auto en GM’s first female CEO could face a call for employee raises <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Yesterday, <a href="">General Motors</a> announced Mary Barra would become the company's next CEO. Barra is the first female CEO of a major U.S. auto company. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:20:51 +0000 Current State 46519 at GM’s first female CEO could face a call for employee raises Do car companies perpetuate stereotypes in their ads? <p></p><p><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;"></a></p><p><em>Jalopnik's Aaron Foley singles out this ad for the Toyota Prius as an example of the auto industry's stereotypical marketing to minorities.&nbsp;</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Target marketing is nothing new. From their cleaning products to fast food to pick-up trucks, companies have been directing their advertising at certain segments of the population for ages. But when does target marketing cross the line from just good commerce into perpetuating stereotypes about certain groups in our society?</span></p><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Aaron Foley, a Detroit-based writer for&nbsp;Jalopnik&nbsp;– Gawker&nbsp;Media’s popular blog on cars – had a&nbsp;</span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">post</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;on the subject last Friday in which he wrote, &nbsp;“As a minority, it’s borderline insulting that automakers are over-thinking this.”</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">He says that the auto manufacturers are particularly egregious offenders of using stereotypes to market their products to minorities. He joins us to elaborate.&nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 18:58:47 +0000 Current State 44140 at ‘Keep GM’ documentary in the works <p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt">&nbsp;</p><p>If you lived in the Lansing area in the second half of the 90's, you probably remember billboards and bumper stickers shouting "Lansing Works" and "Keep GM."&nbsp; It was part of an aggressive campaign to persuade General Motors from cutting back, and possibly ceasing operations in Lansing.&nbsp; Up to 7,000 jobs in the city were at risk. &nbsp;<br> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 17:47:03 +0000 Current State 41311 at ‘Keep GM’ documentary in the works Current State #12 | January 29, 2013 <p>Today on <em>Current State: </em>Coverage of Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero's "State of the City" address, a tour of the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum, MIRS' Craig Mauger discusses his lengthy interview with House Speaker Jase Bolger, and the economic impact of Michigan's public universities.</p><p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 22:31:59 +0000 Current State 30282 at Current State #12 | January 29, 2013 Current State #10 | January 25, 2013 <p>Today on <em>Current State: </em>Newly elected State Representative Tom Leonard, Prima Civitas' "Young Innovators" competition, the Lansing-made Chevy Traverse at the Detroit Auto Show, and a classical music concert guide.</p><p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 22:28:08 +0000 Current State 30134 at Current State #10 | January 25, 2013 Current State #9 | January 24, 2013 <p>On today's <em>Current State</em>: East Lansing city manager George Lahanas and Tim Dempsey, director of Planning, Building and Development, local efforts at Medicare cost reduction, electric cars, MSU women's basketball and dancing to Pink Floyd.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 22:20:09 +0000 Current State 30068 at Current State #9 | January 24, 2013 Current State #7 | January 22, 2013 <p>On today's <em>Current State: </em>A report card for Michigan charter schools, wolf hunting, the Detroit auto show, MSU hockey and the secrets to a happy marriage.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Current State 29911 at Current State #7 | January 22, 2013 Santorum: Autos Would Be Doing Better without Bailout <p>Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum told members of the Detroit Economic Club that he still thinks the federal bailout of the auto industry was the wrong move.</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 23:27:21 +0000 Laura Weber 12652 at Santorum: Autos Would Be Doing Better without Bailout