Rina Miller http://michiganradio.org en The week in review http://michiganradio.org/post/week-review-32 <p></p><p>This <em>Week in Review, </em>Jack Lessenberry and Rina Miller discuss the latest with the<a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/you-don-t-want-play-poker-kevyn-orr"> Detroit bankruptcy</a>,<a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/legislature-begins-debate-over-500-million-road-funding-plan"> road funding</a> and the state's <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/1-3-michiganders-are-seriously-underwater-their-homes">foreclosure rate</a>.</p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:07:00 +0000 Jack Lessenberry & Rina Miller 17279 at http://michiganradio.org The week in review The week in review http://michiganradio.org/post/week-review-31 <p> This <em>Week in Review</em>, Rina Miller and Jack Lessenberry discuss <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-bondholders-will-be-paid-74-cents-dollar-working-women-can-relate">the latest with the Detroit bankruptcy</a>, the continuing <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/gm-puts-two-engineers-paid-leave-wake-ignition-switch-problem">controversies over the General Motors recall</a>, and the money problems involving the charter school system running <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/muskegon-heights-school-system-continues-its-struggle-meet-payroll-asks-state-more-money">Muskegon Heights schools</a>.</p><p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 12:57:00 +0000 Jack Lessenberry & Rina Miller 17206 at http://michiganradio.org The week in review You’re 'in-' for some confusion with prefixes http://michiganradio.org/post/you-re-some-confusion-prefixes <p>If something is inflammable, it is no longer entirely clear whether we can set it on fire, or we can’t.</p><p>On this week’s edition of <em>That’s What They Say</em>, host Rina Miller and University of Michigan English Professor <a href="http://www-personal.umich.edu/~acurzan/">Anne Curzan</a> take on the prefix “in-.”</p><p>There are two types of “in-” prefixes, and although they sound the same, they have different meanings. The first “in-” means “in or into,” like the examples <em>income</em> and <em>inland</em>. The second “in-” means “not,” as in the words <em>inedible </em>or <em>incomprehensible. </em></p><p>The term <em>inflammable</em> uses the “in or into” meaning of the prefix. Consequently, something that is <em>inflammable </em>can be put into flame.</p><p>However, the prefix has caused some confusion.</p><p> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 13:05:00 +0000 Rina Miller & Anne Curzan 16821 at http://michiganradio.org You’re 'in-' for some confusion with prefixes The week in review http://michiganradio.org/post/week-review-30 <p>This <em>Week in Review</em> Rina Miller and Jack Lessenberry discuss <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/john-dingell-leaving-under-his-own-terms">John Dingell</a> leaving congress and his<a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/reports-debbie-dingell-run-her-husbands-seat-congress"> wife</a> being a front runner for the seat, the debate over <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/audio-april-deboer-talks-about-challenging-michigans-ban-same-sex-marriage">same-sex marriage</a> in Michigan, and a proposal to make sure Michiganders are taxes for internet sales.</p><p></p><p> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 14:13:00 +0000 Jack Lessenberry & Rina Miller 16659 at http://michiganradio.org The week in review What you need to know about Detroit's bankruptcy adjustment plan http://michiganradio.org/post/what-you-need-know-about-detroits-bankruptcy-adjustment-plan <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Detroit's emergency manager,&nbsp;</span>Kevyn<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Orr, has filed a plan to restructure the city's $18 billion debt.&nbsp;</span></p></div><div><p>The plan makes cuts to pensioners and creditors while offering a blueprint for the city to emerge from the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.&nbsp;</p><p>The plan was filed today in federal bankruptcy court.</p><p>What are the main things we should know about the plan?&nbsp;Stephen Henderson, editorial page editor at the Detroit Free Press, spoke with&nbsp;Rina&nbsp;Miller.</p></div><div> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 20:58:34 +0000 Rina Miller & The Associated Press 16554 at http://michiganradio.org What you need to know about Detroit's bankruptcy adjustment plan Lessenberry talks money, politics and potholes http://michiganradio.org/post/lessenberry-talks-money-politics-and-potholes <p>This <em>Week in Review, </em>Michigan Radio's political analyst Jack Lessenberry and Weekend Edition host Rina Miller talk about potholes in Michigan, the <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/snyder-budget-chief-leaves-academia">departure of the state budget director</a>, and cuts to employees in Wayne County.</p><p>Click on the link below to listen to the interview</p><p></p><p> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 13:42:00 +0000 Jack Lessenberry & Rina Miller 16450 at http://michiganradio.org Lessenberry talks money, politics and potholes The week in review http://michiganradio.org/post/week-review-29 <p></p><p>In this <em>Week in Review, </em>Jack Lessenberry and Rina Miller talk about the state's budget surplus and what lawmakers want to do with taxes, how Michigan could lose a seat in Congress because of a loss in population, and a bill to encourage employers to hire parolees.</p><p> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Jack Lessenberry & Rina Miller 15971 at http://michiganradio.org The week in review Snow sweeps through Michigan; icy blast on its way http://michiganradio.org/post/snow-sweeps-through-michigan-icy-blast-its-way <div align="left" style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"></div><div align="left" style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"><font face="Tahoma"><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">A massive snowstorm is moving through Michigan today, making travel hazardous. &nbsp;</span></font></div><div align="left" style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</div><div align="left" style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"><font face="Tahoma"><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Michigan State Police say road conditions throughout the state are snowy, slushy, icy and dangerous.</span></font></div><div align="left" style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</div><div align="left" style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Driving is one thing, but how about flying?</span></div><p> Sun, 05 Jan 2014 20:03:47 +0000 Rina Miller 15885 at http://michiganradio.org Snow sweeps through Michigan; icy blast on its way This weekend's weather: snow, shovel, repeat http://michiganradio.org/post/weekends-weather-snow-shovel-repeat <p>If you like what we've been having, you're going to love the weather forecast.</p><p>Temperatures will be more tolerable than the single-digit temperatures we've had for the past several days, with highs in the low 30s&nbsp; today (Saturday). But the reprieve will be short lived: A winter weather advisory will be in effect for West Michigan from 4 p.m. today until early Monday morning. Snow totals could range from 3 to 6 inches.</p> Sat, 04 Jan 2014 14:42:41 +0000 Rina Miller 15877 at http://michiganradio.org Keeping tabs on lawmakers leads to fewer no-shows http://michiganradio.org/post/keeping-tabs-lawmakers-leads-fewer-no-shows <p>The men and women who make Michigan's laws have someone watching over their shoulders.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 29 Dec 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Rina Miller 15790 at http://michiganradio.org Keeping tabs on lawmakers leads to fewer no-shows Lansing's BWL adding storm repair crews http://michiganradio.org/post/lansings-bwl-adding-storm-repair-crews <p>The Lansing Board of Water and Light says it's getting some help from other utilities and contractors as it continues to repair damage from an ice storm that hit the region a week ago.</p><p>The utility says about 3,000 customers are still without power.</p><p>BWL spokesman Stephen Serkaian says the crews are working on circuits in the following areas:</p><p>Grand River/Edgebrook</p><p>W. Saginaw/Carey</p><p>Pattengill/Barnes</p><p>Chieho/W. Saginaw</p><p>St. Joe/Canal</p><p>Cavanagh/Pennsylvania</p><p>Mt. Hope/Sunnyside</p><p>Northeast/Community</p><p>Old Lansing Rd/E. Libby</p> Sat, 28 Dec 2013 18:21:43 +0000 Rina Miller 15843 at http://michiganradio.org Electronic cigarettes are growing more popular with young people, and that's causing concern http://michiganradio.org/post/electronic-cigarettes-are-growing-more-popular-young-people-and-thats-causing-concern <p>Electronic cigarettes may be smoke-free, but they do contain nicotine, and that has <a href="https://www.mottchildren.org/news/archive/201312/44-percent-adults-worry-e-cigarettes-will-encourage-kids">parents worried.</a></p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.e-cigarettedirect.com/pages/How-E-Cigs-Work.html">E-cigarettes</a> are battery-operated inhalers that simulate cigarettes.</p><p></p><p>Dr. Matthew Davis is director of the National Poll on Children's Health from C.S. Mott Children's hospital in Ann Arbor.</p><p></p> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 19:39:00 +0000 Rina Miller 15829 at http://michiganradio.org Electronic cigarettes are growing more popular with young people, and that's causing concern Ice affecting Michigan Radio transmitters http://michiganradio.org/post/ice-affecting-michigan-radio-transmitters <p><span class="userContent" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}">The freezing rain is causing havoc for Michigan residents and businesses throughout the state.<br /><br />Utilities report about 200,000 customers were without power at noon today (Sunday) after a heavy icing brought down tree limbs and power lines.</span></p> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 18:00:37 +0000 Rina Miller 15804 at http://michiganradio.org The week in review: GM investment, state benefits, part-time legislature http://michiganradio.org/post/week-review-gm-investment-state-benefits-part-time-legislature <p>This <em>Week in Review, </em>Jack Lessenberry and Rina Miller discuss General Motor's<a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/gm-invest-127-billion-plants-michigan-ohio-and-indiana"> investments</a> in the state, the fate of<a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/commission-delays-decision-state-employee-benefits"> state employee benefits</a>, and the part-time legislature debate.</p><p></p><p> Sat, 21 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Jack Lessenberry & Rina Miller 15780 at http://michiganradio.org The week in review: GM investment, state benefits, part-time legislature Hotel residents get 1-day notice to clear out http://michiganradio.org/post/hotel-residents-get-1-day-notice-clear-out <p></p><p>About&nbsp; 45 people, including young children, are scrambling to find shelter today after being evicted from the Avalon Hotel in Blackman Township near Jackson</p><p>Some say they can live temporarily with family during the holidays, but others had no place to go.</p><p>"There are a lot of people moving stuff," says Katie Anderson, assistant manager of the Interfaith Shelter of Jackson. "There are U-Hauls backed up to rooms. It's a lot of craziness, there's a lot of tears. A lot of people are a little lost and confused about what to do."</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Rina Miller 15789 at http://michiganradio.org Hotel residents get 1-day notice to clear out Lessenberry talks about the big bills that passed this week and the first female CEO of GM http://michiganradio.org/post/lessenberry-talks-about-big-bills-passed-week-and-first-female-ceo-gm <p>This <em>Week in Review</em>, Rina Miller and Jack Lessenberry discuss the passage of the<a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-legislature-bans-abortion-coverage-standard-insurance-plans"> ani-abortion coverage bill </a>and <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/more-campaign-money-could-flow-michigan-after-lawmakers-pass-new-legislation">campaign finance bill</a>, as well as the appointment of the <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/gms-dan-akerson-will-step-down-company-names-first-woman-ceo">first female CEO of General Motors</a>.</p><p></p><p> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Jack Lessenberry & Rina Miller 15680 at http://michiganradio.org Lessenberry talks about the big bills that passed this week and the first female CEO of GM 'Patriot Week' could be required in Michigan's public schools http://michiganradio.org/post/patriot-week-could-be-required-michigans-public-schools <p>Michigan's history and social studies teachers may be required to include specific topics for an annual "Patriot Week."<br /><br />The Senate this week passed a trio of bills that would require public schools to focus on the U.S. Constitution and other founding documents for one week every year. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:50:06 +0000 Rina Miller 15672 at http://michiganradio.org 'Patriot Week' could be required in Michigan's public schools Businesses that eject breastfeeding moms would face penalties http://michiganradio.org/post/businesses-eject-breastfeeding-moms-would-face-penalties <p>Mothers who choose to breastfeed their babies in public have every right to do so in Michigan. But not everyone's clear about the law.</p><p>Women cannot be told to leave a business or public transportation in order to breast feed their baby. Just because it may make some people uncomfortable, Michigan law is on the mother's side.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Rina Miller 15585 at http://michiganradio.org Businesses that eject breastfeeding moms would face penalties Can we get some quiet around here? http://michiganradio.org/post/can-we-get-some-quiet-around-here <p>Here's something you can tell that neighbor whose power lawn mower shatters your Saturday morning quiet: You're making me sick!</p><p>Researchers at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and the Network for Public Health Law say Americans live in a dangerously noisy society.</p><p>U-M assistant professor of environmental science Rick Neitzel says noise does much more than cause hearing loss. He says&nbsp; noise can contribute to heart disease, hypertension, sleep disturbances and learning problems in children.</p> Sun, 08 Dec 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Rina Miller 15583 at http://michiganradio.org Can we get some quiet around here? Lessenberry talks Rand Paul's ideas for Detroit, Snyder's approval rating and student loans http://michiganradio.org/post/lessenberry-talks-rand-pauls-ideas-detroit-snyders-approval-rating-and-student-loans <p>This <em>Week in Review</em>, Rina Miller and Jack Lessenberry talk about how Rand Paul thinks Detroit should lower it's tax rate in order to stabilize, what's behind Governor Rick Snyder's 36 percent approval rating, and how the average Michigan graduate has<a href="http://projectonstudentdebt.org/state_by_state-view2013.php?area=MI"> $29,000 in student loans</a>.</p><p></p><p> Sat, 07 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Jack Lessenberry & Rina Miller 15576 at http://michiganradio.org