waterford http://michiganradio.org en Man Medals: A unique way to show appreciation http://michiganradio.org/post/man-medals-unique-way-show-appreciation <p>As Father's Day is just around the corner, are you thinking about what to get that special man in your life?</p><p>Well, ask virtually any wife and chances are she'll tell you that when the man of the house steps outside his designated "manly chores" and does something that would be considered to be in her domain, that man wants praise and plenty of it.</p><p>There's something to this: a Pew Research Center survey finds, of the predictors for a successful marriage, sharing household chores is Number Three on the list, just behind faithfulness and a happy sexual relationship.</p><p>All of this inspired a Waterford man to put on his "entrepreneur's hat" and come up with a new business: Man Medals, a witty but pointed way for her to dish out praise to him, and for him to take a bow for helping out.</p><p>Jim O'Brien is the founder of the Man Medals, and he joined us today in the studio.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 21:19:34 +0000 Stateside Staff 13034 at http://michiganradio.org Man Medals: A unique way to show appreciation Lockdown drill: training for the unthinkable http://michiganradio.org/post/lockdown-drill-training-unthinkable <p>School shootings explode into communities with no warning.</p><p>In the aftermath of <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=103287016">Columbine</a>, <a href="http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2012/12/us/sandy-hook-timeline/index.html">Sandy Hook</a> and <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=173042754">other school shootings</a>, Michigan now requires schools to conduct at least two lockdown drills each year.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>This is the story of how one school trains for the unthinkable.</p><p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 18:45:13 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 11552 at http://michiganradio.org Lockdown drill: training for the unthinkable