bloggers 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 Finding the hidden and fascinating stories in Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/finding-hidden-and-fascinating-stories-detroit <p></p><p>A few years ago, I had a student named John Carlisle who graduated and got a job as a reporter and then editor for a bunch of weekly suburban newspapers. He was very good at it, and he was also bored. So in his spare time, he began roving around Detroit, boldly going to places where nice suburban white kids have almost never gone before.</p><p>He met a guy called Jay Thunderbolt who had his own personal strip club in his house. He met a blues musician who kills and eats raccoons, and a civil rights icon who runs her own chicken farm in the old Irish neighborhood of Corktown.</p><p>Carlisle was fascinated. These stories had no place in the little newspapers he edited, so he began writing them for the Metro Times, an alternative paper in Detroit. To avoid any conflict with his day job, he wrote them under the pseudonym “<a href="http://www2.metrotimes.com/archives/browse.asp?byline=Detroitblogger+John">Detroitblogger</a><a href="http://www2.metrotimes.com/archives/browse.asp?byline=Detroitblogger+John"> John.</a>"</p><p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 15:18:28 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 15761 at http://michiganradio.org Finding the hidden and fascinating stories in Detroit An effort to give more bloggers journalistic ethics http://michiganradio.org/post/effort-give-more-bloggers-journalistic-ethics <p></p><p>Doctors and lawyers can’t practice medicine without a license, and plumbers and electricians have to be certified.</p><p>But anyone can call themselves a journalist. There are no rules, licensing or regulations, and anyone who understands the First Amendment to the Constitution knows it has to be that way.</p><p>Journalists are free to write and publish, thanks to the First Amendment, which says that Congress shall make no law “abridging the freedom of speech or of the press.“ In other words, nobody can legally define who is a journalist or who can call themselves one.</p><p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 12:36:36 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 14433 at http://michiganradio.org An effort to give more bloggers journalistic ethics Michigan law school sues bloggers, law firm for defamation http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-law-school-sues-bloggers-law-firm-defamation <p>A Michigan law school has sued a law firm and a handful of bloggers for defamation. The <a href="http://www.cooley.edu/">Thomas M. Cooley Law School</a> says four anonymous bloggers and individuals from <a href="http://www.kurzonstrauss.com/">Kurzon Strauss law firm in New York</a> are hurting its reputation online. One blog questions the academic quality at Cooley, noting that many graduates do not find jobs. The law firm posted <a href="http://qfora.com/jdu/thread.php?threadId=18236#post257639">several advertisements</a> naming Cooley as a law school that manipulates post-graduate student data. The firm has posted a <a href="http://qfora.com/jdu/thread.php?threadId=18035#post254357">retraction</a> on at least one website.</p><p>Jim Thelen is an associate dean at Cooley. He says the statements cross the line.</p><blockquote><p>&quot;People using the internet and doing so anonymously - it appears to embolden some people to say more than what they would say if they had to put their name to it,&quot; Thelen said.</p></blockquote><p>Thelen says he knows they can&rsquo;t police the internet, but wants the posts taken down. A partner at Kurzon Strauss declined to comment.</p><p><em>- Amelia Carpenter - Michigan Radio Newsroom</em> Mon, 01 Aug 2011 18:59:28 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 3557 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan law school sues bloggers, law firm for defamation