Capuchin Soup Kitchen http://michiganradio.org en Stateside for Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-tuesday-september-3rd-2013 <p></p><p>Some of Michigan’s preschoolers are paying the price as federal sequester cuts sink in. On today’s show we take a look at what the cuts mean to families who rely on Head Start in Michigan.</p><p>Later in the hour, we speak with Blaine Pardoe, author of the new book <em>Murder in Battle Creek: The Mysterious Death of Daisy Zick.</em></p><p>But first, Congressional leaders met today with President Obama to talk about the situation in Syria.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Over the weekend, the President called for the United States to take action against Syria for their alleged chemical weapons use.&nbsp; But the President said he wanted Congressional support for the action first.</span></p><p>Also, we hear from Congressman Justin Amash of west Michigan about his thoughts on the situation in the Middle East.</p><p>Finally, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen has been in continuous operation on Detroit's East side since the Great Depression starting in 1929, and the friars' mission in the city dates back even further to 1883. Brother Jerry Smith, director of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen discusses how the face of poverty has changed over 130 years.</p><p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 21:52:39 +0000 Stateside Staff 14250 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 Capuchin Soup Kitchen serving Detroit for 130 years http://michiganradio.org/post/capuchin-soup-kitchen-serving-detroit-130-years <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the ongoing effort to help struggling men, women and children in Michigan's cities, there is one group who's been reaching out to the needy for generations.</span></p><p>The Capuchin Soup Kitchen has been in continuous operation on Detroit's East side since the Great Depression of 1929, and the Capuchin friars' ministry in Southeast Michigan goes back even further to 1883. That's 130 years of day-in, day-out work.</p><p>We wanted to find out whether the face of poverty and need in Southeast Michigan has changed over so many decades.&nbsp; Brother Jerry Smith joined Cynthia Canty to speak about the Capuchins’ continuing mission to serve Detroit's disadvantaged people. &nbsp;</p><p><em>Listen to the story above.</em></p><p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 21:36:40 +0000 Stateside Staff 14249 at http://michiganradio.org Capuchin Soup Kitchen serving Detroit for 130 years Bus tour gives Detroit urban farm some love (audio slideshow) http://michiganradio.org/post/bus-tour-gives-detroit-urban-farm-some-love-audio-slideshow <p>Earlier this week, <a href="http://news.michiganradio.org/post/what%E2%80%99s-learn-detroit-spirit-determination-and-action">I joined a bus tour</a> organized to bring community leaders from Grand Rapids to visit Detroit. One of the many cool places we visited that hasn&rsquo;t made it into my writing so far is <a href="http://www.cskdetroit.org/EWG/">Earthworks Urban Farm</a>. I didn&rsquo;t want to overlook it &ndash; so here&rsquo;s the second installation of what Detroit can teach other cities in Michigan about urban farming. Fri, 08 Apr 2011 17:29:14 +0000 Lindsey Smith 1984 at http://michiganradio.org Bus tour gives Detroit urban farm some love (audio slideshow)