.com/"> A New Leaf: The End of Cannabis Prohibition. </a></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Voters in 22 states, including Michigan, have said yes to medical marijuana laws. In November 2012, voters in Colorado and Washington legalized recreational use of marijuana.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Public opinion continues to shift toward policies that favor legalizing cannabis. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yet, 49.5% of federal government drug-related arrests involve the sale, manufacture, or possession of cannabis.</span></p><p>In their book, Martin and Rashidian interviewed patients, growers, entrepreneurs, politicians, activists, and regulators in nearly every state with a medical cannabis law.</p><p>They analyze how recent milestones toward legalization will affect the war on drugs both domestically and internationally. The book is a unique account of how legalization is manifesting itself in the lives of millions.</p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:11:54 +0000 Stateside Staff 18312 at http://michiganradio.org A new book takes a closer look at marijuana prohibiton Stateside for Tuesday, July 8, 2014 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-tuesday-july-8-2014 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today on Stateside:</p><p>·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Budget update: Everyone who writes a tuition payment check has one question: Is tuition going up?</p><p>·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Why were 30 million pounds of tart cherries left to rot on the ground, much of those from Michigan? And why are we eating Polish and Canadian cherries in our pies?</p><p>·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; A West Michigan mom shares her son’s life with cerebral palsy in her memoir <em>He Plays A Harp.</em></p><p>·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; A new board game called Mackinac Island Treasure Hunt.</p><p>·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; What can elected officials do to appeal to millennial voters?</p><p>· &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; The Cell Block 7 Prison Museum opens in&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jackson.</span></p><p><em>*Listen to full show above.&nbsp;</em></p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:32:34 +0000 Stateside Staff 18297 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Tuesday, July 8, 2014 College tuition is expected to rise in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/college-tuition-expected-rise-michigan <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Everyone who writes a tuition payment check has one question: Is tuition going up?</span></p><p>Jake Neher, Lansing reporter for Michigan Public Radio Network said that tuition is going up all over the state.</p><p>There is a limit to the increase at 3.2%, otherwise institutions will lose state aid.</p><p>“Most major universities, other than U of M and MSU, are going right up to that cap in this year’s tuition increases,” Neher said.</p><p>Neher said budget leaders and the Legislature may not be too happy about the increase, given that the governor just signed the largest increase in state aid for higher education in years.</p><p>The new budget increases higher education spending by about 5.9%.</p><p>Neher added that Michigan State University is using a two-tier tuition increase. Tuition for juniors and seniors will go up more than freshmen and sophomores. Neher said that MSU did this because it costs more money to educate seniors.</p><p>Funding for the Michigan Tuition Grant Program will also increase 5.9%. This affects students who are in financial need who want to go to private colleges.&nbsp;</p><p><em>*Listen to full interview above.&nbsp;</em></p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:32:06 +0000 Stateside Staff 18298 at http://michiganradio.org College tuition is expected to rise in Michigan A new board game that explores Mackinac Island http://michiganradio.org/post/new-board-game-explores-mackinac-island <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There is a new board game called </span>“Mackinac<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Island Treasure Hunt.” It was created to get people thinking more about Michigan's natural beauty and historical treasures.</span></p><p>Jim Muratski, co- creator with Barbara Overdier, said they came up with the idea when they were in the woods thinking to themselves, “what’s a good way to have other people see what’s happening out here?”</p><p>“I think people are used to just visiting the downtown part of Mackinac Island and not really getting out into the state park area, which we find pretty fascinating,” Muratski said.</p><p>The board game is actually five games in one. There is a card game, a nature hike board game, a cooperative scavenger hunt game, a memory game, and a treasure hunt game.</p><p>More information on the board game is available <a href="http://www.mackinacislandtreasurehunt.com/">here</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>*<em>Listen to full interview above.&nbsp;</em></p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:21:55 +0000 Stateside Staff 18295 at http://michiganradio.org A new board game that explores Mackinac Island The Cell Block 7 Prison Museum catalogs the prison's history http://michiganradio.org/post/cell-block-7-prison-museum-catalogs-prisons-history <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's been known for decades as the world's largest walled prison - the State Prison of Southern Michigan in Jackson.</span></p><p>Now some of the very colorful stories from that prison and from Jackson are told in the new Cell Block 7 Prison Museum. It's a joint venture of the Ella Sharp Museum and the Michigan Department of Corrections.</p><p>The museum is renting part of cell block seven, which still houses inmates.</p><p><a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2014/06/10_stories_to_get_you_ready_fo.html">MLive’s Leanne Smith</a> said the museum covers the history of the prison, the inmates, wardens, and guards since 1838.</p><p>“It is an actual cell block,” Smith said. “You walk in and there is no doubt as to where you are.”</p><p>*<em>Listen to full interview above.&nbsp;</em></p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:19:45 +0000 Stateside Staff 18296 at http://michiganradio.org The Cell Block 7 Prison Museum catalogs the prison's history "He Plays A Harp" A West Michigan Mom's story of her son with CP http://michiganradio.org/post/he-plays-harp-west-michigan-moms-story-her-son-cp <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">His name was Noah. He was born with cerebral palsy. When he was 17, he lost his battle against infections that had ravaged his lungs.</span></p><p>Noah's mother, Roberta King, is from West Michigan. She has shared the story of her son's life in her new memoir <em>He Plays A Harp</em><em>.</em></p><p>“It’s a joy to me to bring him to people that never knew him. And I think through that I feel a little less of the loss,” King said.</p><p>The story starts with the Noah’s conscious decision to die and then walks through his parent’s journey in dealing with the loss.</p><p>“A lot of parents experience the birth of their children. And, gratefully, not a lot experience their death,” King said. “I wanted people to know what that was like to walk your child from one place to another.”</p><p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">*Listen to full show above.&nbsp;</em></p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:30:00 +0000 Stateside Staff 18294 at http://michiganradio.org "He Plays A Harp" A West Michigan Mom's story of her son with CP Why were 30 million pounds of tart cherries left to rot on the ground? http://michiganradio.org/post/why-were-30-million-pounds-tart-cherries-left-rot-ground <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Get this, 75% of the nation's tart cherries are grown in Michigan, most of that in the northwest Lower Peninsula.</span></p><p>But every year the industry that brings us cherry pies and the Traverse City Cherry Festival faces restrictions set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.</p><p>Ron French, the Senior Writer for Bridge Magazine, said because so many tart cherries are grown in such a small area, the weather can greatly affect the crop. So the USDA puts a limit o<span style="line-height: 1.5;">n the percentage of Michigan's tart cherry crop that can be sold&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">so prices don't swing too dramatically.</span></p><p>“The result of that is that in some years as much as one half or more in cherries produced in Michigan is left rotting on the ground,” French said.</p><p>Most growers favor restrictions, but one food processing company in Elk Rapids is suing the U.S. Department of Agriculture.</p><p>French said Elk Rapids is hoping to remove the restrictions on cherries completely.</p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:47:01 +0000 Stateside Staff 18292 at http://michiganradio.org Why were 30 million pounds of tart cherries left to rot on the ground? What will get "millennials" into the voting booth? http://michiganradio.org/post/what-will-get-millennials-voting-booth <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The curtain is closing on baby boomers, as the so-called "millennial generation" is taking up a larger share of the electorate. This voting block surpasses seniors who are eligible to vote. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But many </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">m</span>illennials<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are not politically engaged.</span></p><p>“We feel that as one voice, as a younger person, we don’t have a lot of say in politics and I think that also drives their decision to remain out of the discussion as well,” said Connor Walby, a millennial and the campaign manager for State Rep. Frank Foster, R-Petoskey.</p><p>Walby also said the negative messages in politics that are seen on social media affect millennials' decision to vote as well.</p><p>“With our generation and having Twitter and Facebook, we are blasted with a lot of the 24 hour news cycle. And with that you also get a lot of the negative news coverage,” Walby said. &nbsp;“I think a lot of our generation is pretty sick and tired of some of the policies that have been put in place and they are just sick of the politicians and the political atmosphere in general.”</p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:48:15 +0000 Stateside Staff 18289 at http://michiganradio.org What will get "millennials" into the voting booth? Stateside for Monday, July 7, 2014 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-monday-july-7-2014 <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today on Stateside:</p><p>·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The money for K-12. There's nearly 14-billion dollars. Who's getting what?</p><p>·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 73 years ago a Congressman from Washington State floated a new idea: build a highway from Alaska to Detroit.</p><p>·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Unsettling news in the war on HIV: cases in Washtenaw County hit a 15 year high.</p><p>·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Every movement has its landmarks and history. And that certainly holds true for the gay rights movement. Other major American cities have had their LGBT history told, but what of Detroit?</p><p>·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; There is less interest in the “Up North” cottage market, however cottages are now cheaper than ever.</p><p><em>*Listen to full show above.&nbsp;</em></p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:44:24 +0000 Stateside Staff 18281 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Monday, July 7, 2014 Michigan's K-12 budget, who gets what? http://michiganradio.org/post/michigans-k-12-budget-who-gets-what <p></p><p>Democrats are accusing Governor Snyder of gutting public education, but Governor Snyder says that’s not so. This year’s education budget is a billion dollars more that it was in 2010, the year before he took office.</p><p>There is nearly $14 billion in the education budget.</p><p>“It’s really a fight over how we want to spend this large sum of money that we are setting aside for schools every year,” said Brian Smith, MLive education reporter.</p><p>In the budget, each school district will get a minimum of $50 additional dollars per pupil, while those who have lower funding may receive an extra $175 equity payment.</p><p>Critics say this method disproportionately distributes more money to charter and cyber schools.</p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:39:44 +0000 Stateside Staff 18280 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan's K-12 budget, who gets what? HIV cases in Washtenaw County hit a 15 year high http://michiganradio.org/post/hiv-cases-washtenaw-county-hit-15-year-high <p></p><p>A total of 33 new HIV cases were reported in Washtenaw County in 2013. That's 37% more than the cases reported in 2012. This is the highest number of cases in the County since 1999. This also reflects a trend happening in Southeast Michigan.</p><p>Cathy Wilczynski is a nurse practitioner and program supervisor at Washtenaw County Public Health. She said most of the newly infected are younger.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>“We have ten new cases between the ages of 15 and 24. That is unheard of,” Wilcynski said.</p><p>The cases are clustered in the African-American and gay communities. Nearly 80% of the cases in the region involved men who identified themselves as men who have sex with men.</p><p>Wilcynzski said one of the reasons for the increase could be that the message that HIV exists is not real to those under 30.</p><p>“We need to come up with a new message. We need to figure out what message is going to work,” she said. “I had someone tell me the other day that there is no ownership to that message anymore.”</p><p><em>*Listen to full story above.&nbsp;</em></p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:15:51 +0000 Stateside Staff 18278 at http://michiganradio.org HIV cases in Washtenaw County hit a 15 year high The untold story of the gay rights movement in Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/untold-story-gay-rights-movement-detroit <p>Every movement has its landmarks and history, and that holds true for the gay rights movement.</p><p>LGBT history has landmarks in New York, with The Stonewall Inn, Christopher Street, and the theater district.</p><p>San Francisco has the Castro and Market Districts, and the San Francisco City Hall where Harvey Milk was assassinated.</p><p>Chicago has the Old Town Triangle District and the home of early gay rights leader Henry Gerber.</p><p>But what about Detroit? LGBT historian Tim Retzloff says there is a rich history of Detroit’s gay community that has not been properly told.</p><p>Retzloff corrected that omission with the dissertation that earned his PhD from Yale: two volumes, 680 pages, taking an exhaustive look at gay life and history in Detroit and its suburbs from 1945 to 1985.</p><p>“Detroit had a different story than what you are finding in New York and San Francisco, or even the other cities that had been done,” Retzloff said. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:09:23 +0000 states 18279 at http://michiganradio.org The untold story of the gay rights movement in Detroit "Up North" Cottage prices are at an all time low http://michiganradio.org/post/north-cottage-prices-are-all-time-low <p></p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;">If you are looking to buy a cottage up north, now is the time to buy. With the recession, the burst of the housing bubble, and the loss of pension plans and other savings, there are a lot of cottages on the market today and they are more affordable than ever.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:42:49 +0000 Stateside Staff 18277 at http://michiganradio.org "Up North" Cottage prices are at an all time low "Up North" Cottage interest is low http://michiganradio.org/post/north-cottage-interest-low <p></p><p></p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;">Owning a cottage up north used to be the ‘Michigan Dream’.&nbsp; However, with the recession, the burst of the housing bubble, the auto bailout, and the loss of pension plans and other savings, interest in the market is low. <o:p></o:p></span></p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;">Craig Hinkle, a broker and owner at RE/MAX Grayling, said auto workers used to be one of the biggest cottage buyers, and now many others are not holding on to their second homes. In 2006 values dropped 25-30%. With the market so low, people who want to sell can’t. <o:p></o:p></span></p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;">“You put up a cute log place on one of these trout streams, you are all proud of it. You get a good price on it, you post it on the internet, you do a mailing, and you get zero responses and it’s just like ‘Oh my goodness, what’s going on here?’” Hinkle said. <o:p></o:p></span></p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;">John Beck is an associate professor at the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations at Michigan State University. He said a lot of auto workers had cottages because they had disposable income, but now they are not making enough to do so. The younger generation does not have the income, assets, or savings for a second home, or can’t even afford first homes. The interest is also not there.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p><p><i>*Listen to the interview on Stateside at 3:00 pm. Audio for this story will be posted on Michigan Radio by 4:30 pm.</i></p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:38:22 +0000 Stateside Staff 18275 at http://michiganradio.org "Up North" Cottage interest is low Stateside for Thursday, July 3, 2014 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-thursday-july-3-2014 <p></p><p>Today on Stateside:</p><ul><li>A new report finds that of the $18 million spent on campaign TV ads over the first half of this year, outside groups kicked in 14 million of that money. We asked who had been working so hard to flood the airwaves, and how it might impact the way you vote.</li><li>Detroit's bankruptcy settlement has gotten through the State Legislature and the private foundations. Now it's up to 32,000 city employees and retirees. Michigan Radio's Detroit reporter Sarah Cwiek joined us to discuss where the voting is now.</li><li>Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan has been at the job for six months. Today Detroit News Columnist Daniel Howes reviewed his time in office.</li><li>Tomorrow is the Fourth of July, but today we brushed up on the history of the Star Spangled Banner.</li><li>And tomorrow's celebration will also mean lots of traditions, fireworks, parades, and barbeques. More often than not, it’s the men doing the grilling. Stateside’s Renee Gross looked at why men are usually the ones manning the grill.</li><li>We also spoke with one Detroiter who refused to say nice things about his city. He explained why.</li></ul><p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 15:14:04 +0000 Stateside Staff 18259 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Thursday, July 3, 2014 Duggan’s results in 6 months not going unnoticed http://michiganradio.org/post/duggan-s-results-6-months-not-going-unnoticed <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There seems to be little doubt that Detroit Mayor Mike </span>Duggan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is making his mark.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">His bulldog nature and savvy political instincts have combined to make Mike </span>Duggan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> a force to be reckoned with, even as he serves under a state-appointed emergency manager.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Detroit News Business Columnist Daniel </span>Howes<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reviewed </span>Duggan's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> progress in his first six months. He said that people should not expect that he change the world in 6 months. What’s important here is the process and the direction.</span></p><p>“The direction is positive and bipartisan, and he’s clearly repaired relationships with city council,” he said.</p><p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 14:56:05 +0000 Stateside Staff 18261 at http://michiganradio.org Duggan’s results in 6 months not going unnoticed