reinvention http://michiganradio.org en "After the Factory" looks at life in post-industrial Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/after-factory-looks-life-post-industrial-detroit <p>A new documentary focuses on two cities: Detroit, Michigan and Lodz, Poland.</p><p>&ldquo;<a href="http://afterthefactoryfilm.com/">After the Factory</a>&rdquo; looks at how the two cities are trying to reinvent themselves in a post-industrial age.</p><p>Philip Lauri is the film&rsquo;s director. He says cities around the world are struggling to answer the question: What happens after industrialization and manufacturing leaves?</p> Sun, 29 Jan 2012 20:00:00 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 5969 at http://michiganradio.org "After the Factory" looks at life in post-industrial Detroit Snyder calls on “silent majority” to express support for his plans http://michiganradio.org/post/snyder-calls-%E2%80%9Csilent-majority%E2%80%9D-express-support-his-plans <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/michigan/local-michigan-962740.mp3</p><p>Over the last few weeks, <a href="http://news.michiganradio.org/list/term/2109?page=1">thousands have protested against</a> Snyder&rsquo;s budget plans. There were a few hundred at a rally in downtown Grand Rapids last week. Outside the <a href="http://www.amwaygrand.com/">Amway Grand Plaza Hotel</a> where Snyder addressed a group of business leaders Monday, just a handful of people held signs.</p><p>Inside the hotel, Snyder told the crowd he respects the protestors, and he says he expected them.</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;Are they all going to get on board? No. Will some people stay upset for a very long time? Yes. But I believe the vast majority of Michiganders are already being very supportive of what we&rsquo;re doing.&rdquo;</p></blockquote><p>Snyder encouraged what he called the &lsquo;silent majority&rsquo; to speak up &ndash; to friends and co-workers, to the media, and to those they elected.</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;This is the time to speak. Staying quiet does not help.&rdquo;</p></blockquote><p> Mon, 11 Apr 2011 21:52:37 +0000 Lindsey Smith 2030 at http://michiganradio.org Snyder calls on “silent majority” to express support for his plans What will the 'Michigan reinvention' look like? http://michiganradio.org/post/what-will-michigan-reinvention-look <p>Governor Snyder says he’s optimistic about Michigan’s future, but there are many people who are not happy about how the Governor plans to get there.</p> Tue, 15 Mar 2011 12:43:32 +0000 Lester Graham 1648 at http://michiganradio.org What will the 'Michigan reinvention' look like? Snyder defends his budget proposal in Lansing http://michiganradio.org/post/snyder-defends-his-budget-proposal-lansing <p>Governor Rick Snyder spoke to the Michigan Association of Broadcasters&#39; Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference and Expo in Lansing this morning. As the Associated Press reports, the Governor continued to defend his idea for reinvesting the state:</p><blockquote><p>...Snyder says Michigan citizens need to think about what&#39;s best for everyone rather than just themselves if the state is to reinvent itself.</p><p>...the Republican governor defended his nearly $2 billion in business tax cuts and the income tax changes he wants to make to offset that, including a tax on pensions.</p><p>He says people naturally object to changes that will affect their bottom line. But he believes &quot;we are at a &#39;we&#39; moment, and we can do this.&quot;</p><p>Snyder has been criticized for proposing deep cuts to public education, universities and local governments at the same time he&#39;s slashing business taxes and asking for people to pay more in income taxes.</p><p>He says a new approach is needed. Wed, 09 Mar 2011 17:58:32 +0000 Zoe Clark 1564 at http://michiganradio.org Snyder defends his budget proposal in Lansing