America http://michiganradio.org en What does America mean to you? We want to know http://michiganradio.org/post/what-does-america-mean-you-we-want-know <p>The Fourth of July is a time for family, fireworks, picnics, and pies.</p><p>But it is also a time when many reflect on what it means to be an American.</p><p>Here at Michigan Radio, we’re putting together some special stories for Fourth of July.&nbsp;We want to know, what does America mean to you?</p><p>We each have a deeply personal story about being an American. Perhaps you have a story about immigration or maybe you or a loved one has served time in the military. Others may appreciate a particular American freedom that is not universally a guaranteed right in other countries.</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 15:39:24 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13229 at http://michiganradio.org What does America mean to you? We want to know Commentary: Fourth of July http://michiganradio.org/post/commentary-fourth-july <p>When the Declaration of Independence was signed two hundred and thirty-six years ago, Michigan was a sparsely populated place which the French considered part of the province of Quebec.</p> Wed, 04 Jul 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 8126 at http://michiganradio.org Commentary: Fourth of July 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?