Sonari Glinton http://michiganradio.org en The Long Road To GM's Ignition Switch Recall http://michiganradio.org/post/long-road-gms-ignition-switch-recall The new head of General Motors, Mary Barra, goes to Capitol Hill Tuesday to begin two days of testimony.<p>It's the first time she'll be questioned about a safety defect that's been linked to at least 13 deaths and has sparked a 2.6 million-vehicle recall.<p>At issue for the Detroit CEO is a classic question: What did GM know about the problems with ignition switch problems in its cars, and when did the company know it?<p>And just as important for GM and government regulators is the follow-up question: Why did no one act sooner?<p>In the recent history of General Motors, there's one car that s Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:42:43 +0000 Sonari Glinton 17059 at http://michiganradio.org The Long Road To GM's Ignition Switch Recall Right-To-Work Measure Expected To Pass In Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/right-work-measure-expected-pass-michigan Michigan's Legislature is expected to pass legislation Tuesday that would bar contracts requiring employees to pay union dues as a condition of employment. The proposed right-to-work law has infuriated union leaders in a state considered the heart of the union movement.<p>Republican leaders pushing the bill closely watched the fights over labor rights going on across the Midwest, but it wasn't Ohio or Wisconsin that prompted them into action. Tue, 11 Dec 2012 16:04:43 +0000 Sonari Glinton 10310 at http://michiganradio.org Right-To-Work Measure Expected To Pass In Michigan Medalist Claressa Shields Gets A Hero's Welcome http://michiganradio.org/post/medalist-claressa-shields-gets-heros-welcome-flint-michigan Hundreds gathered in Flint, Mich., Tuesday, to celebrate the return home of Olympian Claressa Shields. At 17, Shields became the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetorch/2012/08/10/158496706/michigans-claressa-shields-wins-historic-gold-medal-in-womens-boxing">first U.S. woman ever</a> — and the only American this summer — to win a gold medal in boxing.<p>In a rare moment of joy, Flint greeted the high school student with a marching band and a motorcycle escort.<p>Shields had spent a long day traveling and being stuck in airports. But this day, she was no ordinary traveler. Wed, 15 Aug 2012 20:44:24 +0000 Sonari Glinton 8690 at http://michiganradio.org Medalist Claressa Shields Gets A Hero's Welcome Million-Dollar Mansion has a bargain basement price http://michiganradio.org/post/million-dollar-mansion-has-bargain-basement-price Even before the financial crisis, Detroit was known for its undervalued real estate. Now, a bad situation is even worse.<p>Michael Bradley and his sister Annette Foreman have spent the last several months cleaning their mother's home. She died on Christmas Eve last year, and they're putting her house up for sale.<p>The four-story house, known as Stone Hedge, was originally built for Walter O. Briggs in 1915. Briggs was in the car business. His company built auto bodies, and he owned the Detroit Tigers.<p>Stone Hedge is large, about 10,000 square feet. Sat, 21 Apr 2012 18:14:41 +0000 Sonari Glinton 7138 at http://michiganradio.org Million-Dollar Mansion has a bargain basement price Why Michigan Catholics favor the Mormon candidate http://michiganradio.org/post/why-michigan-catholics-favor-mormon-candidate Presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are neck-and-neck in the polls in the run-up to the Michigan Republican primary on Tuesday.<p>One group that Romney appears to have an advantage with is Roman Catholic voters despite the fact that he is Mormon and Santorum Catholic.<p>The disconnect between faith and politics highlights differences among Catholics and shows that some religious voters are focusing more on other issues.<p><strong>Declaring Faith</strong><p>Santorum doesn't shy away from letting people know that he's a man of faith. Mon, 27 Feb 2012 11:22:08 +0000 Sonari Glinton 6375 at http://michiganradio.org Why Michigan Catholics favor the Mormon candidate Like The Lions, Detroit Finally Has A Winning Season http://michiganradio.org/post/lions-detroit-finally-has-winning-season After many awful seasons this year's Detroit Lions are — can you believe it — undefeated. To add to the glory, each of the Detroit car makers is showing signs of health with increased quality and profitability. It's long-awaited good news for a city that's been through bad times.<p>There's no denying that Detroit has had an image problem for quite a while. A whole cottage industry has sprung up over the years with many people from all walks trying to help turn that image around.<p>Charlie Wollborg is kind of a professional cheerleader for the Detroit region. Sat, 01 Oct 2011 21:13:31 +0000 Sonari Glinton 4403 at http://michiganradio.org Like The Lions, Detroit Finally Has A Winning Season The return of luxury retail http://michiganradio.org/post/return-luxury-retail Consumers spent more on retail goods in the first quarter than they did during the same time last year. Fri, 08 Apr 2011 16:11:23 +0000 Sonari Glinton 1983 at http://michiganradio.org