Cynthia Canty http://michiganradio.org en A check of the weather with MLive's Mark Torregrossa http://michiganradio.org/post/check-weather-mlives-mark-torregrossa <p>This time the forecasters did not cry wolf. We got slammed by snow.</p><p>Now that the snow has fallen, we’re looking at winds and dangerous cold.</p><p>What's ahead and when will we see something resembling a more "typical" Michigan winter?</p><p>For the answers we turned to MLive meteorologist Mark Torregrossa, who also runs <strong><em><u><a href="farmerweather.com.">farmerweather.com.</a></u></em></strong></p><p>I just got back yesterday from nearly two weeks in Ireland, and we were checking on Torregrossa’s reports as we got ready to fly back yesterday -- wondering if we were going to beat the snow and be able to land. The answer was "yes." He was spot-on in calling what was going to happen and when.</p><p><em>*Listen to the audio above.</em></p><p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 21:28:48 +0000 Cynthia Canty 15896 at http://michiganradio.org A check of the weather with MLive's Mark Torregrossa How co-workers view 'personal expressions' of their colleagues at work http://michiganradio.org/post/how-co-workers-view-personal-expressions-their-colleagues-work <p>Ask anyone here at Michigan Radio who walks by my cubicle: I love my husband, kids and grandson. I love the countryside in County Cork Ireland, and I love Roger Daltrey of The Who.</p><p>Why do they know that?</p><p>Because all around my desk, I've tacked up photos of my family, of the fields of West Cork, and of my meeting with the legendary Who singer.</p><p>It's something I've always done at my desks throughout my career.</p><p>But an intriguing study by University of Michigan researchers suggests I might not be doing myself a favor with such "visible expressions" of my personal life.</p><p>Joining me is one of the five co-authors of the research paper, set for publication in the Journal of Organizational Behavior.</p><p>Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks is an Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at the Ross School of Business at UofM.</p><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 21:42:21 +0000 Cynthia Canty 15452 at http://michiganradio.org How co-workers view 'personal expressions' of their colleagues at work Remembering the Lewis Brothers Circus based in Jackson, Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/remembering-lewis-brothers-circus-based-jackson-michigan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 1929, Paul and Mae Lewis founded the <a href="http://thelewisbrotherscircus.com/welcome-1.html">Lewis Bros. Circus</a>.</span></p><p>The traveling circus was based in Jackson, Michigan and traveled throughout the state. They even went to Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, dazzling small towns with exotic creatures and acrobats.</p><p>I sat down with Grace Wolbrink. She’s a professional storyteller who collected memories from the family.</p><p>“The circus was a world that was different…they had animals that came from other countries that nobody could see. And so life was around the small towns, but the circus helped them cross into another world and dimension that way,” said Wolbrink.</p><p>Paul and Mae’s nieces, Barbara and Winona Stanton, toured with the circus during the summer as young girls. Barbara’s stories helped create a museum exhibit about the Lewis Bros. That exhibit is currently on display at the Ella Sharp Museum in Jackson, Michigan. Thu, 05 Sep 2013 21:09:52 +0000 Cynthia Canty 14294 at http://michiganradio.org Remembering the Lewis Brothers Circus based in Jackson, Michigan Has summer become too organized for kids? http://michiganradio.org/post/has-summer-become-too-organized-kids <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There's a new traffic jam each morning at the end of my street. It began the week after school let out. It starts around 8:30 each morning: the stream of mini-vans and SUV's waiting to turn into the parking lot of a church to drop the kids off at summer day camp.</span></p><p>It's a scene being repeated all over Michigan. Kids being taken to one organized activity or another, from computer camp to theater camp to summer club swim meets, you get the idea.</p><p>Michigan Radio Sports Commentator John U. Bacon has a question: what ever happened to good old fashioned playing?</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 21:34:23 +0000 Cynthia Canty 13169 at http://michiganradio.org Has summer become too organized for kids? New talk show launches today http://michiganradio.org/post/new-talk-show-launches-today <p>Michigan Radio is launching a new talk show called,<a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/topic/stateside-cynthia-canty-0"> <em>Stateside</em></a><em> </em>today.&nbsp; It will air Thursdays from 3-4pm. Morning Edition host Christina Shockley sat down with <em>Stateside</em> host Cynthia Canty to talk about the new show.</p><p><em>There are two ways you can podcast "Stateside with Cynthia Canty</em>"</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 12:56:22 +0000 Cynthia Canty & Christina Shockley 8970 at http://michiganradio.org New talk show launches today