amish http://michiganradio.org en Learning more about the Amish in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/learning-more-about-amish-michigan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When you think of "The Amish" what comes to mind?</span></p><p>Horses? Buggies? Long dresses and bonnets? Long beards? No electricity?</p><p>Well, yes, there is all of that. But there is so much more to the Amish in America, and here in Michigan, where the Amish population numbers around 11,000.</p><p>We wanted to find out more about the Amish -- especially what the rest of us might learn from them.</p><p>Consider this: how does a one-room Amish schoolhouse - going only to eighth grade, with only a battery-powered clock in the way of "technology" - how do these schools turn out highly successful entrepreneurs whose firms gross annual sales in the million-dollar range?</p><p>I'm joined by Gertrude Enders Huntington joined us today. She’s a retired professor from the University of Michigan. She is the co-author of "Amish Children: Education in the Family, School, and Community.”</p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">*Listen to the audio above.</em></p><p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 19:07:37 +0000 Stateside Staff 15462 at http://michiganradio.org Learning more about the Amish in Michigan Stateside for Tuesday, August 20, 2013 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-tuesday-august-20-2013 <p>The deadline to formally object to Detroit's bankruptcy filing has come and gone as yesterday was the deadline to file challenges to the city's eligibility for Chapter 9 protection. On today's show: we took a look at the objections and where things go from here.</p><p>Also, emergency manager Kevyn Orr has requested that the collection of city-owned art at the DIA be formally appraised. What does this mean for the museum, the city of Detroit, and the art world?</p><p>And, the Amish community in North America has grown 20% over the past five years. We explored what's behind the growth.</p><p>First on the show, a<span style="line-height: 1.5;">fter nearly 5 years, the city of Pontiac's financial emergency is officially resolved.</span></p><p>Emergency manager Lou Schimmel resigned yesterday, but the state will still have a heavy hand in the city's finances.</p><p>A Transition Advisory Board appointed by Governor Snyder will have to approve all major budget decisions.</p><p>Lou Schimmel joined us today.</p><p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 21:24:25 +0000 Stateside Staff 14071 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Tuesday, August 20, 2013 A closer look at Amish communities in America http://michiganradio.org/post/closer-look-amish-communities-america <p>When you think of "The Amish," what comes to mind?</p><p>Horses? Buggies? Long dresses and bonnets? Long beards? No electricity?</p><p>Well, yes, there is all of that. But there is so much more to the Amish in America, and here in Michigan, where the Amish population numbers around 11,000.</p><p>We wanted to find out more about the Amish, especially what the rest of us might learn from them. Consider this: how does a one-room Amish schoolhouse going only to eighth grade, with only a battery-powered clock in the way of "technology," how do these schools turn out highly successful entrepreneurs whose firms gross annual sales in the million-dollar range?</p><p>Gertrude Enders Huntington is a retired professor from the University of Michigan. She is the co-author of "Amish Children: Education in the Family, School, and Community."</p><p>Steve Nolt is a professor of history at Goshen College in Indiana and co-author of "The Amish," the companion book to the American Experience documentary on PBS.</p><p>They both joined us today to take a closer look at the Amish community.</p><p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 21:22:57 +0000 Stateside Staff 14075 at http://michiganradio.org A closer look at Amish communities in America