humanities http://michiganradio.org en The Cost of Creativity - A Radio Documentary http://michiganradio.org/post/cost-creativity-radio-documentary <p>For the Michigan Radio documentary, "The Cost of Creativity," reporters Jennifer Guerra and Kyle Norris looked at how artists and art programs are currently doing in Michigan and whether the arts help Michigan move forward as a state. They explored how artists have reacted to the down economy, and introduced us to non-artists who are using the arts to help them deal with personal and professional challenges. You can listen and read more here!</p> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 11:28:43 +0000 Jennifer Guerra, Kyle Norris & The Cost of Creativity 1048 at http://michiganradio.org The Cost of Creativity - A Radio Documentary New ministry hopes to help strippers create new positive identity in life http://michiganradio.org/post/new-ministry-hopes-help-strippers-create-new-positive-identity-life <p>Anny Donewald was raised in an upper-middle class home near Grand Rapids. She’s beautiful, with blue eyes and long blond hair. When she was 19, a couple girls approached her at college and told her she’d be a natural dancing in nightclubs.</p><p>She entered an amateur night contest at a club in Kalamazoo and won.</p><p>At the time, she reasoned that $200 for 3 minutes on stage might be a good way to make money.</p><p>But when she got a job at a Lansing strip club, things started getting bad:</p><blockquote><p>"About 2 weeks in I’m sitting in the back and just distraught. Like I just don’t know how I entered in this. I dropped out of college. I’m doing coke, and I’m drunk all the time."</p></blockquote><p> Mon, 20 Dec 2010 14:50:48 +0000 Lindsey Smith 650 at http://michiganradio.org New ministry hopes to help strippers create new positive identity in life