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Robin Crocker has spent the last three months as the artist in residence at the Parsons Center in Lake Ann. She made a permanent exhibit celebrating the life of artist and educator Jean Parsons.
Tommy Valdez

Student brings artist's legacy to light

Most people who knew Jean Parsons, will tell you— she was tough and expected a lot from her students. Jean never married, and didn’t have any children. So, she spent her days pouring into her art and investing in her students. Now, one of her students has created remembrance of her in the Benzie County village of Lake Ann.

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Michigan Writers on the Air: May 2009

May 23, 2009

<p>Twelve American Special Forces soldiers are dropped into northern Afghanistan in the months following September 11, 2001. Their mission, join up with and help the Northern Alliance defeat the Taliban. On the May program Aaron Stander chats with Doug Stanton about his extraordinary new bestseller, <em>Horse Soldiers</em>. Then nature writer Bob Butz will be taking about and reading from his book of essays, <em>An Uncrowded Place</em>.</p>

Michigan Writers on the Air: May 2009

May 23, 2009

<p>Twelve American Special Forces soldiers are dropped into northern Afghanistan in the months following September 11, 2001. Their mission, join up with and help the Northern Alliance defeat the Taliban. On the May program Aaron Stander chats with Doug Stanton about his extraordinary new bestseller, <em>Horse Soldiers</em>. Then nature writer Bob Butz will be taking about and reading from his book of essays, <em>An Uncrowded Place</em>.</p>

Windspire Gets Poor Marks

May 22, 2009

<p>A home-based wind turbine being manufactured in Manistee did not do well at a national test site in Colorado. Peter Payette spoke to an editor of <a href="http://www.homepower.com/home/">Home Power Magazine</a> about the test.</p>

Reforming Healthcare in Michigan

May 21, 2009

<p>Discussion with Marianne Udow-Phillips, diirector of the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation at the University of Michigan, Gary Benjamin, health policy attorney with Michigan Legal Services and Carrie Gray, director of marketing and communications for Mercy Hospital in Grayling.</p>

Reforming Healthcare in Michigan

May 21, 2009

<p>Discussion with Marianne Udow-Phillips, diirector of the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation at the University of Michigan, Gary Benjamin, health policy attorney with Michigan Legal Services and Carrie Gray, director of marketing and communications for Mercy Hospital in Grayling.</p>

Deep Injection Wells

May 21, 2009

Weatherization

May 20, 2009

<p>Nearly 6 million dollars in federal stimulus money will go toward making hundreds of homes in Northern Michigan more energy efficient.  The Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency has been awarded the money as part of the federal Recovery Act.  John Stephenson is Executive Director of the Agency.  Stephenson says in order to qualify for assistance, a household’s annual income needs to be at or below 200 percent of the poverty level.</p>

IPR News: Commercial Wind in Emmet?

May 19, 2009

<p>Officials in Emmet County will soon be asked to decide whether or not to allow a Petoskey-area man to build a commercial wind turbine on his property. There are commercial wind turbines feeding the electric grid in both Mackinac and Grand Traverse. IPR’s Linda Stephan spoke with Ken Harrington, who says it’s time to see wind generated in Emmet.</p>

Local Edition Suffers

May 19, 2009

<p>In a weak economy – with many established news organizations cutting back and shedding journalists – a 20-year-old entrepreneur from Cadillac managed to launch a newscast last year, and to get Charter Cable to sign on, and to pay him for it. Barely a year later, that contract is coming to an end. IPR’s Linda Stephan talks with Local Edition’s Eric Wotila.</p>

Cherry growers to lose key pesticide

May 15, 2009

<p>Researchers are still experimenting to find a replacement for guthion. Guthion or AZM is the main weapon growers have against certain pests. The EPA has banned the use of guthion by 2012. </p>

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