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Despite two strong years, school struggles to meet looming reading law

The pressure is on for schools to improve reading scores in Michigan. Last fall, the state legislature passed the third-grade reading bill. The bill goes into effect in two years and will require schools to hold back third-graders who are not proficient readers, with a few exceptions.

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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>

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>

Points North: "Public Radio"

May 7, 2009

<p class="MsoNormal"><span><span>More and more people are listening to public radio but stations, like Interlochen Public Radio, are struggling to make ends meet. This month IPR scheduled an extra on-air pledge drive because of financial need. It’s the second time that’s ever happened. While the immediate future of public radio is not as dire as say newspapers, there are numerous questions about its long term viability. We’ll discuss some of them this week on Points North. </span></span><span><span></span></span></p>

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