We are of the dirt. That’s what Willie Jennings believes. “My mother was a gardener,” he says. Each spring, as she got her garden ready, she would spray water on the dirt, and tell him to plunge his hands deep into the wet soil. “And she would turn to me and say, ‘You feel that? You feel that son? That’s life.'”
Unless you decided to completely avoid the internet in 2009, there's a good chance you've seen Susan Boyle’s first round performance on Britain’s Got Talent. The Scottish singer’s rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” attracted millions of views on YouTube. No one was more surprised than Boyle herself, who told CNN she was “gobsmacked."
Many would agree that all historic events are historical. But there's some dispute over whether all historical events are historic. This week's topic comes from a listener named Cyndi who says, "It really 'gets my goat' to hear people use the redundant 'historical' when 'historic' will suffice."
Have you ever peeled the lid off a pudding cup, looked inside and said, “Aha, the proof is right here.” Unless you were trying to prove that the cup really did contain pudding, we’re going to assume the answer is “no.”
The Brits have a way of talking about whining that we might want to import. The word is “whinge,” and a listener named Addeane recently asked us about it: “Both ['whinge' and 'whine'] seem to mean to complain peevishly. But ‘whinge’ doesn’t seem to be used in the United States. I’ve seen it written in British sources but never heard it spoken. Can you help sort this out?”
Michigan Radio’s Stateside colleagues April Van Buren and Mercedes Mejia challenged the Cheers! team to make a pina colada using paw paw. The Cheers! drink expert, Tammy Coxen of Tammy’s Tastings , loved the idea.
Today on Stateside , U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D) on how a trade war with China is hurting Michigan businesses. Plus, Holocaust survivor Irene Butter explains why, after decades of silence, she started talking about her family’s experience during WW2.
Today on Stateside , a young activist in Detroit is appealing her conviction for pulling an unloaded gun on another woman in what she says was self-defense. Plus, the ups and downs of the family restaurant are the focus of Ann Arbor writer Lillian Li’s debut novel.
If you have a box filled with items of the "what am I ever going to do with this" variety, we suggest the purchase of a knick-knack shelf. A knick-knack shelf is the perfect place for a figurine of a flamingo wearing a shirt that says "Florida" or a collection of ceramic animals that came free with your tea bags. And how else does one properly display a commemorative royal wedding plate?
Today on Stateside , why President Trump's tweets are unlikely to change Ford's decision to move small car production abroad. Plus, why rocks in the U.P. are giving off an alien glow. (No, it does not involve extraterrestrials.) Listen above for the full show, or find individual segments below. Ford won’t be moving production of Focus hatchback to the U.S. Here’s why. Kristen Dziczek , VP of the Labor and Economics Group at the Center for Automotive Research , explains why President Trump’s...
It’s after Labor Day, but the weather has been pretty hot in Michigan. The Cheers! team of Tammy Coxen and Lester Graham are not thinking about apple cider and fall cocktails just yet. “Because it’s been so hot, I thought I’d take us in a Tiki direction today,” Tammy said as she was grinding ice in a vintage contraption (more on that later). She’s been researching beer cocktails for an upcoming Tammy’s Tastings cocktail class. Beer might not be the first thing you think about in a fruity...
What better word to describe the kind of mischief you can get up to on the weekend than "shenanigans"? That’s precisely why we thought “shenanigan” would be the perfect topic for this long holiday weekend.
This shop is Fidler Furniture Company… headed up by Steven Mark Fidler. “We do primarily custom metalwork. We do some woodwork where we have exotic woods we mix with our metalwork. Sometimes people want a table and they want a wood top, but a metal base and we can do both of those,” Fidler explained.
All this summer, we've brought you campfire stories from across the state. Now, with summer winding down, we reluctantly say goodbye to our summer series with one final tale. Colin Wesaw was recently elected Elder’s Representative for the Pokagon Band’s tribal council. He joined Stateside’s Cynthia Canty to share "The Girl and the Frogs."
Today on Stateside , the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality says elevated PFAS levels in the Flint River posed no threat to the city's public water supply during the water crisis. Plus, as thousands of mourners gather in Detroit to say goodbye to Aretha Franklin, how should the city memorialize the Queen of Soul?