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We've Got Issues: High taxes are holding Michigan back, says 101st candidate

Republican Carolyn Cater spent a dozen years working on ships in the Great Lakes. Cater was once a coal-passer on the S.S. Badger, spending her time shoveling coal into the ship’s boilers. Cater is now running for Michigan’s 101st state House District seat, which runs from Ludington to Northport.

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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>

Points North "The Grand Vision"

May 1, 2009

<p>This week, the Grand Vision makes the first big pitch to government officials throughout the region to get on board.  The participation of local governments is crucial and there are many.   If they don’t buy in, the million-dollar vision for the Grand Traverse region will be a vapor.  On Points North we’ll consider why it’s tough to make plans for the future in Michigan communities.   Also, before Timothy McVeigh, before Ted Kaczynski there was Andrew Kehoe from Bath, Michigan, modern America’s first suicide bomber and mass murderer.</p>

Points North "The Grand Vision"

May 1, 2009

<p>This week, the Grand Vision makes the first big pitch to government officials throughout the region to get on board.  The participation of local governments is crucial and there are many.   If they don’t buy in, the million-dollar vision for the Grand Traverse region will be a vapor.  On Points North we’ll consider why it’s tough to make plans for the future in Michigan communities.   Also, before Timothy McVeigh, before Ted Kaczynski there was Andrew Kehoe from Bath, Michigan, modern America’s first suicide bomber and mass murderer.</p>

IPR News: Baldwin Cafeteria

Apr 30, 2009

This week IPR has taken a peak at Baldwin from inside the classroom. Even in good times, unemployment is consistently high in Lake County, as is illiteracy, and poverty. But this is also a community with a rich sense of identity tied to a special history – as a once-booming vacation spot for wealthy Black Americans. Listen in to the high school cafeteria, a racially diverse place with a bit of an inferiority complex, and a whole lot of school pride.

IPR News: Baldwin Early Education

Apr 30, 2009

Times are tough all over Michigan, but times always seem to be tough in Lake County. This week IPR travels to Baldwin, to a community school where nearly all the students are poor, and one-in-five adults in the community have no high school diploma. The dream in Baldwin is to make the school district the exception: a school that’s both high poverty, and high performing. There are no silver bullets – just high hopes, and well-researched trial and error. IPR’s Linda Stephan produced this report.

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