Category Archives: Culture

Foster care bills on Governor’s desk drafted by U of M law students

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Two bills signed into law this week could help keep siblings in foster care together.

We’ve already done some reporting on the bills, but not on the unusual path the bills took to get to Snyder’s desk.

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A group of CMU students are planning to travel more than 7,000 miles this week to gain experience in international journalism

Lmm6Y8zg_400x400Three CMU journalism students will be traveling to Beijing, China to intern at the China Daily- the largest English language newspaper in the country.
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Counties pursuing millages for vocational programming in schools

P1040068Clare County will vote today on a millage to support vocational classes in the county’s school districts.

It’s one of many counties across the state looking for wider support of classes that train students for jobs right out of high school.

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2nd annual Aldo Leopold festival coming mid-May

postcardside1The second annual Aldo Leopold Festival is coming to the Upper Peninsula in Mid-May.

This year the festival is celebrating a new 150-mile long birding trail.
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Northern Michigan snowmobile museum receives sizable donation

The Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum.  Courtesy of the Museum.

The Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum. Courtesy of the Museum.

The season for snow sports is coming to an end, however, if you crave one last taste of winter, Naubinway’s Snowmobile museum has got you covered.

Charlie Vallier is Chairman of the Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum, and yes, he loves his job.
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Poll: Majority of Michigan residents support recreational marijuana

pot53% of Michigan residents surveyed said they would vote yes if the legalization of recreational marijuana was on the November 2016 ballot.

That’s according to a poll conducted by the Michigan chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.
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Northeast Lower Michigan to host triathlon this summer

Logo for the race

Logo for the race

Attention Michigan runners, swimmers and bikers, there’s a new reason to start training for the summer.

A new triathlon is coming to North-East Michigan in August, and event organizers are claiming it will be a rough race.
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Local woman says God told her to knit scarves for the homeless

IMG_7603At CMU Broadcasting we don’t always get to see the affect our coverage has on listeners. But with our recent homelessness project, we did. A listener from Atlanta, Michigan reached out to us about donating scarves to people who are homeless after seeing our coverage on the Storied Streets homelessness project.

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Amish traditional lifestyle evolving and changing

Photocred_ Emily FoxAn Amish community modernizes in Michigan: Goodbye horse and buggy, hello minivans and power tools

The area around Mt. Pleasant and Clare is kind of like Michigan’s Great Plains. It’s really flat and there is a lot of land and a lot of farms and fields. If you’re driving up US-127 and need to stop for gas around the area, it wouldn’t be unusual to see an Amish man with a top hat and beard traveling by horse and buggy around town. Continue reading

As the number of women reporting domestic abuse rises, so does the need for emergency housing

file00046714188Officials say the number of women looking for shelter from domestic abuse relationships is growing nationally.

Dawn Jevicks is the shelter manager at Women’s Aid Service in Mt. Pleasant. She said she thinks women now are just more likely to report cases of abuse than they were in the past. Continue reading

Will there ever be an end to poverty?

file0002103408351 (1)As a part of our ongoing series of reports on homelessness, Ben Thorp went to a Saginaw soup kitchen to talk about the services they offer. He wound up speaking to a CMU professor about poverty, its persistence, and what we can do to eradicate it.

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MSU Extension bridges generational gap in agriculture with technology

Msu extension logoMichigan State University Extension will host an event in mid-March aimed at helping those new to agriculture get a head start.
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