detroit free press http://michiganradio.org en Belle Isle becomes Michigan's 102nd state park http://michiganradio.org/post/belle-isle-becomes-michigans-102nd-state-park <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new chapter has begun in the long history of Detroit's Belle Isle, which is transitioning to become Michigan's </span>102nd<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;state park.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The full change takes place today, as state park officials assume control of the park under the lease imposed by Detroit's emergency manager, Kevyn Orr. The move should save the city between $4 and $5 million a year.&nbsp;</p><p>Starting today, motorists will need an $11 state recreation passport to enter the park.&nbsp;</p><p>Detroit Free Press editorial editor Stephen Henderson joins us today to talk about what we can expect for the future of Belle Isle and the city of Detroit.&nbsp;</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.&nbsp;</em></p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 21:20:59 +0000 Stateside Staff 16375 at http://michiganradio.org Belle Isle becomes Michigan's 102nd state park What happened inside the courtroom during today's Detroit bankruptcy trial http://michiganradio.org/post/what-happened-inside-courtroom-during-todays-detroit-bankruptcy-trial <p></p><p>Michigan Radio’s Sarah Cwiek was in the courtroom today when U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes ruled that Detroit was eligible for Chapter 9 bankruptcy.</p><p>Stephen Henderson, the editorial page editor of the Detroit Free Press, has been covering the bankruptcy trial on the pages of the Freep.</p><p>Sarah and Stephen talk with us in the studio today to discuss what happened today, and what it means for Detroiters.</p><p><em>Listen to full interview above.&nbsp;</em></p><p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 21:58:56 +0000 Stateside Staff 15518 at http://michiganradio.org What happened inside the courtroom during today's Detroit bankruptcy trial Check out these award-winning Instagram pictures from Detroit's Brush Park http://michiganradio.org/post/check-out-these-award-winning-instagram-pictures-detroits-brush-park <p>A Detroit Free Press photo editor <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20131108/NEWS05/311080153/Diane-Weiss-grant-photography">won a $3,000 grant</a> for her latest project — capturing her community through her iPhone lens.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 18:48:25 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 15241 at http://michiganradio.org Check out these award-winning Instagram pictures from Detroit's Brush Park Does Snyder's economic record earn him the title 'One Successful Nerd'? http://michiganradio.org/post/does-snyders-economic-record-earn-him-title-one-successful-nerd <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-67bcc2ad-5146-8c6b-156f-6554d576cdc1"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The 2014 election season is warming up. In Michigan, we're moving from "One Tough Nerd" to "One Successful Nerd."</span></span></p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 19:52:31 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 14563 at http://michiganradio.org Does Snyder's economic record earn him the title 'One Successful Nerd'? Building a 'Better Michigan' through media http://michiganradio.org/post/building-better-michigan-through-media <p>To many of us, Sunday mornings mean a full cup of coffee and our Sunday paper. And there certainly has been no shortage of dire and ominous headlines served up with that Sunday morning coffee.</p><p>That's why the Detroit Free Press has launched a new effort. It's called "A Better Michigan" and it will seek answers to the question, "What will it take to build a better Michigan?</p><p>Those of us at Michigan Radio and on "Stateside" are proud to be partners with the Detroit Free Press in this effort&nbsp;.</p><p>The editorial page editor of the Detroit Free Press, Stephen Henderson, joined us to talk about "A Better Michigan."</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em> Mon, 20 May 2013 21:03:56 +0000 Stateside Staff 12641 at http://michiganradio.org Building a 'Better Michigan' through media Albert Kahn: The architect of Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/albert-kahn-architect-detroit <p>Last week we heard the news that The Detroit Free Press and Detroit News were <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20130124/BUSINESS06/301240157/Free-Press-Detroit-News-Detroit-Media-Partnership-to-find-new-offices">leaving behind a nearly 100 year-old building </a>designed by famed architect Albert Kahn.</p><p>Now, it would be easy to continue this story, having glossed over the part about “famed architect Albert Kahn," but you really should know who this guy is.</p><p>You might not have heard of Kahn, but you’ve definitely seen his work or the work of his firm.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:41:51 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 10992 at http://michiganradio.org Albert Kahn: The architect of Detroit Stateside: Changes to tax refunds may come as a surprise to some http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-changes-tax-refunds-may-come-surprise-some <p><em>The following is a summary of a previously recorded interview. To hear the complete segment, click the audio above. </em></p><p>For those who have not yet completed your 2012 tax returns- brace yourselves.</p><p>In 2011 Governor Snyder signed a tax overhaul package that included $1.4 billion&nbsp; in additional income taxes and $1.7 billion in business tax cuts. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:40:28 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 10991 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside: Changes to tax refunds may come as a surprise to some Commentary: Our newspapers, ourselves http://michiganradio.org/post/commentary-our-newspapers-ourselves <p>Last weekend, when I was going to the North American International Auto Show, I walked by the Detroit News building.</p><p>It is an impressive structure, designed by legendary architect Albert Kahn nearly a century ago.&nbsp; Carved along the top are inspirational sayings about the role of the press in a Democratic society. The News moved into that building in 1917, as the United States was moving into World War I.</p><p>Since then, presidents and would-be presidents have gone there to be interviewed, as has virtually every celebrity the nation has known. Some of the nation’s greatest journalists have worked in that building, where the editors ran the place from magnificent paneled offices and one of the world’s most beautiful newspaper libraries. In the years before radio, they set up billboards outside and crowds gathered to read the World Series scores and news bulletins.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 13:37:54 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 10917 at http://michiganradio.org Commentary: Our newspapers, ourselves Stateside: Paying off a degree of debt http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-paying-degree-debt <p>Graduating from college brings with it many things -&nbsp; four years of academic achievement, a degree, and for some... substantial financial debt.</p><p>Continuing our student debt conversation we spoke today with Detroit Free Press financial columnist Susan Tompor. Pam Fowler, Executive Director of Financial Aid at the University of Michigan, also joing us.</p><p>According to Tompor, one of the primary reasons students fall so deeply into debt is their failure to record the money they borrow.</p><p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 21:37:59 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 10079 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside: Paying off a degree of debt