cleveland http://michiganradio.org en Cities look to philanthropy as economic development tool http://michiganradio.org/post/cities-look-philanthropy-economic-development-tool <p><a href="http://www.amwaygrand.com/">The Amway Hotel</a>.&nbsp;<a href="http://vanandelarena.com/">Van Andel Arena</a>.&nbsp;The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.grmuseum.org/">Grand Rapids Public&nbsp;Museum</a>.&nbsp;What do all these things have in&nbsp;common?&nbsp;Yes, they&#39;re all credited with helping&nbsp;turn&nbsp;downtown&nbsp;<a href="http://downtowngr.org/">Grand&nbsp;Rapids&nbsp;</a>around. But&nbsp;they&nbsp;also&nbsp;owe&nbsp;their&nbsp;existence, at least in part,&nbsp;to something else: philanthropy.</p> Wed, 28 Dec 2011 18:36:36 +0000 Dustin Dwyer 5575 at http://michiganradio.org Cities look to philanthropy as economic development tool Power and Performance: A Changing Gears Special Program http://michiganradio.org/post/power-and-performance-changing-gears-special-program <p>The Changing Gears special program &quot;Power and Performance&quot; examines the roles of leadership and the economic fortunes of three Midwestern cities: Cleveland, Chicago and Detroit.</p><p>Can a strong mayor change a city by sheer will? Is quiet determination a better course of action? What difference has the quality of leadership made across the Great Lakes?</p><p>The show, hosted by Mike McIntyre, takes a look at how these cities are adapting to face new issues and also examine what problems they have that resist easy solutions.</p><p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/michigan/local-michigan-953280.mp3 Fri, 18 Feb 2011 20:11:15 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 1346 at http://michiganradio.org Power and Performance: A Changing Gears Special Program Leadership Series: Cleveland's Quiet Mayor (Part 2) http://michiganradio.org/post/leadership-series-clevelands-quiet-mayor-part-2 <p>Our Midwest reporting project Changing Gears is looking at the role of leadership this week. Yesterday, we heard about Detroit Mayor Dave Bing determined to remake his troubled city. Today, we hear about another mayor in our region faced with challenges.</p><p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/michigan/local-michigan-952295.mp3</p> Tue, 15 Feb 2011 14:25:14 +0000 Dan Bobkoff 1285 at http://michiganradio.org Leadership Series: Cleveland's Quiet Mayor (Part 2)