inauguration http://michiganradio.org en 'From the streets of Detroit,' a warm welcome for President Obama's second term http://michiganradio.org/post/streets-detroit-warm-welcome-president-obamas-second-term <p>Events in Washington Monday honored President Obama’s inauguration, and the Martin Luther King Day holiday.</p><p>The two events also meshed at Detroit’s Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, where a&nbsp;few dozen people came to the Wright Museum to watch a live broadcast of President Obama’s second inauguration.</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 00:52:23 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 10879 at http://michiganradio.org 'From the streets of Detroit,' a warm welcome for President Obama's second term Stateside: Second inaugural addresses throughout history http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-second-inaugural-addresses-throughout-history <p><em>The following is a summary of a previously recorded interview. To hear the complete segment, click the audio above. </em></p><p>Today, President Barack Obama delivered his second inaugural address.</p><p>According to Gleaves Whitney, many second addresses are somber and straightforward.</p><p>Whitney directs the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at Grand Valley State University, and he spoke with Cyndy about the history of inaugural addresses.</p><p>“I think that Eisenhower was the first and only president to write his&nbsp; prayer into the inaugural address,” said Whitney.</p><p>George Washington’s second inaugural speech was the shortest in history, said Whitney.</p><p>“Second inaugural addresses usually occur after the president has been chastened by experience. The lofty optimism that often characterizes first inaugural addresses is missing," he continued.</p><p>For the entire interview, listen to the above audio.</p><p><em>There are two ways you can podcast "Stateside with Cynthia Canty</em>"</p><ul><li><a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/podcasts/8746/rss.xml" target="_blank"><em>Podcast of the entire show</em></a></li><li><a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/podcasts/8935/rss.xml" target="_blank"><em>Podcast of each segment</em> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 21:34:54 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 10868 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside: Second inaugural addresses throughout history Stateside: Military spouses march in today's inaugural parade http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-military-spouses-march-todays-inaugural-parade <p></p><p><em>The following is a summary of a previously recorded interview. To hear the complete segment, click the audio above. </em></p><p>Among the groups that represented Michigan in today's inaugural parade was the <a href="http://www.milspousemichigan.org/">Military Spouses of Michigan</a>.</p><p>Jocelyn Benson, who also serves as dean of Wayne State University's Law School, is the president of the group.</p><p>The group is about a year old and provides support for spouses of service members throughout the state.</p><p>Benson spoke with Cyndy from the parade.</p><p>"It's so exciting because we honor our veterans but too often our military families are on the sidelines. To be able to recognize their sacrifices today is incredible," said Benson.</p><p>Every child marching with the group seemed to have enjoyed the experience, she noted.</p><p>"Instead of feeling isolated, we're able to provide that camaraderie for each other," said Benson.</p><p><em>There are two ways you can podcast "Stateside with Cynthia Canty</em>"</p><ul><li><a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/podcasts/8746/rss.xml" target="_blank"><em>Podcast of the entire show</em></a></li><li><a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/podcasts/8935/rss.xml" target="_blank"><em>Podcast of each segment</em></a></li></ul><p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 20:51:18 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 10872 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside: Military spouses march in today's inaugural parade Michigan's 48th Governor heads to Lansing http://michiganradio.org/post/michigans-48th-governor-heads-lansing <p><a href="http://www.governorelectricksnyder.com/">Governor Rick Snyder</a> begins his first full week of work at the state Capitol today, Laura Weber reports. Snyder was <a href="http://michiganradionews.org/post/snyder-sworn-governor-1">sworn in</a> as the state's 48<sup>th</sup> governor on Saturday. He told a crowd in front of the Capitol building that the state needs to move into the future with a positive attitude.</p><blockquote><p>It is also time to be bold. I’ve been cautioned by many that expectations are already too high. We shouldn’t walk away from high expectations, it’s time to deliver on high expectations.</p></blockquote><p>It's expected that Snyder will start signing his first executive orders to reorganize state government as soon as this week. Mon, 03 Jan 2011 11:28:54 +0000 Zoe Clark 720 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan's 48th Governor heads to Lansing Plans continue for Snyder's inauguration http://michiganradio.org/post/plans-continue-snyders-inauguration <p>Governor-elect <a href="http://www.governorelectricksnyder.com/inauguration">Rick Snyder&#39;s inaugural day activities</a> have been confirmed.&nbsp; The governor-elect will be sworn in as Michigan&#39;s 48th governor on January 1st, 2011.&nbsp; According to <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20101210/NEWS15/12100410/1322/Snyder-inauguration-to-be-low-key-affair">The Detroit Free Press</a>, here&#39;s what we know:</p><ul><li>The inaugural will last just one day.&nbsp; Previous Michigan Governors&#39; inaugurations have continued over more than one day and in multiple cities.</li><li>Governor-elect Snyder will take the oath of office at noon outside of the Capitol building in Lansing.&nbsp; That will be followed by a receiving line that will take place inside.</li><li>An inaugural celebration will take place at 8 PM in East Lansing at Michigan State University.&nbsp; Tickets are required for the event at a cost of $125.</li></ul><div><div style="overflow: hidden; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; border: medium none;">Swearing in ceremonies will also take place on January 1st for <a href="http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=87">Lt. Gov.-elect Brian Calley</a>, Secretary of State-elect <a href="http://rj4mi.com/">Ruth Johnson</a> and <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/ag">Attorney General</a>-elect Bill Schuette. Fri, 10 Dec 2010 11:57:36 +0000 Zoe Clark 541 at http://michiganradio.org Plans continue for Snyder's inauguration Snyder's inaugural to be a low-key affair http://michiganradio.org/post/snyders-inaugural-be-low-key-affair <p><a href="http://www.governorelectricksnyder.com/">Governor-elect Rick Snyder</a> takes the oath of office in Lansing on January 1st, 2011 and The Detroit Free Press is <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20101207/NEWS06/12070363/Gov.-elect-Rick-Snyder-plans-low-key-inaugural#ixzz17RRTdMYG">reporting</a> it will be a low-key affair.</p><p>Geralyn Lasher will be Snyder&#39;s Communications Director.&nbsp; She told <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20101207/NEWS06/12070363/Gov.-elect-Rick-Snyder-plans-low-key-inaugural#ixzz17RRTdMYG">The Detroit Free Press</a> that the Snyder inauguration will not be lavish:</p><div><blockquote><div style="overflow: hidden; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; border: medium none;">We want people to have the opportunity to participate in a celebration. But there&#39;s going to be work to do the day before and the day after ... and the day after that.</div></blockquote><div style="overflow: hidden; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; border: medium none;">Last month <a href="http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20101123/NEWS04/11230327/Snyder-s-inauguration-to-be-held-outdoors">The Associated Press reported</a> that Snyder will take the oath of office outdoors and give his inaugural speech on the Capitol steps. Tue, 07 Dec 2010 15:57:18 +0000 Zoe Clark 485 at http://michiganradio.org Snyder's inaugural to be a low-key affair Snyder to announce Inaugural Planning Committee http://michiganradio.org/post/snyder-announce-inaugural-planning-committee <p>It&#39;s being reported this morning that Governor-elect Rick Snyder&#39;s transition team will announce co-chairs of Snyder&#39;s inaugural planning committee today.</p><p>The Detroit News <a href="http://detnews.com/article/20101112/POLITICS02/11120371/Snyder-aims-to-empower-residents#ixzz154QOW5rP">reports</a>:</p><div><blockquote><div style="overflow: hidden; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; border: medium none;">Michigan Grocers Association President and CEO Linda Gobler and Patricia Mooradian, president of The Henry Ford, will co-chair the inauguration planning committee... Snyder&#39;s inauguration will include typical features such as the swearing-in and an inaugural ball, as well as other features, spokesman Bill Nowling told The News.</div></blockquote><div style="overflow: hidden; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; border: medium none;">&nbsp;</div><div style="overflow: hidden; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; border: medium none;">The theme of the inauguration: The Power of MI.&nbsp; <span class="article-content"><span>Snyder will be sworn in as Michigan&#39;s 48th Governor on January 1st.</span></span> Fri, 12 Nov 2010 12:29:10 +0000 Zoe Clark 311 at http://michiganradio.org Snyder to announce Inaugural Planning Committee