maps http://michiganradio.org en Mapping all of Detroit's properties, one parcel at a time http://michiganradio.org/post/mapping-all-detroits-properties-one-parcel-time <p>It's no secret that the city of Detroit and Wayne County have been hit hard by the double whammy of foreclosed and abandoned homes.</p><p>For owners of those homes — or those looking to buy as an investment — there's a resource available online: a website called <a href="http://whydontweownthis.com/">Why Don't We Own This</a>?</p><p>We wanted to find out more about the site, and what it means to owners, investors and the neighborhoods.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:58:03 +0000 Stateside Staff 16512 at http://michiganradio.org Mapping all of Detroit's properties, one parcel at a time Do you live in a 'Super ZIP?' Here are Michigan's top 5 wealthiest ZIP codes http://michiganradio.org/post/do-you-live-super-zip-here-are-michigans-top-5-wealthiest-zip-codes <p><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/local/2013/11/09/washington-a-world-apart/">This map</a> shows you how wealthy your ZIP code is.</p><p><em>The Washington Post</em> created it using data from the 2010 Census. Only zip codes that have at least 500 adults were included in the map (so some ZIP codes in the U.P. were not counted).</p><p>The ZIP codes are ranked from 0-99.</p><p>The higher the number, the higher the average household income and the higher the percentage of adults who have college degrees.</p><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 18:03:31 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 15440 at http://michiganradio.org Do you live in a 'Super ZIP?' Here are Michigan's top 5 wealthiest ZIP codes Do you really belong in Michigan? Take this test to find out http://michiganradio.org/post/do-you-really-belong-michigan-take-test-find-out <p>Researchers studied certain psychological traits across the country and found that&nbsp;Michiganders are fairly agreeable and extroverted (we rank 16th) and somewhat neurotic (we rank 27th).</p><p>All of this is according to a study called <a href="http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/psp-a0034434.pdf">"Divided We Stand: Three Psychological Regions of the United States and Their Political, Economical, Social, and Health Correlates,"</a> published by the <em>Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.</em></p><p>Time Magazine posted&nbsp;<a href="http://science.time.com/2013/10/22/the-united-states-of-attitude-an-interactive-guide-to-americas-moods/">the test</a>&nbsp;so anyone can see where they belong based on their personality.</p><p>The researchers say this study could challenge how we think about our country (by voting patterns, cultural stereotypes, and economic indicators) and regroup Americans based on their psychological tendencies.</p><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 17:08:16 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 14960 at http://michiganradio.org Do you really belong in Michigan? Take this test to find out Michigan is a nice, underrated, and overall mediocre state according to this poll http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-nice-underrated-and-overall-mediocre-state-according-poll <p>1,603 people responded to a <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/poll-how-americans-feel-about-the-states-2013-8">Business Insider poll</a> about standout qualities of each state in the U.S.&nbsp;</p><p>Does Michigan have a weird accent? No. But Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, and Louisiana do.&nbsp;</p><p>Best food? Not even close. But apparently South Carolina weirdly has better food than we do. What do people in South Carolina even eat?</p><p>Worst food: Alaska. &nbsp;Ah, yes. In this category, Michigan barely scrapes by. We don't have the best eats, but we don't have the worst.</p><p>The vaguely sweeping categories of "greatest state" and "craziest state" and "state with the hottest residents" was won by California, while Texas takes the cake as the "worst state." What does that <em>mean</em>?</p><p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 14:13:16 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 14076 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan is a nice, underrated, and overall mediocre state according to this poll The way the wind blows http://michiganradio.org/post/way-wind-blows <p>Looking for a strong visual argument for the untapped potential of wind power in the Great Lakes? Wondering why it&#39;s been rather blustery the last few days?</p><p>NPR science correspondent and Radiolab co-host Robert Krulwich might have found just the thing you&#39;re looking for (or at least something guaranteed to keep you mesmerized by your internet browser for a while).</p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 21:21:05 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 6971 at http://michiganradio.org The way the wind blows Governor Snyder approves redrawing Michigan's political map http://michiganradio.org/post/governor-snyder-approves-redrawing-michigans-political-map <p>Governor Rick Snyder has approved measures that redraw Michigan&rsquo;s legislative and congressional districts. The new maps were approved by the Legislature&rsquo;s Republican majorities in an intensely partisan battle. But this may not be the final word on the state&rsquo;s new district maps.&nbsp;</p><p>Michigan loses a congressional seat in the new maps to reflect the loss of population in the most recent census. The new lines throw at least two incumbent Democrats into the same district.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 Aug 2011 21:25:05 +0000 Rick Pluta 3672 at http://michiganradio.org Governor Snyder approves redrawing Michigan's political map