Governor Granholm says she expects state lawmakers and the public will eventually accept that new revenue must be raised to balance next year's budget. She says efforts by House Democrats to draw up budget plans that rely only on spending cuts without new revenue will still be useful.
EAST LANSING, MI – The Lansing Symphony's Masterworks 4 concert is this Saturday night. It's an all-Mozart program with two symphonies and an overture. Conductor Timothy Muffitt came to our studios to preview the program earlier this week. WKAR's Melissa Ingells asked him what made Mozart's Symphony #41 such a great work.
LANSING, MI – National Public Radio's Don Gonyea has been covering the President of the United States for nearly a decade. This year he's transitioning out of the White House to take on the role of a national correspondent. Gonyea is a Michigan native and a graduate of Michigan State University. He'll be speaking at MSU later today. Gonyea started his career with NPR covering Detroit. He spoke with WKAR's Rob South about his career and how it's changed since his days on the Detroit beat.
EAST LANSING, MI – The Lansing Symphony's Masterworks 4 concert is this Saturday night. It's an all-Mozart program with two symphonies and an overture. Conductor Timothy Muffitt came to our studios to preview the program earlier this week, and I asked him what made Mozart's Symphony #41 such a great work.
Prison inmates from Pennsylvania are arriving in Michigan this week to be housed in a state prison in Muskegon that would otherwise be closed. Pennsylvania is paying Michigan $62 per day for each inmate in an effort to relieve its prison over-crowding crisis.
Russ Marlan is the spokesman for the Michigan Department of Corrections.
ORLANDO, FL – Dwight Howard had a season-high 33 points and added 17 rebounds to help the Orlando Magic beat the Detroit Pistons 116-91 on Wednesday night.
The reigning Defensive Player of the Year added seven blocks in a dominating performance that gave Orlando its 11th win in the last 14 games. Howard was 11 for 13 on free throws, a refreshing reprieve for the Magic from his normal woes.
Vince Carter finished with 20 points, and Jameer Nelson had 14 for Orlando.
Michigan residents are growing slightly more optimistic about the state economy, despite high unemployment and a shrunken auto industry.
The Michigan State University State of the State survey shows that about half of the 991 people polled statewide from November 2009 through mid-January 2010 expect to be better off a year from now, while about a third expect to be worse off.