pie http://michiganradio.org en Michigan couple sets out to improve the world with pie http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-couple-sets-out-improve-world-pie <p>Making the world better, one piece of pie at a time.</p><p>That is the mission behind a project called <a href="http://pieitforward.wordpress.com/">Pie It Forward</a>. Sarah Fertig says she is "on a mission to change the world with the power of pie.”</p><p>Sarah and her boyfriend Chris Kovac left their homes in Brighton, packed up their 1999 Silverado named Gracie, and, along with their Border Collie co-pilot Shalosh, the pair have been crisscrossing the nation, baking pies and handing out free slices.</p><p>Sarah Fertig joined us today to talk about their mission and just how one betters the world with pie.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 21:21:16 +0000 Stateside Staff 13328 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan couple sets out to improve the world with pie Stateside for Monday, July 1st, 2013 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-monday-july-1st-2013 <p>Michigan is leading the nation in small business loans. It seems like good news on the surface, but are there economic consequences for so many new start-ups?</p><p>And author Keith Taylor stopped by to give us his picks for summer-time reads. His choices might just surprise you.</p><p>Also we began a week-long series of stories here on Stateside where we'll hear from immigrants about what America means to them. Today's story came from a young woman who lives at the Salvation Army's Teen Parent Center in Grand Rapids.&nbsp;</p><p>And, we found out how one couple is trying to bring goodness to communities by baking pies.</p><p>Also, we welcomed Interlochen Public Radio listeners to Stateside!&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Listeners from Traverse City to </span>Manistee<span style="line-height: 1.5;">; Harbor Springs to </span>Ludington<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, joining in on the conversations and issues that matter to all of us as </span>Michiganders<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Together, we'll explore breaking news and better understand policy issues, and we'll discover stories and meet people from every corner of our state.</span></p><p>First on the show, Governor Snyder continues his travels around the state today in southeast Michigan to push for an expansion of Medicaid. Governor Snyder wants to expand the program – using federal funds – to hundreds of thousands of low-income adults.</p><p>Snyder has criticized fellow Republicans in the Senate for leaving Lansing for their summer recess without voting on the measure. The state House had already approved the legislation.</p><p>Governor Snyder joined us today to discuss the issue.</p><p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 21:19:23 +0000 Stateside Staff 13329 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Monday, July 1st, 2013 Duo that conspired to strike Senator Levin with a pie enter plea agreement http://michiganradio.org/post/duo-conspired-strike-senator-levin-pie-enter-plea-agreement <p>Defendants Alam Mohsen and Max Kantar explained to a federal judge in Grand Rapids the pie incident was an anti-war statement. They singled out Levin because of his foreign policy stance. Fri, 18 Mar 2011 20:28:03 +0000 Lindsey Smith 1717 at http://michiganradio.org Duo that conspired to strike Senator Levin with a pie enter plea agreement