Germany http://michiganradio.org en Snyder leaves Saturday for weeklong trade trip to Germany and Italy http://michiganradio.org/post/snyder-leaves-saturday-weeklong-trade-trip-germany-and-italy <p>Gov. Rick Snyder is headed to Europe this weekend. It’s the <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/michigans-governor-flies-europe-hopes-boosting-trade">second trade mission he’s taken to Germany </a>and Italy since taking office. He’s also taken t<a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/governor-snyder-leaves-trade-mission-china-and-japan">hree trade trips to Asia.</a></p><p>“I think everyone acknowledges the world is only becoming more global,” Snyder said.</p><p>Snyder says he’ll focus on the automotive and manufacturing industries during this weeklong trip.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:29:47 +0000 Lindsey Smith 17018 at http://michiganradio.org Snyder leaves Saturday for weeklong trade trip to Germany and Italy Could German-style paid apprenticeships work in Michigan? http://michiganradio.org/post/could-german-style-paid-apprenticeships-work-michigan <p align="LEFT">In the United States, high school students are often told they need a four-year college degree to get a good job. That can mean racking up a lot of debt.</p><p align="LEFT">But in Germany, students can choose a paid apprenticeship. Now, Michigan officials hope to import the system here.</p><p align="LEFT">The apprentice system in Germany is extensive. You can become a land surveyor, a bank clerk, a robotics technician... so it's not hard to find someone who's done it.</p><p align="LEFT">When&nbsp;Sophie Stepke was 16, she was&nbsp;a typical teen. She had no idea what she wanted to do for a living.</p><p align="LEFT">She could have postponed a decision by staying in high school. Instead,</p><blockquote><p align="LEFT">I went for an apprenticeship as a professional land surveyor. So for three years, I worked with an employer, I went to school, and I basically became a professional land surveyor. So I was staying out there building streets and building houses and all that kind of stuff.</p></blockquote><p align="LEFT"> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 04:49:18 +0000 Tracy Samilton 16371 at http://michiganradio.org Could German-style paid apprenticeships work in Michigan? 'Never Again' shares the story of an Ann Arbor Holocaust survivor http://michiganradio.org/post/never-again-shares-story-ann-arbor-holocaust-survivor <p></p><p>Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day, an annual commemoration created by Congress to honor the millions of Jews who died in the Nazi Holocaust, as well as millions of others.&nbsp;</p><p>It is linked with the Holocaust Remembrance Day that Israeli Prime Minister, David Ben Gurion&nbsp;started 60 year ago.&nbsp;</p><p>Though the ranks of survivors are dwindling, those who are still here continue to share their experiences with the goal of preserving history and preventing future genocides.&nbsp;</p><p>This year's theme for the National Days of Remembrance is "Never Again: Heeding the Warning Signs," and encompasses the stories of many survivors, including Ann Arbor resident Miriam Garvil.</p><p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 20:32:15 +0000 Stateside Staff 12048 at http://michiganradio.org German auto parts company to expand in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/german-auto-parts-company-expand-michigan <p align="LEFT">A German auto parts company says it will open a third plant in Michigan.</p><p align="LEFT">Brose North America&nbsp;-- Brose is&nbsp;pronounced&nbsp;&quot;Brose-uh&quot; --&nbsp;says Governor Rick Snyder&#39;s recent trade mission to Germany is part of the reason.&nbsp;</p><p align="LEFT">Snyder visited Italy and Germany during a trade mission in March.&nbsp;</p><p align="LEFT">Brose officials say talks about a Michigan expansion began &quot;in earnest&quot; during the Governor&#39;s visit to the company&#39;s facilities in Wurzburg, Germany.</p><p align="LEFT">Brose says it plans to buy a former Chrysler Mopar plant in New Boston near Detroit, to meet new demand in North America for seating and doors, after winning new contracts with Chrysler and Ford.&nbsp;</p><p align="LEFT">The company expects to hire an additional 450 people in the next five years to work at the new plant and Brose&#39;s two other factories in Auburn Hills and Warren.&nbsp;<span style="display: none;">&nbsp; Mon, 14 May 2012 21:38:20 +0000 Tracy Samilton 7467 at http://michiganradio.org German auto parts company to expand in Michigan 1 of 4 American E. coli victims recuperating in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/1-4-american-e-coli-victims-recuperating-michigan <p>The recent E. coli outbreak, based largely in Germany but <a href="http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2011-06-06/consequences-europes-e-coli-outbreak">affecting a total of twelve countries</a>, is responsible for at least 22 deaths with thousands more reported ill.</p><p>At least one of the victims of the recent E. coli outbreak is in Michigan. Mon, 06 Jun 2011 17:51:45 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 2762 at http://michiganradio.org 1 of 4 American E. coli victims recuperating in Michigan