drink http://michiganradio.org en Stateside for Monday, November 18th, 2013 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-monday-november-18th-2013 <p>When we talk about Detroit's bankruptcy filing, the point seems to almost always be made that this is historic. That Detroit is the largest city in U.S. history to seek bankruptcy protection. But, that was almost not the case. In the mid 1970's New York City was on the brink of financial crisis. On today's show: What can Detroit learn from New York's comeback?</p><p>And, as of today, the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers will no longer sell sugar-sweetened drinks. It's a not-too-subtle push to get healthy, but is it taking away our choice as a consumer? Is it going too far?</p><p>Also, t<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he Michigan Women's Hall of Fame has just announced its latest list of inductees. We took a closer look at one of these influential Michigan women.</span></p><p>First on the show,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Republicans in Lansing are split over whether people who bankroll so-called “issue ads” should be allowed to remain anonymous.</span></p><p>Issue ads attack or support politicians or causes without using what are called “magic words" like “vote for” or "oppose." Unlike campaign ads, the money behind issue ads can be anonymous.</p><p>But, late last week, Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson proposed new rules that would require disclosure of issue-ad donations.</p><p>Johnson said, too often, issue ads are just thinly disguised political ads, and people should know who is paying for them.</p><p>But, many Republicans disagree. In fact, within hours of Johnson's proposal, the GOP-led Senate acted quickly to amend a campaign finance bill that would make Johnson's new rules illegal.</p><p>Rich Robinson, Executive Director of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network, and Jonathan Oosting, Capitol reporter for MLive.com, joined us today.</p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 22:02:17 +0000 Stateside Staff 15333 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Monday, November 18th, 2013 University of Michigan Health Services to stop selling sugary drinks http://michiganradio.org/post/university-michigan-health-services-stop-selling-sugary-drinks <p>If you find yourself craving an icy-cold cola or some ginger ale, maybe a Frappuccino coffee, should you be able to crack open a can or a bottle when you want? Even if you know it’s not good for you?</p><p>The University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers say maybe not. So, starting today, you will no longer be able to indulge that sweet tooth of yours. They will become one of the first in Michigan to stop selling all sugar-sweetened beverages, with the goal of giving us a not-too-subtle nudge over to healthier drinks.</p><p>Theresa Han-Markey has been a registered dietician for over 20 years. She is the Bionutrition Manager at the Michigan Critical Research Unit and she’s the Internship Director for Dietetics at U of M. She joined us today to give us a closer look at this sugar crackdown.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 22:02:00 +0000 Stateside Staff 15331 at http://michiganradio.org University of Michigan Health Services to stop selling sugary drinks France has introduced a tax on soda to help combat obesity and diabetes http://michiganradio.org/post/france-has-introduced-tax-soda-help-combat-obesity-and-diabetes <p>French women don't get fat, so said French writer</p><p>Mireille Guiliano in her infamous cookbook.</p><p>But that didn’t stop French authorities from introducing a new tax on soda in order to combat obesity and diabetes.</p><p>While obesity has more than doubled in France over the past 15 years and continues to rise, the country still has far fewer obese people than the U.S.</p><p>David Chazan prepared this report from Paris as the law was enacted last year.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 22:01:30 +0000 Stateside Staff 15332 at http://michiganradio.org France has introduced a tax on soda to help combat obesity and diabetes Stateside for Wednesday, November 13, 2013 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-wednesday-november-13-2013 <div><p>On the show today, a surprising new study shows binge drinking is up among high school students, and that's not all. It's a rising problem across the Midwest.</p></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Then, a very personal story from a filmmaker who overcame being a bully, and how her mission to educate kids and parents resulted in a powerful film.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>And, we took a look at Michigan House Speaker Jase Bolger's&nbsp;visit to Detroit and what he learned while there.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p>First on the show,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">As Detroit's troubles and "dirty laundry" have been aired out on a world-wide stage, there has been plenty of finger-pointing and judging of the city's leaders, employees, retirees and citizens.</span></p><p>But a new analysis from Michigan State University suggests we might want to hold up on judging Detroit and take a look at our own cities and towns.</p><p>That MSU report finds cities all around Michigan face the very same mountain of "legacy" debt that toppled Detroit.</p><p>Study co-author Eric Scorsone joined us today.</p><p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:32:44 +0000 Stateside Staff 15270 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Binge drinking is a problem in high school students too http://michiganradio.org/post/binge-drinking-problem-high-school-students-too <p>There has been much attention and concern about binge drinking among college-age students.</p><p>But what about high school students?</p><p>That's what the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research wanted to learn about.</p><p>As part of its annual Monitoring the Future Study, researchers collected data from more than 16,000 high school seniors. They were surveyed between 2005-and-2011.</p><p>And what they learned should be a true warning to parents of high schoolers.</p><p>Developmental psychologist Megan Patrick was the lead author of this study, and she joined us today.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:10:19 +0000 Stateside Staff 15265 at http://michiganradio.org Binge drinking is a problem in high school students too Where can you find the best 'craft cocktails' in Michigan? http://michiganradio.org/post/where-can-you-find-best-craft-cocktails-michigan <p>Michigan Radio's Lester Graham recently reported that <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/craft-cocktail-movement-helping-michigan-distilleries" target="_blank">Michigan is building its reputation as a state known for its distilleries</a>:</p><blockquote><p>That's being driven in part by a growing interest in craft cocktails.</p><p></p> Mon, 20 May 2013 19:52:38 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 12646 at http://michiganradio.org Where can you find the best 'craft cocktails' in Michigan? Last day for alcoholic energy drink sales http://michiganradio.org/post/last-day-alcoholic-energy-drink-sales <p>Today is the last day that stores in Michigan can sell alcoholic energy drinks.&nbsp; Last month, the <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/dleg/0,1607,7-154-10570---,00.html">Michigan Liquor Control Commission</a> announced it would ban sales of the <a href="http://theweek.com/article/index/209434/the-rise-and-fall-of-four-loko">controversial drinks</a> because of health risks.</p><p>The Associated Press reports:</p><blockquote><p>The <a href="http://www.fda.gov/">Food and Drug Administration</a> is requiring major brands of caffeinated alcoholic drinks to be taken off store shelves nationally by mid-December because of similar concerns. The agency says the combination of caffeine and alcohol in the drinks can lead to a "wide-awake drunk" and alcohol poisoning, car accidents and assaults.</p></blockquote><p>At least four states have banned the drinks. You can find a list of the banned-drinks <a href="http://www.mlive.com/business/mid-michigan/index.ssf/2010/12/four_loko_a_no-no_stores_have.html">here.</a> Fri, 03 Dec 2010 13:43:50 +0000 Zoe Clark 451 at http://michiganradio.org Last day for alcoholic energy drink sales