Stateside's conversations with Greg Kacvinsky and Lisa Walinske
A group of Detroit residents suing the city's Water and Sewerage Department may soon have their case heard by the Michigan Supreme Court. The plaintiffs, who allege that the department's drainage rate is an unlawful tax, finished briefing the court this week.
Shades of A Charlie Brown Christmas are playing out on a busy intersection in West Toledo.
The Toledo Christmas Weed, a lonely sapling growing out of a crack in the sidewalk, is now adorned with tinsel and surrounded by gifts. It even has a dedicated crew of Santa and his elves, one of whom was passing out free lottery tickets on Wednesday.
Stateside's conversation with Corri Sandwick and State Representative Thomas Albert (R-District 86)
It was supposed to be a day of fun at AJ's Family Fun Center near Grand Rapids in 2015. Rachel Gibbs wore a scarf on the cool August day. Staff at AJ's made no mention of the potentially dangerous item as Gibbs and her youngest son loaded into a go-kart and zipped off. During the ride, Gibbs’ scarf got caught in one of the go-kart’s axles, snapping her windpipe.
For 13 years, Terrance Clemons loaded and unloaded cargo at Midwest Terminals, the stevedoring company that leases and operates the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority’s international cargo dock.
He was fired from the company in the spring of 2017.
Clemons is one of many African-American longshoremen to lose work in a near decade-long labor dispute between his union — the historically black International Longshoreman’s Association (ILA), Local 1982 — and Midwest Terminals.
A "Work in Progress" conversation between retired farmer Frank Baffi, and Dave Komasara, an aspiring farmer.
“Work in Progress” is a new Stateside series about what it's like to be at opposite ends of the same career path. You'll hear conversations between two people —one who's just starting out in a job and one who's been working in the field for a long time.
Throughout the series we’ll feature conversations between people who have chosen a variety of career paths ranging from conductors, to priests, nurses, and millwrights.
Stateside’s conversations with Richard Conforti, supervisor for the management and tracking unit at the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality; Noah Hall, professor of law at Wayne State University and founder of the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center; and John Truscott, spokesperson for US Ecology.
US Ecology, an Idaho-based company, is close to receiving approval for a large expansion of its hazardous waste facility on Detroit’s east side, near Hamtramck.
The expansion would increase the facility’s storage capacity nine-fold, from 76,000 to 677,000 gallons.
Tensions boiled over last night at a public hearing hosted by the Detroit Board of Water Commissioners. The hearing was held to address controversial drainage fees that will be applied to all residential properties by July 1st.
Stateside’s conversation with Ted Genoways, author of "This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm."
As President Trump and Chinese leaders swap threats of trade tariffs, we've heard a lot of talk about what a 25 percent Chinese tariff might mean to soybean farmers in the U.S. and specifically in Michigan, one of the top soybean-producing states.
When it comes to a company’s bottom line, diversity matters. Over the last couple of years on The Next Idea, we've talked with our partner Jeff DeGraff and others about the importance of diversity — in all its forms — when it comes to finding true innovations that change lives and grow businesses.
Today's guests on The Next Idea show this emphasis on diversity isn't just because it's politically correct, or some kumbaya message that we should all get along.