NPR.org http://michiganradio.org en Finding Meaning In The Mosh Pit Among Often-Reviled Groupies http://michiganradio.org/post/insane-clown-posse-says-their-overall-message-lead-good-life The bands Phish and Insane Clown Posse have spawned some of the most rabid fans in music history. Sat, 06 Jul 2013 22:01:11 +0000 NPR.org 13404 at http://michiganradio.org Finding Meaning In The Mosh Pit Among Often-Reviled Groupies Iggy Pop: 'What Happens When People Disappear' http://michiganradio.org/post/iggy-pop-what-happens-when-people-disappear Of the many things made in Michigan that have become part of the fabric of American culture — the auto industry, Motown — punk rock is often overlooked. Thu, 02 May 2013 13:44:35 +0000 NPR.org 12379 at http://michiganradio.org Iggy Pop: 'What Happens When People Disappear' At 'English-only' hearing, Rep. Conyers delivers his statement in Spanish http://michiganradio.org/post/english-only-hearing-rep-conyers-delivers-his-statement-spanish <p>It was a controversial hearing to begin with. Yesterday, a House subcommittee was looking into <a href="http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h997/show">a bill that would make English the official language</a> of the United States and require that government functions like naturalization ceremonies be conducted in English.</p><p>Democratic Rep. John Conyers of Michigan was not a fan, so he decided to deliver his opening statement in Spanish.</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksEcOZTLvFw</p><p>First he thanked the chairman, then he proceeded to assail the measure.</p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 16:44:02 +0000 NPR.org 8535 at http://michiganradio.org At 'English-only' hearing, Rep. Conyers delivers his statement in Spanish Following 'Soldiers,' To The Battlefield And Back http://michiganradio.org/post/following-soldiers-battlefield-and-back Filmmaker Heather Courtney didn't set out to make a war story. "I set out to make a story about rural America," she says. Sun, 11 Sep 2011 12:40:56 +0000 NPR.org 4108 at http://michiganradio.org Following 'Soldiers,' To The Battlefield And Back Mexico Captures Alleged Head Of Cultlike Cartel http://michiganradio.org/post/international-mexico-captures-alleged-head-cultlike-cartel Mexican federal police said Wednesday that they had dealt a lethal blow to one of the country's most notorious drug cartels following an operation that nabbed the alleged leader of the cultlike, pseudo-Christian La Familia cartel.<p>Jose de Jesus Mendez Vargas, nicknamed <em>El Chango</em>, or "The Monkey," was apprehended Tuesday in the central state of Aguascalientes, officials said. Wed, 22 Jun 2011 18:55:22 +0000 NPR.org 2992 at http://michiganradio.org Mexico Captures Alleged Head Of Cultlike Cartel Just in time, a deal to avert a government shutdown http://michiganradio.org/post/just-time-deal-avert-government-shutdown Congressional leaders and President Obama reached a budget agreement a little more than an hour before a midnight deadline for avoiding a partial shutdown of the federal government. Sat, 09 Apr 2011 03:15:21 +0000 NPR.org 1997 at http://michiganradio.org Just in time, a deal to avert a government shutdown What's closed (and what's not) in a shutdown http://michiganradio.org/post/whats-closed-and-whats-not-shutdown The consequences of a partial government shutdown would be felt most immediately and visibly in areas where the public interacts directly with agencies. But if it drags on, those consequences could spread through the federal court system, the mortgage industry and even the launch of a space shuttle.<p>In the short term, the 394 sites run by the National Park Service would be closed, while income tax returns filed on paper would not be processed. Fri, 08 Apr 2011 20:21:41 +0000 NPR.org 1996 at http://michiganradio.org What's closed (and what's not) in a shutdown GOP-controlled House passes stopgap spending bill http://michiganradio.org/post/gop-controlled-house-passes-stopgap-spending-bill President Obama says another round of talks with congressional leaders has helped, but there is no deal yet to avert a government shutdown.<p>Obama said he hoped to be able to announce a deal on Friday but "there's no certainty yet." He said he told House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that he wants an answer in the morning.<p>He said there were "a few issues that are outstanding.<p>"They are difficult issues. They're important to both sides, and so I'm not yet prepared to express wild optimism," he said. Thu, 07 Apr 2011 20:51:34 +0000 NPR.org 1971 at http://michiganradio.org