Colon http://michiganradio.org en Small southwest Michigan town is the 'Magic Capitol of the World' http://michiganradio.org/post/small-southwest-michigan-town-magic-capitol-world <p>It's been an extra-magical summer in the small southwest Michigan town of Colon.</p><p>This summer brought the 77th Annual Abbott's Magic Get-Together put on by the Abbott Magic Company, which has been helping magicians work their wonders since 1934.</p><p>Cyndy Canty, host of Stateside, sat down with Greg Bordner, his father co-founded the Abbott Magic Company in January 1934, and asked just how a small Michigan town became, as it likes to say, "The Magic Capitol of the World?"</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 20:45:36 +0000 Stateside Staff 14481 at http://michiganradio.org Small southwest Michigan town is the 'Magic Capitol of the World' Stateside for Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-wednesday-september-18th-2013 <p>More than 1,500 works of art, with more than 160 venues, and 47 countries represented. Those are just a few statistics of this year's ArtPrize in Grand Rapids opening today with some 400,000 expected visitors to the city. Michigan Radio's Lindsey Smith was on the scene, and we spoke to her as well as the new Executive Director of ArtPrize.</p><p>And, Congressman Justin Amash has decided not to run for U.S. senate. What does this decision mean for the rest of the candidates?</p><p>The University of Michigan announced earlier that they will now offer in-state tuition to undocumented students. We talked with Serena Davila, the executive director for Legislative Affairs for the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, about what this means for the students.</p><p>Also, how well are health care systems in the U.S. working? A new report by the Commonwealth Fund gave us some answers.</p><p>And, the small town of Colon in southwest Michigan has been dubbed the “Magic Capital of the World.” We spoke with one resident to find out why that is.</p><p>First on the show,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">our weekly check-in with Detroit News Business Columnist Daniel Howes.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And, on the front-burner? The mediation talks between Detroit's Emergency Manager </span>Kevyn<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Orr and dozens and dozens of lawyers representing the city's creditors.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Howes<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> joined us to tell us more about the mediation.</span></p><p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 20:37:16 +0000 Stateside Staff 14487 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Wednesday, September 18th, 2013