Interlochen http://interlochenpublicradio.org en Unbeliebable: Justin Offends Asian Fans With Shrine Visit http://interlochenpublicradio.org/post/unbeliebable-justin-offends-asian-fans-shrine-visit Pop star Justin Bieber has been lurching from <a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/justin-biebers-2013-a-year-of-mishaps-controversies-sobbing-fans-and-fake-retirements-9030439.html">crisis</a> to <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2574166/Judge-orders-police-video-showing-Justin-Bieber-urinating-Miami-jail-cell-released-blackout.html">crisis</a> in recent months, but his latest faux pas could be his biggest, risking the affections of possibly a billion Beliebers.<p>During a trip to Japan, the 20-year-old Canadian singer appears to have visited perhaps the Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:44:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 13966 at http://interlochenpublicradio.org Unbeliebable: Justin Offends Asian Fans With Shrine Visit Northern Michigan School District Could Switch To Year-Round Calendar http://interlochenpublicradio.org/post/northern-michigan-school-district-could-switch-year-round-calendar <p>Summer vacation would be cut in half for students in Baldwin under a proposal for year-round school. Other breaks would be longer, however, amounting to the same number school days in a year.</p><p>Baldwin Community Schools could make the switch next fall.</p><p>Superintendent Stiles Simmons says kids forget too much over the summer, especially math.</p><p>“That’s what we found here in Baldwin,” he says. “Our students are losing well over a month of knowledge and skills in the area of math due to the summer vacation.”</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:40:11 +0000 Peter Payette 13964 at http://interlochenpublicradio.org Northern Michigan School District Could Switch To Year-Round Calendar Lester Graham's upcoming documentary, "Growing up in Poverty and Pollution" http://interlochenpublicradio.org/post/lester-grahams-upcoming-documentary-growing-poverty-and-pollution <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/michigan/audio/2014/04/ss_4_23_14-Graham.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper left" data-caption="Brianna Allgood gets a checkup on her asthma." data-attribution="Credit Lester Graham / Michigan Radio" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/michigan/files/styles/card_280/public/201404/BriannaAllgood.JPG" alt="" /><p>Children growing up in poverty face huge challenges. One challenge that might not come to the top of the mind, though, is pollution.<p>As part of Michigan Radio's State of Opportunity project, reporter Lester Graham spent the past three months exploring the problem.<p>His documentary, "Growing up in Poverty and Pollution," will air tomorrow at 3 p.m. on Michigan Radio.<p>Lester joined us today to talk about his project.<p><em>*Listen to the audio above.</em><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:37:00 +0000 Stateside Staff 13967 at http://interlochenpublicradio.org Lester Graham's upcoming documentary, "Growing up in Poverty and Pollution" Stateside for Wednesday, April 23, 2014 http://interlochenpublicradio.org/post/stateside-wednesday-april-23-2014 <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/michigan/audio/2014/04/ss_4_23_14-full.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper left" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/michigan/files/styles/card_280/public/201209/stateside-logo1.jpg" alt="" /><p>Now that it appears Detroit pensioners will not have to take a big hit to their monthly checks because of the bankruptcy, should the city's other creditors expect a better deal than Kevyn Orr first offered?<p>Today we explored how those questions might affect the fate of the treasures at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Then we spoke with Michigan Radio’s Lester Graham about his documentary that explores the challenges faced by Michigan children who are growing up in poverty and pollution.<p>First on today’s show, we received an update on the state’s controversial Education Achievement Authority. That’s the state-run authority meant to turn around some of Michigan’s lowest-performing schools. Michigan Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville hopes there will be a final vote this week on a bill to expand the EAA. Right now, the EAA runs 15 schools in Detroit. The bill would pave the way for it to expand up to 50 schools statewide.<p>Michigan Public Radio Network’s Lansing reporter Jake Neher joined us to talk about the latest happenings in Lansing.<p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:35:00 +0000 Stateside Staff 13969 at http://interlochenpublicradio.org Stateside for Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Stryker of the Detroit Free Press talks DIA art and bankruptcy http://interlochenpublicradio.org/post/stryker-detroit-free-press-talks-dia-art-and-bankruptcy <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/michigan/audio/2014/04/ss_4_23_14-Silverman_0.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper left" data-caption="Detroit Institute of Arts" data-attribution="Credit Photo courtesy of the DIA" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/michigan/files/styles/card_280/public/DIA_courtesy_of.jpg" alt="" /><p>As Detroit's bankruptcy battle continues to unfold, a question remains: what will happen to the city-owned pieces at the Detroit Institute of Arts?<p>The city recently reached a tentative agreement with its retirees and pensioners. Could the agreements impact the possible sale of DIA work to satisfy Detroit's bondholders and other creditors?<p>Mark Stryker explored that question in The Detroit Free Press and we spoke with him today.<p><em>*Listen to the audio above.</em><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:35:00 +0000 Stateside Staff 13968 at http://interlochenpublicradio.org Stryker of the Detroit Free Press talks DIA art and bankruptcy Costly Hepatitis C Pill Shreds Drug Industry Sales Record http://interlochenpublicradio.org/post/costly-hepatitis-c-pill-shreds-drug-industry-sales-record The launch of Sovaldi, the $1,000-a-day pill for hepatitis C, is shaping up as the most successful ever.<p>The Food and Drug Administration approved the pill in December. And then Gilead Sciences was off to the races. The company said it sold $2.27 billion worth of Sovaldi in the quarter that ended March 31. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:31:00 +0000 Scott Hensley 13971 at http://interlochenpublicradio.org Costly Hepatitis C Pill Shreds Drug Industry Sales Record Filmmakers will capture "one day in Detroit" this Saturday http://interlochenpublicradio.org/post/filmmakers-will-capture-one-day-detroit-saturday <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/michigan/audio/2014/04/ss_4_23_14-detroit.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper left" data-caption="Screen shot from a &quot;One Day&quot; film." data-attribution="Credit onedayindetroit.org" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/michigan/files/styles/card_280/public/201404/detroit_file.jpg" alt="" /><p>On Saturday, hundreds of folks with cameras in hand will descend upon Detroit.<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Their mission is to document stories that most affect the future of the city. The stories they capture will become part of a TV series on the future of the American city.</span><p>It's called “<a href="http://onedayindetroit.org/">One Day in Detroit: Your Day, Your City, Your Future</a>.”<p>Detroit is one of 11 cities across America to be a part of this "One Day" event.<p>The co-founder and executive producer of One Day on Earth, Brandon Litman, joined us today. And we also welcomed Stephen McGee, the local producer of “One Day in Detroit.”<p><em>*Listen to the audio above.</em><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:31:00 +0000 Stateside Staff 13970 at http://interlochenpublicradio.org Filmmakers will capture "one day in Detroit" this Saturday Scientists Pinpoint Source Of Antarctic 'Quack' http://interlochenpublicradio.org/post/scientists-pinpoint-source-antarctic-quack For decades, researchers and submarine crews in icy waters off the coast of Antarctica have been picking up a mysterious quacking sound.<p>The "bio-duck" as its called, has been heard on-and-off since Cold War patrols picked it up on sonar during the 1960s.<p>"It goes 'quack, quack, quack, quack," says <a href="http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/psb/acoustics/psbAcousticsPeople.html">Denise Risch</a>, a marine biologist with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. "It has this almost mechanical feel to it."<p>Some thought it might be a secret Soviet sub. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:24:00 +0000 Geoff Brumfiel 13976 at http://interlochenpublicradio.org Scientists Pinpoint Source Of Antarctic 'Quack' In Age Of Custom-Tailored Ed Tech, Teachers Shop Off The Rack http://interlochenpublicradio.org/post/age-custom-tailored-ed-tech-teachers-shop-rack The big names in the growing education-technology industry gathered in Arizona this week.<p>The <a href="http://edinnovation.gsvadvisors.com/">"Education Innovation Summit"</a> styles itself the "Davos of ed-tech." Educators, philanthropists and political leaders like Jeb Bush rubbed elbows with the investors, venture capitalists, big companies like Microsoft and small companies hoping to get big. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:24:00 +0000 Anya Kamenetz 13972 at http://interlochenpublicradio.org In Age Of Custom-Tailored Ed Tech, Teachers Shop Off The Rack Brazil Becomes One Of The First To Adopt Internet 'Bill Of Rights' http://interlochenpublicradio.org/post/brazil-becomes-one-first-adopt-internet-bill-rights Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff signed into law a kind of Internet bill of rights on Wednesday.<a href="http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_25621388/brazil-passes-an-internet-bill-rights"> </a><p><a href="http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_25621388/brazil-passes-an-internet-bill-rights">As the AP reports</a>, the law enshrines access to the Web, guarantees neutrality and "puts limits on the metadata that can be collected from Internet users in Brazil. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:21:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 13974 at http://interlochenpublicradio.org Brazil Becomes One Of The First To Adopt Internet 'Bill Of Rights'