michigan school for the deaf http://michiganradio.org en Nonprofit, White Stripes bring music to Michigan deaf students http://michiganradio.org/post/nonprofit-white-stripes-bring-music-michigan-deaf-students <p>While the Detroit-based rock duo the White Stripes officially broke up early this year, they are still providing inspiration and encouragement to Michigan students, including some from Flint&#39;s Michigan School for the Deaf.</p><p>According to<a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2011/11/music_video_to_white_stripes_s.html"> the Flint Journal</a>, D-Pan (Deaf Professional Artists Network), an Oakland County-based nonprofit, is working to give deaf students the ability to enjoy music and one of the organization&#39;s recent projects was to create a music video set to the White Stripes &ldquo;We&rsquo;re Going to be Friends&rdquo; featuring students signing the song&#39;s lyrics.</p><p>As the Journal reports, the White Stripes were not directly involved with the project, but some D-Pan supporters were personally acquainted with the band, who not only gave <a href="http://www.d-pan.org">D-Pan</a> their blessing&nbsp; to use the song, but also gave the project a shout out on<a href="http://www.whitestripes.com/news/newsExtra.html"> their website</a>.</p><p>Check out the video below:</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbLz9-riRGM</p><p><em>-John Klein Wilson, Michigan Radio Newsroom</em> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 20:53:52 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 5155 at http://michiganradio.org State senate approves sale of School for the Deaf http://michiganradio.org/post/state-senate-approves-sale-school-deaf <p>Michigan's deaf community to turning to Governor <a href="http://mi.gov/gov/">Jennifer Granholm</a> in a last ditch effort to stop the sale of the Michigan <a href="http://www.deaftartars.com/">School for the Deaf</a> in Flint.&nbsp;&nbsp; Today in Lansing, the state senate corrected a problem in the bill authorizing the sale.&nbsp; It's now up to the governor to decide if the sale will go through.The Associated Press reports:</p><blockquote><p><span lang="EN">The sale of the Flint site of the Michigan School for the Deaf is expected to move forward after a procedural vote of the state Senate.&nbsp; </span></p><p><span lang="EN">Senators gave the bill immediate effect Wednesday, meaning the legislation authorizing the property sale to a developer will be enrolled and forwarded to Gov. Jennifer Granholm. </span></p><p><span lang="EN">The Legislature had approved the bill earlier and the state also has approved a tax credit to aid the redevelopment.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span lang="EN">The developer expects to rebuild the school and keep it open. But the sale is opposed by some alumni of the school who say the sale process was not inclusive. They rallied to oppose the bill Wednesday outside the state Capitol. </span></p><p><span lang="EN">Michigan lawmakers are wrapping up final votes before ending their 2009-10 legislative session.</span><span _fck_bookmark="1" style="display: none;"> Wed, 15 Dec 2010 18:38:25 +0000 602 at http://michiganradio.org State senate approves sale of School for the Deaf Opposition rising against the sale of Michigan's School for the Deaf http://michiganradio.org/post/opposition-rising-against-sale-michigans-school-deaf <P>There appears to be rising opposition to the planned sale of the <A href="http://www.deaftartars.com/about.cfm?subpage=231934">Michigan School for the Deaf</A> in Flint.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Meanwhile, a legislative mistake threatens to delay the sale. Thu, 09 Dec 2010 16:32:38 +0000 526 at http://michiganradio.org Opposition rising against the sale of Michigan's School for the Deaf