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'A Pandora's box of problems': Grand Traverse County struggles with stability

To an outsider, Grand Traverse County is a picture of success. New homes and businesses are popping up all over Michigan’s third-fastest growing county, and property values are on the rise. But insiders describe a county government in chaos.

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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>

IPR News: Walkin' Jim Stoltz

May 7, 2009

<p>The Great Lakes Bioneers will present Forever Wild, a multi-media celebration of nature featuring folksinger/photographer Walkin’ Jim Stoltz.  We last spoke with Walkin’ Jim back in 2003.  Since then he’s faced some very serious health issues.  But not even those could keep him from adding more miles to his log… now totaling more than 27-thousand.  Walkin’ Jim says inevitably, one of the first questions he gets when meeting people is, “Why?  Why do you keep walking?”</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>

IPR News: Northport Millage

May 6, 2009

<p>Northport Schools got some good news yesterday. Voters approved a 5 year millage that will provide a sizable portion of the district’s operating budget.  Superintendent Jeff Tropf says if the vote had gone the other way, it may have spelled the end of Northport Schools.</p>

Manistee Building a Bridge to Hollywood

May 5, 2009

<p>Michigan's generous tax credit for Hollywood has attracted a handful of major movie productions to the state. But Michigan has little in the way of studio facilities to offer filmakers. But some towns are catching up and Manistee is out in front of everybody.</p>

Manistee Building a Bridge to Hollywood

May 5, 2009

<p>Michigan's generous tax credit for Hollywood has attracted a handful of major movie productions to the state. But Michigan has little in the way of studio facilities to offer filmakers. But some towns are catching up and Manistee is out in front of everybody.</p>

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