2011 Stories http://michiganradio.org en 2011 in review: the good, the bad, and the ugly http://michiganradio.org/post/2011-review-good-bad-and-ugly <p>With a new year just days away <a href="https://www.publicinsightnetwork.org/form/changing-gears/b5323dd8807d/2011-was-a-good-year-for">we asked you to take stock of 2011</a>. Michigan&rsquo;s economy shows signs of improving, but times are still tough for many around the state.</p><p>So we decided to put the question directly to you. What was good about 2011? What didn&rsquo;t go well?</p><p>These word clouds sum up the responses listeners and readers sent on Facebook or through the Public Insight Network.&nbsp; You can view the word clouds by clicking on the image above.</p> Fri, 30 Dec 2011 16:00:00 +0000 Sarah Alvarez 5525 at http://michiganradio.org 2011 in review: the good, the bad, and the ugly A look back: Michigan Radio's coverage of the economy and housing http://michiganradio.org/post/look-back-michigan-radios-coverage-economy-and-housing <p>As 2011 comes to an end, we look back at some of the economic and housing stories we covered in the last year. The housing slide slowed in the last year, but Michigan was still near the top of the home foreclosure list. The decrease in home values continued to have grave implications for local governments reliant on property taxes (One caller described the fall in housing prices in his six-word story, <strong>&quot;$80,000 to $11,000, Northwest Detroit&quot;</strong>).</p><p><a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/your-housing-stories-six-words">In six words or less</a>, here&#39;s how people categorized their housing experiences in Michigan:</p><p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/michigan/local-michigan-983325.mp3</p><p>And here&#39;s a small sampling of Michigan Radio stories about the economy and housing: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 17:00:01 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom & Mark Brush 5440 at http://michiganradio.org A look back: Michigan Radio's coverage of the economy and housing A look back: Michigan Radio's arts and culture coverage http://michiganradio.org/post/look-back-michigan-radios-arts-and-culture-coverage <p>As part of Michigan Radio&#39;s end-of-year look back at some of the more notable stories, here&#39;s a collection of 2011 arts and culture stories that we feel deserve another look: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 19:53:21 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 5441 at http://michiganradio.org A look back: Michigan Radio's arts and culture coverage A look back: Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/look-back-detroit <p>Michigan Radio is giving 2011 a sendoff by taking a look back at some of the year&#39;s popular and important stories. As part of this retrospective series, here&#39;s a small collection of stories we covered about Detroit. You can also weigh in. <a href="https://www.publicinsightnetwork.org/form/changing-gears/9100f220d5fd/what-do-you-think-was-the-most-important-story-of-the-year">Tell us your pick for the most important Detroit story this year</a> (if you want to peruse all the stories we&#39;ve covered in Detroit, you can find them organized under our <a href="http://michiganradio.org/term/detroit">Detroit tag</a>): Tue, 20 Dec 2011 21:06:32 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 5439 at http://michiganradio.org A look back: Detroit