indiana http://michiganradio.org en Scientists will work this summer to find the cause of mystery holes on Mount Baldy http://michiganradio.org/post/scientists-will-work-summer-find-cause-mystery-holes-mount-baldy <p>A popular summer spot in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is closed indefinitely. Scientists are trying to figure out the mystery of why some dangerous sinkholes have been developing in the dunes. Wed, 07 May 2014 11:32:09 +0000 Lindsey Smith 17505 at http://michiganradio.org Scientists will work this summer to find the cause of mystery holes on Mount Baldy General Motors to sponsor Flint's 'Back to the Bricks' and other related car shows http://michiganradio.org/post/general-motors-sponsor-flints-back-bricks-and-other-related-car-shows <p>General Motors is heading back to its roots.</p><p></p><p>The automaker announced today that it will sponsor Flint’s <a href="http://www.backtothebricks.org/">“Back to the Bricks” </a>car show for the next five years. The show features hundreds of ‘classic’ cars and trucks.</p><p></p><p>“This is an event that is more than just a car cruise and a car show,” says GM spokesman Tom Wickham, “It brings people into a community…provides an economic boost to a community and we need an economic boost.”</p><p></p><p>About a half million people attended Back to the Bricks in Flint this year.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 20:07:38 +0000 Steve Carmody 15584 at http://michiganradio.org General Motors to sponsor Flint's 'Back to the Bricks' and other related car shows Great Lakes governors closer to agreement on Asian carp http://michiganradio.org/post/great-lakes-governors-closer-agreement-asian-carp <p>The Great Lakes governors are meeting this weekend on Mackinac Island.</p><p></p><p>There may have been a small breakthrough on a plan to deal with the threat of Asian carp spreading into the lakes.</p><p></p><p>There’s been some tension among the Great Lakes states over what to about Asian carp spreading from the Mississippi River system to Lake Michigan.</p><p></p><p>The two join at a shipping canal in Chicago. The Great Lakes Council of Governors agreed to adopt a common strategy to fight the spread of invasive species.</p><p></p> Sun, 02 Jun 2013 10:22:28 +0000 Rick Pluta 12842 at http://michiganradio.org Great Lakes governors closer to agreement on Asian carp Indiana joins "right-to-work" ranks, first state in a decade to do so http://michiganradio.org/post/indiana-joins-right-work-ranks-first-state-decade-do-so <p>INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana is the first Rust Belt state to enact the contentious right-to-work labor law prohibiting labor contracts that require workers to pay union representation fees, after Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels signed the bill Wednesday afternoon.</p><p>The Senate approved the measure a few hours earlier Wednesday, following weeks of discord that saw House Democrats boycott the Legislature and thousands of protesters gather at the Statehouse.</p> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 21:37:43 +0000 The Associated Press 6053 at http://michiganradio.org Indiana joins "right-to-work" ranks, first state in a decade to do so Supporters say Indiana debate builds pressure to approve “right-to-work” in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/supporters-say-indiana-debate-builds-pressure-approve-%E2%80%9Cright-work%E2%80%9D-michigan <p>People who want to end compulsory union membership in Michigan are closely watching Indiana. Debate began in that state&rsquo;s Capitol today to make Indiana the first &ldquo;right-to-work&rdquo; state in the industrial Midwest.</p><p>The legislation would ban the requirement that workers pay union dues as a condition of holding a job.</p><p>Michigan &ldquo;right-to-work&rdquo; supporters say the Indiana debate boosts their cause in a state where Republican Governor Rick Snyder has said the issue is too divisive to tackle.</p><p>State Representative Mike Shirkey disagrees with Snyder and plans to introduce a &ldquo;right-to-work&rdquo; bill in the Michigan Legislature. Wed, 04 Jan 2012 22:06:16 +0000 Rick Pluta 5642 at http://michiganradio.org Supporters say Indiana debate builds pressure to approve “right-to-work” in Michigan Pittsburgh and steel's lovechild - Gary, Indiana: Part 5 http://michiganradio.org/post/pittsburgh-and-steels-lovechild-gary-indiana-part-5 <p><strong>By Michael Puente, <a href="http://www.changinggears.info/">Changing Gears</a></strong></p><p>All this week, <a href="http://www.changinggears.info/2010/11/15/changing-gears-presents-reinventing-pittsburgh-part-1/">Changing Gears</a> has been looking at reinventing Pittsburgh. We recently heard how Detroit has borrowed some of its ideas. In its final report, they head to Gary to see if this smaller Steel Town can learn from its industrial mother, Pittsburgh. They found old habits are hard to break.</p> Fri, 19 Nov 2010 19:50:04 +0000 Mark Brush 358 at http://michiganradio.org Pittsburgh and steel's lovechild - Gary, Indiana: Part 5