CNS funds, Jan. 27, 2023

Week 2 – 1/27/23

CNS Budget

To: CNS Editors

From: Eric Freedman and Judy Putnam

Welcome to the second CNS file of the 2022 fall semester.

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Eryn Ho at (616) 485-9295, [email protected]

For other matters, contact Eric Freedman at (517) 256-3873; [email protected]

Here’s your file:

CHILD PSYCHIATRISTS: There is a serious shortage of child and adolescent psychiatrists across the state, with the most dramatic gaps in the Northern Lower Peninsula, UP and other rural areas. We talk to a Central Michigan University psychiatry professor who runs a mental unit at HealthSource Saginaw and the Northern Lakes Community Mental Health Authority. By Morgan Womack. FOR MIDLAND, MARQUETTE, IRON RIVER, BAY MILLS, ST. IGNACE, SAULTSTE. MARIE, CHEBOYGAN, TRAVERSE CITY, LEELANAU, CRAWFORD COUNTY, CADILLAC, PETOSKEY, ALPENA, ALCONA, MONTMORENCY, CLARE, GLADWIN, LUDINGTON, MANISTEE, LAKE COUNTY, OCEANA COUNTY, BIG RAPIDS, HERALD REVIEW, BENZIE COUNTY AND ALL POINTS.

PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY: Traditionally, presidential candidates have focused their efforts in Michigan on a handful of heavily populated metropolitan areas such as Detroit and Grand Rapids. But if Michigan moves the date of its primary to be earlier in 2024 – and earlier in the nominating process – that could change. The Senate has passed a bill to do that. We hear from a former Northern Michigan University political scientist and legislators from Groveland Township and Royal Oak. With Marquette and Traverse City references By Andrew Roth. FOR DETROIT, MARQUETTE, TRAVERSE CITY, LANSING CITY PULSE AND ALL POINTS.

DROPOUT RATES: Dropout rates in Michigan are dropping, following national trends. One approach is developing personal curricula for individual students. We hear from the Alcona superintendent and the Education Department. Includes dropout data from Pontiac, Marquette, Midland, Three Rivers and Ludington. By Sophia Brandt. FOR ALCONA, ALPENA, THREE RIVERS, STURGIS, LUDINGTON, MANISTEE, MIDLAND, DETROIT AND ALL POINTS.

JUVENILE JUSTICE STAFFING: Juvenile justice facilities across Michigan are experiencing a staffing crisis, and the facilities are feeling the effects. Factors include high employee turnover rates and too few job applicants. The Department of Health and Human Services and the Mental Health Association in Michigan discuss. By Jaden Beard. FOR DETROIT, LANSING CITY PULSE AND ALL POINTS:

RAILROAD: New federal money may boost intercity passenger train service in Michigan. We talk to the Michigan Association of Rail Passengers, MDOT and the Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission. Current Amtrak stops include Port Huron, East Lansing, Pontiac, Dearborn, Holland, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Imlay City, Battle Creek, Flint, South Haven and Ann Arbor. By Sam Blatchford. FOR GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS, HOLLAND, DETROIT, PLANET DETROIT, LAPEER, LANSING CITY PULSE, WKTV, STURGIS, THREE RIVERS AND ALL POINTS.

LABOR: The number of unionized workers in Michigan is growing after years of decline. Democrats in the Legislature are moving to repeal the state’s 10-year-old right-to-work law. We hear from an MSU labor education professor, a Trenton lawmaker, an MSU employment relations professor and a former labor adviser to President Biden. Senate sponsors are from Metro Detroit, Bay City, East Lansing and Grand Rapids. By Dan Netter. FOR CORP!, GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS, LANSING CITY PULSE, DETROIT, MIDLAND AND ALL POINTS.

WATER TECH JOBS: A pioneering Northwestern Michigan College degree program is readying students for high-demand water technology jobs. We talk to a college trustee, the Great Lakes Water Studies Institute and the Discovery Center and Pier in Traverse City. By Anastasia Pirrami. FOR TRAVERSE CITY, LEELANAU, PETOSKEY, CADILLAC, BENZIE COUNTY AND ALL POINTS.

w/ WATER TECH JOBS PHOTO 1: Marine technology laboratory at Northwestern Michigan College. Credit: Northwest Michigan College

w/WATER TECH JOBS PHOTO 2: Water quality sensors at Northwestern Michigan College’s marine technology laboratory. Credit: Northwest Michigan College

SMELLY ART: Straight from the rubbish bins of New York, a new Ann Arbor art exhibition criticizes the overuse of plastic. The Plastic Bag Store is a grocery store made entirely from plastic waste and filled with cheeky packaging and ironic product titles. The UM exhibit poses questions about over-consumption, overpackaging and our legacy as a human race. For news and entertainment sections. By Audrey Richardson. FOR PLANET DETROIT, DETROIT AND ALL POINTS.

w/SMELLY ART PHOTO 1: Art installation creator Robin Frohardt made thousands of products out of plastic waste from New York City’s streets and rubbish bins for the fresh produce section of the Plastic Bag Store in Ann Arbor. Credit: Eric Woodhams

w/SMELLY ART PHOTO 2: The bakery section at the Plastic Bag Store in Ann Arbor, features a bubble wrap frosted cake and cupcakes with bottle cap decor. Credit: Eric Woodhams


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