Lindsey Smith http://wwno.org en This Isn't Your Granny Smith's Harvesting Technology http://wwno.org/post/isnt-your-granny-smiths-harvesting-technology In West Michigan, it's apple harvest time. Mon, 14 Oct 2013 18:36:00 +0000 Lindsey Smith 45976 at http://wwno.org Struggling Michigan City Privatizes Public Schools http://wwno.org/post/struggling-michigan-city-privatizes-public-schools Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>A small public school district is about to go private. The emergency manager for schools in Muskegon Heights, in western Michigan, is turning the entire system over to a charter school operator.<p>And as Lindsey Smith of Michigan Radio reports, that's already a model for the state's other financially-troubled districts.<p>LINDSEY SMITH, BYLINE: The situation at Muskegon Heights Public Schools was dire. It ran $18,000 in the red each day school was open last year. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 20:30:00 +0000 Lindsey Smith 15461 at http://wwno.org Certain Ford Retirees Face Major Pension Decision http://wwno.org/post/certain-ford-retirees-face-major-pension-decision Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And now to big money that's tied up in a company's pension fund. Tens of thousands of white-collar Ford retirees will soon have a big decision to make: Should they stay in the auto company's pension plan, or take their chances with a lump sum payout instead? The offer is believed to be the first of its kind for such a large, ongoing pension fund.<p>Michigan Radio's Lindsey Smith reports.<p>LINDSEY SMITH, BYLINE: In Michigan, there are more than 30 clubs for Ford retirees. Charles White runs two of them. Wed, 16 May 2012 08:52:00 +0000 Lindsey Smith 11178 at http://wwno.org A Return To 'Safety First' For Michigan Nuclear Plant http://wwno.org/post/return-safety-first-michigan-nuclear-plant The Palisades nuclear power plant in Michigan had five unplanned shutdowns last year. It's one of the area's biggest employers, and its safety record is one of the worst in the country. Sun, 22 Apr 2012 19:50:00 +0000 Lindsey Smith 9189 at http://wwno.org