Michigan http://www.kunc.org en Battling Blight: Detroit Maps Entire City To Find Bad Buildings http://www.kunc.org/post/battling-blight-detroit-maps-entire-city-find-bad-buildings Inside one in a series of abandoned homes along a blighted block of Detroit's Brightmoor neighborhood, filmmaker Tom McPhee walks through the remnants of a life — broken furniture, scattered knickknacks and a flooded basement.<p>"This is fresh water that's coming into the basement here," McPhee points out. "All of that plumbing has been ripped away 'cause someone found a value in it, so they don't care that it's running. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:06:00 +0000 54127 at http://www.kunc.org Battling Blight: Detroit Maps Entire City To Find Bad Buildings Years In The Making, New Farm Bill Becomes Law http://www.kunc.org/post/years-making-new-farm-bill-becomes-law <p>President Barak Obama signed the new farm bill into law Friday at Michigan State University in East Lansing, ending years of negotiations and wrangling.</p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 21:53:51 +0000 Amy Mayer & Harvest Public Media 53922 at http://www.kunc.org Years In The Making, New Farm Bill Becomes Law Brothers Levin Near The End Of A 32-Year Congressional Partnership http://www.kunc.org/post/brothers-levin-near-end-32-year-congressional-partnership During President Obama's speech Tuesday night, Sen. Carl Levin will be doing what he's done at every State of the Union for decades: sitting with his older brother and fellow Michigan Democrat Rep. Sandy Levin.<p>No two siblings in the nation's history have served longer than the 32 years the brothers Levin have been together in Congress. Both have held powerful committee chairmanships.<p>But this will be their last State of the Union together. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:55:00 +0000 David Welna 53690 at http://www.kunc.org Brothers Levin Near The End Of A 32-Year Congressional Partnership A Grandmother, Her Grandson And Fitting In — Together http://www.kunc.org/post/grandmother-her-grandson-and-fitting-together Growing up, Barbara Handelsman often felt out of step with her family.<p>"When I was really little, I thought my sister always had all the power because she was pudgy and cute, where I had all elbows and knees," Barbara says. "I was so shy. I had no idea how to be the popular kid, and so I felt incompetent when it came to trying to be an A+ anything."<p>When she was 80, Barbara visited StoryCorps in Ann Arbor, Mich., with her 20-year-old grandson Aaron, who says her feelings of isolation came as news to him. "I didn't realize that you felt that way so often. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 06:59:00 +0000 50650 at http://www.kunc.org A Grandmother, Her Grandson And Fitting In — Together Detroit Has Many Strays, But 'We're Not Tripping Over Dogs' http://www.kunc.org/post/detroit-has-many-strays-were-not-tripping-over-dogs While there's a serious dog problem in Detroit, the initial results of an effort to count the number of homeless canines in the city indicate there are far fewer than <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/08/23/214819880/50-000-stray-dogs-in-detroit-that-makes-no-sense" target="_blank">the 50,000 strays</a> that some news accounts have talked about.<p><a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2013/09/american_strays_survey_were_no.html" target="_blank">MLive.com reports</a> that over the weekend, "volunteers with the <a href="http://www.wa2s.org/american-strays.html">Ame Mon, 23 Sep 2013 18:01:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 49948 at http://www.kunc.org Detroit Has Many Strays, But 'We're Not Tripping Over Dogs'