Michigan Humane Society http://michiganradio.org en Michigan Humane Society staff to sleep in doghouses http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-humane-society-staff-sleep-doghouses <p>DETROIT (AP) - Some <a href="http://www.michiganhumane.org">Michigan Humane Society</a> staffers will be spending the night in doghouses as part of an effort to raise awareness about the dangers of leaving pets outside in freezing temperatures.</p><p>http://youtu.be/9JGlkgM7cTQ</p> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 18:38:04 +0000 Associated Press 16469 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Thursday, Feb.13, 2014 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-thursday-feb13-2014 <p>When it comes to support for emergency care services, the U.S. just barely squeaked by with a passing grade, at least according to a new state-by-state report card put out by the American College of Emergency Physicians.<br /><br />And how did Michigan measure up, you might ask? Well, it turns out we're failing in access to emergency health care. We heard some recommendations about ways to move forward.</p><p>Then, we met a woman who’s trying to help people come together to have some uncomfortable, but enlightening, conversations about race, class and more.</p><p>And, we spoke with Daniel Howes about Tom Lewand, Detroit’s job czar.</p><p>Also, “Saturday Night Live” just hired its first black female cast member in five years. Will this bring more attention to other black comedians?</p><p>And, a Michigan historian gave us a closer look at how Michigan milkweed helped us in World War II.</p><p>Also, the Michigan Human Society has a new way to find homes for their animals: social media.</p><p>First on the show, h<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ow do you best measure the progress of students in Michigan's classrooms and, by extension, the effectiveness of their teachers?</span></p><p>It's one of the thorniest challenges being debated in Michigan education.</p><p>For years, the Michigan Education Assessment Program (MEAP)&nbsp;and the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) have been the assessment tools. Now, with the move to the Common Core Standards, it's out with the&nbsp;MEAP&nbsp;and MME and in with the what?</p><p>Districts around Michigan are gearing up for an online adaptive assessment test in the spring of 2015.</p><p>The Michigan Department of Education says the state has only one option for testing students on the Common Core State Standards for the next three years.</p><p>And that option is the Smarter Balanced Assessment – the SBA.</p><p>But state lawmakers haven't made that official.</p><p>We wondered how districts&nbsp; are preparing for the SBA or whatever test they're told to administer next year.</p><p>William Heath is the superintendent of the&nbsp;Morrice&nbsp;Area Schools and principal at&nbsp;Morrice&nbsp;Junior and Senior High School located in&nbsp;Shiawassee&nbsp;County. He joined us today.</p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:53:49 +0000 Stateside Staff 16442 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Thursday, Feb.13, 2014 Michigan Humane Society uses social media to place animals in homes http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-humane-society-uses-social-media-place-animals-homes <p>This is worth taking a look at as Facebook marks its 10th birthday. Social media is being used by the Michigan Humane Society to find homes for its orphaned animals.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kelly Stork is the social media specialist for the Michigan Humane Society, and she joined us today to tell us more about it.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></span></p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:53:21 +0000 Stateside Staff 16440 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Humane Society uses social media to place animals in homes Referendum campaign will try to block wolf hunts http://michiganradio.org/post/referendum-campaign-will-try-block-wolf-hunts <p>A ballot campaign will launch this week to overturn a new law that allows the state to establish wolf hunting seasons in the Upper Peninsula.</p><p>The campaign Keep Michigan Wolves Protected will appear before a state elections board on Thursday to get its petition approved for circulation.</p><p>Jill Fritz is the Michigan director for the Humane Society and the leader of the petition drive. She said the gray wolf was only recently removed from the endangered species list.</p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 22:13:20 +0000 Rick Pluta 10766 at http://michiganradio.org Referendum campaign will try to block wolf hunts Commentary: Helping children in poverty http://michiganradio.org/post/commentary-helping-children-poverty <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial" id="role_document" size="2"><font size="4"><font size="4"><font size="4">Two weekends ago, I went to something called the Bow-Wow brunch, at an upscale hotel in suburban Detroit. The purpose was to raise money to support the Michigan Humane Society.</font></font></font></font></p> Mon, 07 May 2012 15:18:48 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 7365 at http://michiganradio.org Commentary: Helping children in poverty Saving Animals http://michiganradio.org/post/saving-animals <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/michigan/local-michigan-973114.mp3</p><p><font color="#000000" face="Arial" id="role_document" size="2"><font size="4"><font size="4"><font size="4">There&rsquo;s been a big controversy lately involving the Michigan Humane Society -- and by extension, every animal shelter in the state. It has to do with how many animals they have to kill.</font></font></font></font></p> Mon, 13 Jun 2011 16:59:17 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 2857 at http://michiganradio.org Saving Animals Feral cat population probably not as large as reported http://michiganradio.org/post/feral-cat-population-probably-not-large-reported <p>A Detroit newspaper reported there were 657,000 feral cats in the Detroit area. But that number might not be correct.</p><p>Kevin Hatman is with the <a href="http://www.michiganhumane.org/site/PageServer">Michigan Humane Society</a>. He says he&rsquo;s not sure how accurate that number is. But he says there is a large population of wild cats in the Detroit area:</p> Wed, 01 Jun 2011 20:33:07 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 2712 at http://michiganradio.org Feral cat population probably not as large as reported