The tension between advocates of traditional and charter schools in Michigan has intensified. That’s because of recent stories in the Detroit Free Press which raise serious doubts about the operation and oversight of the state’s nearly 400 charter schools.
This weekend, the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association will hold its 10th annual Michigan Energy Fair at the Ingham County Fairgrounds. There will be exhibitions and workshops on energy efficiency, alternative energy, and sustainable living practices.
At the end of each month, we check in with Great Lakes commentator and journalist Gary Wilson for updates on environmental stories from around the basin. For today’s Great Lakes Month in Review we focus on the Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Cities Initiative. The group includes 114 mayors of cities throughout the Great Lakes Basin.
On June 24th, 1950, Northwest Airlines Flight 2501 left New York City for Seattle. The state of the art DC-4 aircraft was to stop in Minneapolis for refueling, before proceeding to the west coast. Monitoring the plane in threatening weather over Lake Michigan, air controllers lost track of the flight. The aircraft was never recovered, nor were any passengers or crew. Further wreckage discovered some days later indicated a total loss.
Tuesday, June 24 - 9 pm - WKAR-HD | Recalling the summer of 1964 in Mississippi, when student volunteers from around the country joined local activists in an effort to register to vote as many African-Americans as possible.
In wake of the Portugal and United States World Cup game, Al invites Impact Sports reporter Brooks Laimbeer on the show to discuss the recent matches. They also touch on the results from Lansing United over the weekend. Later, Al throws some strong opinions at Matt and Alex regarding ties in sports, specifically soccer. To close the show, they talk about the Detroit Tigers and their heroes from the weekend.
Football is played with your hands, soccer is played with your feet. Here in the U.S., that’s something that has been ingrained in our culture regardless of any international criticism of its absurdity. However, a recent study reveals that the word "soccer" isn’t American at all. It’s actually British.