graffiti http://michiganradio.org en Stateside for Monday, March 31, 2014 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-monday-march-31-2014 <p>When it comes to road repair, this winter has left Michigan in a state of despair. Where will the money come from to fill in the potholes and crater lakes that pepper our roads? Is it possible that the argument of funding will follow Democratic and Republican roads? Chris Gautz from Crain's Detroit joins us.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We are joined today by a special guest from the BBC, </span>Ros<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Atkins. </span>Ros<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> just produced an hour-long documentary that traces the lives of four girls in four countries to examine if there is anywhere in the world that truly treats women as equal to men.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Is graffiti art, or vandalism? Nancy Derringer explored these questions in a recent article for Bridge Magazine that examines graffiti in places like Detroit, Pontiac and Flint.&nbsp;</span></p><p><em>Listen to the full show above. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:01:40 +0000 Stateside Staff 17043 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Monday, March 31, 2014 Graffiti: Is it art or a nuisance? http://michiganradio.org/post/graffiti-it-art-or-nuisance <p>When you drive through cities like Detroit, Pontiac, and Flint, graffiti can be found in unexpected and expected places.</p><p>The constant debate over graffiti is whether it should be seen as a nuisance, or as art. Does it signal signs of cultural revival? Is it that black and white?</p><p>Nancy Derringer explored those questions in a recent article for Bridge Magazine.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:57:07 +0000 Stateside Staff 17042 at http://michiganradio.org Graffiti: Is it art or a nuisance? Stateside for Monday, October 28th, 2013 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-monday-october-28th-2013 <p>Prescription-free emergency contraception is supposed to be available over-the-counter, across the country, for women of all ages.</p><p>But, for some, where you live matters. On today's show we found out about the uneven access to Plan B in Native American communities.</p><p>And the Yankee Air Museum has been given more time as it tries to save part of an historic factory. Will the Willow Run bomber plant be saved?</p><p>And we met a woman using graffiti in a very unique way.</p><p>Have you heard “The Michigan Poem?” We spoke to the Kalamazoo performance duo who wrote it.</p><p>Also, we took a look at child passenger&nbsp;safety laws and how to keep kids safe during car rides.</p><p>First on the show, we<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;turned to Detroit's Mayoral election. Voters in Michigan's largest city will head to the polls one week from tomorrow.</span></p><p>Within that race for Mayor &nbsp;is the issue of race. There is a white candidate: Mike Duggan - former Detroit Medical Center CEO, and a black candidate: Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon.</p><p>As part of the Detroit Free Press' endorsement of a Mayoral candidate, our next guest penned yesterday's column in the Freep about the complex role that race is playing in this election.</p><p>Stephen Henderson is the Editorial Page Editor for the Detroit Free Press, and he joined us today.</p><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 21:11:27 +0000 Stateside Staff 15023 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Monday, October 28th, 2013 Midtown Detroit woman is turning graffiti into jewelry http://michiganradio.org/post/midtown-detroit-woman-turning-graffiti-jewelry <p><em>"Defiant jewelry with a purpose!"</em></p><p>That's the slogan for a unique jewelry business that launched in the Midtown area of Detroit.</p><p>It's called Rebel Nell.</p><p>The goal? To turn actual pieces of graffiti found on the ground into jewelry. The company is hiring disadvantaged women, hoping to give them a hand-up from poverty and dependence.</p><p>Amy Peterson is a co-founder of Rebel Nell. She joined us today.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 21:10:11 +0000 Stateside Staff 15022 at http://michiganradio.org Midtown Detroit woman is turning graffiti into jewelry This artist hid $10,000 around Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/artist-hid-10000-around-detroit <p>LA graffiti artist David Choe passed through Detroit on Sunday and hid money in different parts of the city.</p><p>On Sunday he posted on his Facebook page that he "made it into Canada tonight but hid 10,000$ in mostly 1's and a few hundos all over Detroit today."</p><p>Why did he do it? Answer: "just becuz - why not?"</p><p>Around 7 p.m. he started dropping clues on &nbsp;Twitter.</p><p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>$$$ and prints hidden under the Golden Arches sign at the American/Canadian border of Detroit/Windsor but which side ?</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 20:44:48 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13326 at http://michiganradio.org This artist hid $10,000 around Detroit Michigan State Police close in on Capitol vandalism suspect http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-state-police-close-capitol-vandalism-suspect <p>The Michigan State Police say there is a single suspect in a vandalism spree last week that included the state Capitol building in Lansing. Officers also found graffiti early Thursday morning in downtown Lansing and at Lansing Community College.</p><p>State Police Lieutenant Kyle Bowman says there is still no arrest, but that should come soon.</p><p>“We’ll be submitting our portion of the report for our investigation to the Ingham County prosecutor’s office sometime this week," Bowman says.</p><p>Investigators aren’t releasing any information about the suspect yet.</p><p>Officers last week found two stick figures spray-painted on the Capitol’s front columns and a message reading “Give art a chance” on a war memorial on the Capitol lawn.</p><p>Police say the suspect could face felony charges for malicious destruction of property.</p><p>Workers at the Capitol are still trying to remove the spray paint. They say damages could range between a thousand and several thousand dollars. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 16:35:26 +0000 Jake Neher 9026 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan State Police close in on Capitol vandalism suspect Messages from Shelter #10 on Isle Royale http://michiganradio.org/post/messages-shelter-10-isle-royale <p>When you camp on Isle Royale, you don't necessarily have to sleep in tents.</p><p>You can sleep in a "camping shelter," which is basically an elevated, screened-in, wooden structure.</p><p>It can protect you from the elements and the bugs.</p><p>And based on our experience, it seems people have had some time on their hands waiting out storms in these shelters.</p><p>Park visitors have left messages on the walls - something we humans love to do - even long before we had Facebook walls to write on.</p><p>We were expecting profane, but we found inspiring, humorous, artistic, and messages describing their experiences while on Isle Royale. (O.k., there was a little profanity here and there. It is graffiti, after all.)</p><p>To see the messages, take a look at the slideshow above.</p><p>Some of our favorites:</p><ul><li><strong><em>"45 miles 8 days all w/diabetes! 2010"</em></strong></li><li><strong><em>A diagram showing you where to "BANG HEAD." It was surprisingly accurate. I hit my head on that low beam 5 or 6 times.</em></strong></li><li><strong><em>"Flight over for 3 - $625.00 - Gear and food - $300.00 - Spending my 50th birthday hiking with my daughter and son - priceless (50 miles) - JMR 8/2007"</em></strong></li><li><strong><em>"...My girlfriend says everything is my fault (it is)..."</em></strong></li><li><strong><em>"...Lots of rain, no bugs, probably going to have tapeworm. LIVING THE DREAM!"</em></strong></li><li><strong><em>"we came, we saw, we got eaten by giant, rabid, mutant squirrels! Help...</em></strong>"</li></ul><p>Write on our walls! Tell us about your camping experiences around Michigan. The good. The bad. The unforgettable. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 18:46:03 +0000 Mark Brush 7783 at http://michiganradio.org Messages from Shelter #10 on Isle Royale Is it art? or Graffiti? or Both? http://michiganradio.org/post/it-art-or-graffiti-or-both <P>Someone is writing <A href="http://www.paulsimon.com/">Paul Simon</A> lyrics on walls in Saginaw.&nbsp;&nbsp; Why?&nbsp; We don't know.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Why is this unknown <A href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banksy">Banksy</A> wannabe quoting lyrics from Simon's song <A href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America_(Simon_%26_Garfunkel_song)">"America"?</A>&nbsp; We don't know that either.&nbsp; But the song does mention Saginaw.&nbsp;</P> <P>Here's the story in the Saginaw News:</P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P>Saginaw rarely warrants musical muse status — at least on a national level —<STRONG>but Tue, 14 Dec 2010 18:05:58 +0000 585 at http://michiganradio.org Is it art? or Graffiti? or Both?