michelle obama http://michiganradio.org en Michigan kid wins lunch at the White House with his pizza pocket recipe http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-kid-wins-lunch-white-house-his-pizza-pocket-recipe <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you have ever visited the White House, you know it's an exciting memory you always treasure.</span></p><p>But how many of us can say we not only visited the White House, we were invited to have lunch with the First Lady of the United States?</p><p>Jacob Hirsch of Bloomfield Hills is 8 years old. Tomorrow, Jacob will be a guest at a Kid's "State Dinner" hosted by none other than First Lady Michelle Obama. It's actually a healthy lunch, part of the First Lady's <a href="http://www.letsmove.gov/">"Let's Move" initiative</a>.</p><p>Jacob won his invitation by submitting a healthy recipe in a big national competition. And out of more than 13 hundred entries, Jacob's "Picky Eater Pita Pizza Pocket" was one of 54 winners.</p><p>Jacob Hirsch joined us today in the studio.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 21:52:30 +0000 Stateside Staff 13419 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan kid wins lunch at the White House with his pizza pocket recipe Stateside for Monday, July 8th, 2013 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-monday-july-8th-2013 <p>Canada is dumping its garbage in Michigan. We took a look at why it's so cheap to haul trash over the border and the political reasons making it hard to stop.</p><p>And, the rise of the pop-up: Why temporary businesses are springing up and finding success.</p><p>And, we spoke with Jacob Hirsch, the boy from Bloomfield Hills who won a trip to the White House to have lunch with First Lady Michelle Obama.</p><p>Also, Jake Miklojcik joined us to talk about why Detroit casinos are seeing a drop in revenue.</p><p>But first we talked about Friday's decision by the Michigan Supreme Court. The court said it would not make an early ruling on the constitutionality of the state's new right-to-work law. Governor Snyder had asked the high court to decide the issue before the case made its way through lower courts.</p><p>The law was passed last December during a very controversial lame-duck legislative session. Under the law, workers cannot be forced to pay union dues or fees as a condition of employment.</p><p>Chris Gautz, the capitol correspondent for Crain's Detroit Business, joined us today to help break it down.</p><p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 21:36:08 +0000 Stateside Staff 13425 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Monday, July 8th, 2013 Commentary: Watching the conventions http://michiganradio.org/post/commentary-watching-conventions <p>I grew up a pathetic political junkie of the worst kind. I've been avidly watching and occasionally attending conventions since I was eight years old. I was so pathetic that I would rather have watched Stuart Symington speak than Rocky Colavito play ball.</p><p>However, while that didn’t make me one of the cool kids, it does give me some basis for comparison, and there is no doubt that Michelle Obama’s speech to the Democratic National Convention last night was one of the best I have ever heard.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 13:16:14 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 8946 at http://michiganradio.org Commentary: Watching the conventions Michelle Obama to Flint: "Let's Move!" http://michiganradio.org/post/michelle-obama-flint-lets-move <p>Flint is planning a major, new community wide effort to encourage fitness as it joins Michelle Obama's<a href="http://www.letsmove.gov/"> "Let's Move!"</a> anti-obesity campaign.&nbsp; Flint is the 500<sup>th</sup> local community to join the First Lady’s youth fitness campaign&nbsp;which marks its first anniversary tomorrow.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Mrs. Obama welcomed Flint to her campaign during a conference call with local officials today.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>&nbsp;“This is a generational problem.&nbsp; We have to keep driving this issue.&nbsp; We will do it here at the national level.&nbsp; But the real work happens on the ground where you are.”</p></blockquote><p>Flint is partnering with the <a href="http://www.crim.org/">Crim Fitness Foundation</a> to get people to&nbsp;make personal fitness commitments. A kick-off is planned for April. Flint also&nbsp;plans to expand nutrition-related education programs in its schools. Tue, 08 Feb 2011 21:55:42 +0000 Steve Carmody 1209 at http://michiganradio.org Michelle Obama to Flint: "Let's Move!"