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Michigan's Tart Cherry Orchards Struggle To Cope With Erratic Spring Weather

The Montmorency tart cherry is pretty much the only sour cherry grown in the U.S. And cherry growers in Michigan know the tree really well. It was brought here from France a couple hundred years ago. "This is older than most people think of as heirloom varieties and it's our main variety to this day," says Jim Nugent, a cherry grower in northern Michigan. The tree is "very cold hardy" in the dead of winter, he says, and grows well in the state. But it is susceptible to damage from spring...

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Michigan's Bottom Line: Hybrid Economy

May 26, 2009

<p>What powers Michigan’s economy is changing. All this week on Interlochen Public Radio we’ll air a series of reports that examine how alternative energy is changing what powers our cars, homes, and our jobs. The series culminates during Points North, with an hour-long special broadcast from the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Island Policy Conference.

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>

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