father http://michiganradio.org en Stateside for Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-tuesday-jan-14-2014 <div>There are 2,5000 dams in Michigan and more than 90% are going to hit or exceed their design life by 2020. On today's show: How concerned should we be about our aging dams, and is there the money and political will to fix them?</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Then, t<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">state's chief medical doctor explains why this year's flu season seems to be a particularly rough one.&nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>And, one man from Ann Arbor is working to earn respect for dads all over America with the Dad 2.0 Summit.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Also, the Detroit Zoo is not just a tourist attraction, it's a leader in animal conservation and preservation.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p>First on the show, t<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he data and numbers crunchers have been working away, trying to peer into the future to figure out what lies ahead for Michigan over the next 10 years in terms of jobs and pay.</span></p><div>The verdict: Michigan's economic axis is tilting west.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Rick Haglund's recent story for Bridge Magazine is headlined: "Future job growth favors West Michigan."</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p style="padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 22px; font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 15px; vertical-align: baseline;">And Don Grimes is with the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment and the Economy at the University of Michigan.</p><p style="padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 22px; font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 15px; vertical-align: baseline;">They join us today to discuss the issue.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 21:52:43 +0000 Stateside Staff 16021 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 Ann Arbor father seeks respect for all dads in America http://michiganradio.org/post/ann-arbor-father-seeks-respect-all-dads-america <p>How about some respect for dads, everyone?</p><p>How about we stop with the marketing and entertainment cliches portraying Dad as a big ol' doofus who can't boil a pot of water or change a nasty diaper? And we start recognizing that men play a very active role in the home life and they are not the opposite side of the coin to the "supermommy."</p><p>This has been the mission of our next guest. Doug French been one of the nation's leading "daddy bloggers" ever since launching his blog "<a href="http://laidoffdad.typepad.com/">Laid Off Dad</a>" over 10 years ago. And in July 2010, he created another blog, <a href="http://whentheflamesgoup.com/">When the Flames Go Up</a>, blogging with his ex-wife about co-parenting after divorce.</p><p>He's also the co-founder of the upcoming <a href="http://www.dad2summit.com/">Dad 2.0 Summit</a>, which aims to raise the profile of America's dads in the eyes of companies and marketers.</p><p>He does all of this as he practices the fine art of being a dad.</p><p>Doug French joined us today.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 21:51:21 +0000 Stateside Staff 16018 at http://michiganradio.org Ann Arbor father seeks respect for all dads in America State of Opportunity today: Be A Man http://michiganradio.org/post/state-opportunity-today-be-man <p>Today at 3pm on Michigan Radio, our <a href="http://stateofopportunity.michiganradio.org/post/be-man-story-six-chapters">State of Opportunity</a> team presents its latest documentary.</p><p>Dustin Dwyer takes a look at men in our society. It’s a story in six parts.</p><p>It features the voices of men and young men from River Rouge High School, a church in Grand Rapids, and a martial arts gym in Lansing.</p><p>It even takes us to the Davis Primate Center in California, where we learn about a species of ape where the females – not the males – are dominant.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 14:18:20 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13690 at http://michiganradio.org State of Opportunity today: Be A Man Michigan bills would extend biological dads' rights http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-bills-would-extend-biological-dads-rights <p><a href="http://www.legislature.mi.gov/%28S%285cgx53rhgohhxg45jtfd15ft%29%29/mileg.aspx?page=Home">The Michigan Legislature</a> has approved bills that would give biological fathers some rights to their children, even if the mothers were married to other men at the time of birth.<br /><br />Michigan law now presumes that a woman&#39;s husband is the father of her children, making him responsible for their support and denying parental rights to the biological father.<br /> Sun, 10 Jun 2012 22:15:00 +0000 The Associated Press 7827 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan bills would extend biological dads' rights One Mother + Two Fathers = A growing number of American families http://michiganradio.org/post/one-mother-two-fathers-growing-number-american-families <p>New University of Michigan research finds more women are having more children by more than one father. The U of M study shows 28% of women with two or more children had those children by more than one man. Among African-American women that number goes up to 59%.</p><p>Cassandra Dorius is a demographer at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research.</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;I think it&rsquo;s just that families are changing. That families have been changing for a long time and that this is just one more indication that they are new and different today.&quot;</p></blockquote><p>Dorius says families with multiple fathers face higher stress levels, as children and parents try to balance emotional and financial pressures.&nbsp;</p><p>She&nbsp;says the growing remarriage trend , as well as single parenthood, is increasing &lsquo;Multiple Partner Fertility&rsquo; in the U.S. Sat, 02 Apr 2011 21:22:31 +0000 Steve Carmody 1890 at http://michiganradio.org