in case you missed it http://michiganradio.org en In case you missed it... http://michiganradio.org/post/case-you-missed-it-11 <p>Here&#39;s a look back at the week in public radio. We can&#39;t hear it all, but there are always stories worth a rewind.</p><p><strong>On the Media - <a href="http://www.onthemedia.org/transcripts/2011/05/13/04">The &#39;Decline Effect&#39; and Scientific Truth</a></strong></p><p>On the Media is a public radio show that attempts to &quot;lift the veil from the process of &#39;making media,&#39; especially news media.&quot;</p> Fri, 13 May 2011 18:57:27 +0000 Mark Brush 2492 at http://michiganradio.org In case you missed it... In case you missed it... http://michiganradio.org/post/case-you-missed-it-10 <p>Time again for your weekly roundup</p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/05/06/136023482/without-a-college-degree-hard-pressed-for-jobs">&quot;Without A College Degree, Hard-Pressed For Jobs&quot; </a></p><p>Senior producer Mark Brush liked this Morning Edition feature from Zoe Chace about young people struggling to find jobs in an economic recovery in which the opportunities for young people seem to be constantly receding.</p><p><a href="http://splendidtable.publicradio.org/www_publicradio/tools/media_player/popup.php?name=splendid_table/2011/04/23/splendidtable_20110423_64&amp;starttime=00:01:01&amp;endtime=00:06:49">&quot;The Tamale and the Tire Iron&quot; </a></p><p>Michigan Radio&#39;s Kyle Norris suggested this moving story from The Splendid Table, about a man whose car breaks down and the generosity of the people who stop to help.</p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/05/06/136019762/the-fresh-air-interview-the-beastie-boys">&quot;Have Terry Check Your Head&quot;</a></p><p>For my part, I wish that I could say my favorite something serious like<a href="http:// http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2011-05-06/friday-news-roundup-hour-2 "> the international hour of the Diane Rehm Show&#39;s Friday news roundup</a>--because the commentary was illuminating, thorough, and diverse--but I&#39;d be lying if I said my favorite piece wasn&#39;t Terry Gross&#39;s <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/05/06/136019762/the-fresh-air-interview-the-beastie-boys">interview with the Beastie Boys</a>, which included a fascinating (no, seriously) discussion on how the single &quot;Fight for Your Right&quot; garnered the group some surprising fans, and not the kind they were really looking for at the time, and some interesting facts about the ways in which the group&#39;s follow-up album, Paul&#39;s Boutique, didn&#39;t satisfy some of their listeners.</p><p>-Brian Short, <em>Michigan Radio Newsroom</em> Fri, 06 May 2011 19:29:15 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 2388 at http://michiganradio.org In case you missed it... In case you missed it... http://michiganradio.org/post/case-you-missed-it-9 <h1>There&#39;s no way to catch everything that Michigan Radio airs during the week.</h1><p>Here are some highlights from this week&#39;s shows, in case you missed them!</p><p><a href="http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2011-04-28/fed-policy-and-transparency">&ldquo;The Fed: Policy and Transparency&rdquo;</a></p><p>On Wednesday, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke held the first news conference in the Fed&rsquo;s 98-year history.</p> Fri, 29 Apr 2011 19:24:11 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 2286 at http://michiganradio.org In case you missed it... In case you missed it...Government Shutdown Edition! http://michiganradio.org/post/case-you-missed-itgovernment-shutdown-edition <p>Here&#39;s our wrap-up of great stories and shows you may have missed this week on Michigan Radio.</p><p>Diane Rehm had a great show on Tuesday on<a href="http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2011-04-05/slashing-federal-budget"> &quot;Slashing the Federal Budget.&quot;</a></p><p>The show covered Paul Ryan&#39;s 2012 budget proposal as well as addressing some of the issues surrounding federal budgets issues that have lead to an imminent government shutdown.</p><p>For more coverage of the government shutdown, check out the <a href="http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2011-04-08/friday-news-roundup-hour-1">&quot;Domestic News Roundup&quot;</a> from Diane Rehm&#39;s Friday show as well as Laura Weber&#39;s <a href="http://news.michiganradio.org/post/gov-snyder-says-effect-potential-federal-government-shutdown-unclear">coverage</a> of Governor Snyder&#39;s <a href="http://news.michiganradio.org/post/gov-snyder-says-effect-potential-federal-government-shutdown-unclear">comments about the effects of a potential shutdown</a> on Michigan.&nbsp;</p><p>Over at WHYY&#39;s Fresh Air, Terry Gross talked with David Dow (original airdate 2/8/10), a texas attorney who has defended death row inmates for over two decades.</p><p>Dow&#39;s comments about the failures and triumphs of the criminal justice system, and his thoughts on the nature of evil, are definite highlights.</p><p>Dow&#39;s book, <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/04/08/135174462/for-two-decades-defending-death-row-inmates">Autobiography of an Execution</a>, has been released in paperback.</p><p>-Brian Short, <em>Michigan Radio Newsroom</em> Fri, 08 Apr 2011 20:07:59 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 1994 at http://michiganradio.org In case you missed it...Government Shutdown Edition! In case you missed it... April Fools Edition http://michiganradio.org/post/case-you-missed-it-april-fools-edition <p>NPR has a tradition of releasing an April Fool&#39;s Day story every year.</p><p>They&#39;re not obvious about revealing the joke, so they end up fooling a fair number of people every year.</p><p><strong>Morning Edition goes 3-D</strong></p><p>Here&#39;s this morning story from &quot;Jen Sands-Windsor&quot; about people opting for eye surgery so they can improve their 3-D movie experience:</p><p><embed allowfullscreen="true" base="http://www.npr.org" height="386" src="http://www.npr.org/v2/?i=135033545&amp;m=135033536&amp;t=audio" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="400" wmode="opaque"></embed></p><p>People were definitely fooled.</p><p>Michigan Radio&#39;s Rina Miller said she was &quot;<span data-jsid="text">hollering while driving about that stupid woman risking her vision for the sake of 3-D movies. Got me!&quot;</span></p><p><span data-jsid="text">And <a href="http://www.facebook.com/michiganradio">Facebook</a> fan Barb said, &quot;</span>Boy, am I gullible! I was complaining to my husband about this crazy surgery. Guess I gotta keep my radar on today. :)&quot;</p><p>And Jim West wrote about it on his blog - telling people to check the story out as a sign of the times:</p><blockquote><p>When <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/04/01/135033545/3d-surgery">NPR</a> reported this today I thought for sure they would end it with &lsquo;April Fools!&rsquo;- but they didn&rsquo;t.&nbsp; Which can only mean that people are getting crazier by the minute...What craziness rules these days.</p></blockquote><p>Someone let Jim know it was a joke to which he responded, &quot;i had that feeling but since they never ended with &lsquo;april fools&rsquo; &hellip;. well, it&rsquo;s npr. i trust them. im gullible.&quot;</p><p><strong>Marketplace gets in the game</strong></p><p>Our <a href="http://www.facebook.com/michiganradio">Facebook</a> fan Brian W. pointed out another April Fools story from the <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/04/01/am-frances-new-measure-of-wellbeing-boredom/">Marketplace Morning Report</a>.</p><p>David Brancaccio brought us this report &quot;France&#39;s new measure of well-being: Boredom.&quot;</p><p>Brancaccio reported:</p><blockquote><p>In addition to new measures of well-being in his country, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said today there must be balance, calling for new, regular government surveys of public levels of &quot;ennui,&quot; or boredom. Sarkozy said the intention is to &quot;Keep France French&quot; by insuring that Anglo-American-style happiness does not get out of hand.</p></blockquote><p>Take a listen:</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="83" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://minnesota.publicradio.org/www_publicradio/tools/media_player/syndicate.php?name=marketplace/morning_report/2011/04/01/marketplace_morning_report0450_20110401_64&amp;starttime=00:05:03.0&amp;endtime=00:07:03.0" title="marketplace_morning_report_2011_04_01_marketplace_morning_report0450_20110401_64s_player" type="text/html" width="319"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Here &amp; Now producers get into the game with its <a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2011/04/01/all-twitter-radio#disqus_thread"><em>Twitter Time</em></a> story</strong></p><p>The producers fooled host Robin Young with this fictitious story (it&#39;s wonderful to hear her surprise when she discovers the whole interview was a joke).</p><p>They set Young up to interview a radio station manager who was turning his airwaves over to Twitter as a way to attract a younger audience.</p><p>The Tweets, he tells Young, are converted to audio using special computer software.</p><p>Station Manager @smittyd tells Young it&#39;s &quot;a world that is happening right now, Robin - not however many hours ago as the traditional media might report it.&quot;</p><p>From the Here &amp; Now:</p><blockquote><p>A small public radio station on the Eastern Shore of Maryland is taking social media to the next level. The station, WAFD-FM, in Pocomoke, Md. has turned over its airwaves to Twitter.</p><p>From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on weekdays, listeners will hear a constant stream of &ldquo;tweets&rdquo; to the station.</p></blockquote><p>I hear Pocomoke is lovely this time of year.</p><p>Listen to Tweets turned to audio <a href="http://www.wbur.org/media-player?url=http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2011/04/01/all-twitter-radio/&amp;title=Social+Media+Experiment%3A+Twitter+Takes+Over+Radio+Airwaves&amp;segment=all-twitter-radio&amp;pubdate=2011-04-01&amp;source=hereandnow">here</a>. &quot;You gotta develop an ear for it.&quot;</p><p>You can also hear the bleeped out tweets. The offending words are replaced with &quot;NPR News.&quot;</p><p>On Here &amp; Now&#39;s comment section Jesse wrote:</p><blockquote><p>I&#39;m thinking, &quot;this is the dumbest idea I have ever heard.&quot; Then, boom! Ya got me!</p></blockquote><p><strong>NPR&#39;s True Gem</strong></p><h1>While we&#39;re at it, don&#39;t forget to pick up the wonderful <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125456925"><strong>40th Anniversary CD collection of NPR&#39;s best funding credits</strong></a>. Fri, 01 Apr 2011 18:49:05 +0000 Mark Brush 1885 at http://michiganradio.org In case you missed it... April Fools Edition In case you missed it... http://michiganradio.org/post/case-you-missed-it-7 <p><strong><a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/03/25/134824522/japans-cherry-blossoms-in-brief-beautiful-bloom">The Lesson of the Cherry Blossom</a> - <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/03/25/134824522/japans-cherry-blossoms-in-brief-beautiful-bloom?ps=cprs">NPR&#39;s Morning Edition</a></strong></p><p>Cherry blossoms are blooming in Washington D.C. They will be at their peak around the end of this month. The cherry trees around the Tidal Basin in Washington D.C. were first planted in 1912 after the people of Japan gave them to the U.S. as a gift of friendship, according to the <a href="http://www.nps.gov/cherry/cherry-blossom-types.htm">National Park Service</a>.</p><p>The flowering cherry tree, or &quot;Sakura,&quot; is an exalted flowering plant in Japan. It symbolizes the Buddhist notion of impermanence in life.</p><p>NPR&#39;s Linda Wertheimer visited with James Ulak, senior curator of Japanese art at the Freer Gallery and the Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C.</p><p>Ulak visits Japan regularly for his work. He was there just days before the disaster struck.</p><p>Ulak spoke with Wertheimer about the symbolism of the cherry tree to the Japanese people and about the artwork at the museum. Artwork that depicts the Matsushima region, a place of great beauty and a place that inspires the Japanese people.</p><p>Ulak says the devastation of this area would be comparable to the United States losing the Grand Canyon. From NPR.org:</p><blockquote><p>The bay has been long known as one of the most beautiful places in Japan. Its views of blue water, craggy rocks and twisted pine trees have attracted visitors and artists for centuries. Fri, 25 Mar 2011 20:47:15 +0000 Mark Brush 1801 at http://michiganradio.org In case you missed it... In case you missed it... http://michiganradio.org/post/case-you-missed-it-6 <p>On Wednesday, <a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/fresh-air/">Fresh Air </a>interviewed Dr. Gregg Bloche about<a href="http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&amp;t=1&amp;islist=false&amp;id=134568775&amp;m=134569139"> the dangers that rising health care costs pose </a>to patients and to doctor&#39;s adherence to the Hippocratic Oath.</p><p>From NPR&#39;s website:</p><blockquote><p>In most medical schools, students recite the Hippocratic Oath together to mark the start of their professional careers. The soon-to-be physicians swear to uphold the ethical standards of the medical profession and promise to stand for their patients without compromise.</p><p>Though the oath has been rewritten over the centuries, the essence of it has remained the same: &quot;In each house I go, I go only for the good of my patients.&quot;</p><p>But the principles of the oath, says Dr. Gregg Bloche, are under an &quot;unprecedented threat.&quot; In <em>The Hippocratic Myth</em>, Bloche details how doctors are under constant pressure to compromise or ration their care in order to please lawmakers, lawyers and insurance companies.</p></blockquote><p> Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:37:45 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 1705 at http://michiganradio.org In case you missed it... In case you missed it... http://michiganradio.org/post/case-you-missed-it-5 <p><a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/">Michigan Radio</a> broadcasts hundreds of stories, interviews, and commentaries every week.</p><p>One person can&#39;t possibly hear them all.</p><p>Here, you&#39;ll find a few stories we think you might like to hear:</p><p><strong>Oh You Shouldn&#39;t Have... no really - <a href="http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/428/oh-you-shouldnt-have">This American Life</a></strong></p> Fri, 11 Mar 2011 21:05:34 +0000 Mark Brush 1613 at http://michiganradio.org In case you missed it... In case you missed it... http://michiganradio.org/post/case-you-missed-it-4 <p>It&#39;s Friday. Time to take a look at a few radio pieces worth a second listen... or a first listen if you missed them.</p><p><strong>Tough Lives</strong></p><p>This past week, we caught several stories about growing up or living in a tough environment.</p><p><em><strong><a href="http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2011-02-28/andre-dubus-iii-townie">Andre Dubus III: &quot;Townie&quot; - The Diane Rehm Show</a></strong></em></p><p><a href="http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2011-02-28/andre-dubus-iii-townie">Diane Rehm</a> talked to Andre Dubus III, best-selling author, about his recent memoir <em>Townie</em>.</p><p>Hearing someone talk about their memoir doesn&#39;t always make for radio magic, but I sat and listened to the entire interview with Dubus as he talked about his journey - going from a scrawny kid, to muscled brawler, to successful author.</p><p>From the Diane Rehm Show website:</p><blockquote><p>In the 1970s, life along Massachusetts&#39; Merrimack River was harsh and unforgiving. Jobs were scarce, neighborhoods were rife with drugs and violence, and hopelessness and despair prevailed. To survive amid such hardship, &quot;House of Sand and Fog&quot; author Andre Dubus III, built himself up from a scared, scrawny victim to a muscled street fighter who could defend his family and channel his anger at his absent father. Later on, Dubus found redemption through writing. He healed old wounds and forged a new life as one of America&#39;s bestselling authors.</p></blockquote><p>In the interview, Dubus III talks about his rough and tumble childhood, touching on the difficulties facing single parents as well as issues surrounding bullying and empowerment, including Dubus&#39;s own vigilante-esque behavior in the face of would-be intimidators in his neighborhood.</p><p>Dubus III is charming and down-to-earth about topics which, one imagines, are very personal, and somewhat difficult to talk about. Not to be missed.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://splendidtable.publicradio.org/listings/110226/"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="350" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/fovfxKGCYzo" title="YouTube video player" width="400"></iframe></a></p><p> Fri, 04 Mar 2011 17:36:01 +0000 Mark Brush 1482 at http://michiganradio.org In case you missed it... In case you missed it... http://michiganradio.org/post/case-you-missed-it-0 <p>Here are a few stories that either I heard, my colleagues and friends heard, or pieces that our online friends found interesting on Michigan Radio this week.</p><p><em>(We want to hear about your favorites! Please add them to the comments section below)</em> Fri, 04 Feb 2011 21:30:06 +0000 Mark Brush 1176 at http://michiganradio.org In case you missed it... In case you missed it... http://michiganradio.org/post/case-you-missed-it <p><a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/">Michigan Radio</a> broadcasts hundreds of stories, interviews, and commentaries every week (anyone care to tally them up? - my guess is around 600 pieces in one week).</p><p>Whether these pieces come from our local reporters, NPR's reporters, NPR shows, shows from American Public Media, Public Radio International, or the BBC, it's impossible to keep up with ALL the stories coming over the airwaves.</p> Sat, 29 Jan 2011 00:25:04 +0000 Mark Brush 1080 at http://michiganradio.org In case you missed it...