Nov. 1, 2013 – Week 9
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MEDICAL SOCIETY AHEAD: On Monday, Nov. 4, correspondents will interview Kenneth Elmassian, president of the Michigan State Medical Society. Possible topics include supply of physicians in lower-income parts of the state, capacity of the medical profession to serve the expanded number of insured and Medicaid patients and state regulation of the health professions.
HERE’S YOUR FILE:
RURALDIVORCES: The 10 counties with the state’s highest divorce rates are all rural, including Crawford, Gladwin, Montcalm and Newaygo. We hear from experts at Northern Michigan and Michigan State universities, a Saint Clair Shores psychologist and the Department of Community Health. By Becky McKendry. FOR CRAWFORD COUNTY, GLADWIN, GREENVILLE, MARQUETTE, BAY MILLS, ST. IGNACE, CHEBOYGAN, CADILLAC, LAKE COUNTY, MANISTEE, LUDINGTON, BIG RAPIDS, ALPENA, HERALD STAR, STURGIS, THREE RIVERS, TRAVERSE CITY, PETOSKEY, MACOMB & ALL POINTS.
w/RURALDIVORCESTABLE: Ten counties with highest divorce rates in 2012. Source: Department of Community Health
WILDPIGS: DNR reports a significant decline in the number of feral swine in Michigan, but the Michigan Pork Producers says the problem is growing nonetheless. Mecosta, Midland and Saginaw counties had the most sightings and killing last year. We also talk to DNR and MUCC. By Lacee Shepard. FOR BIG RAPIDS, GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS, STURGIS, THREE RIVERS & ALL POINTS.
w/WILDPIGSPHOTO: Credit: Department of Natural Resources.
FOODPANTRIES: Food banks and food pantries across the state are gearing up for holiday season demand amid talk of looming cuts to federal food benefits. We hear from Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan in Detroit, Greater Lansing Food Bank, and Northwest Food Pantry and Access of West Michigan in Grand Rapids. By Becky McKendry. FOR MICHIGAN CITIZEN, CITY PULSE, MACOMB, ROYAL OAK, DEADLINE DETROIT, GREENVILLE, GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS & ALL POINTS.
AUTISMTEACHING: A study done in the Livonia schools by MSU researchers shows that video-based teaching methods that use computers and iPads can help teenagers with autism learn how to behave in new social situations. We also hear from the Southfield-based Autism Alliance of Michigan and Department of Community Health. By Matthew Hall. FOR ROYAL OAK, MACOMB, MICHIGAN CITIZEN, DEADLINE DETROIT, CITY PULSE & ALL POINTS.
QUIETWATERS: Commentary on the value of Michigan’s small lakes and quiet rivers. By Eric Freedman. FOR CRAWFORD COUNTY, GLADWIN, CADILLAC, ALPENA, TRAVERSE CITY, CHEBOYGAN, HARBOR SPRINGS, GREENVILLE, BLISSFIELD, STURGIS, THREE RIVERS, PETOSKEY, ST. IGNACE, MARQUETTE, BAY MILLS, LUDINGTON, BIG RAPIDS, HERALD STAR, LAKE COUNTY, HOLLAND & ALL POINTS.
OSPREY: Osprey, once disappearing in the state, are rebounding with 50 breeding pairs in Southeast Michigan. Researchers at the Detroit International Wildlife Refuge tagged some this year to track their migration patterns, including one born in Monroe County that made it to Cuba. By Evan Kreager. FOR BLISSFIELD, MACOMB, ROYAL OAK, DEADLINE DETROIT & ALL POINTS.
w/OSPREYPHOTO: Credit: Department of Natural Resources.
Nov. 1, 2013 – Week 9