Thursday, July 06, 2006
Klever Kutter Interview by Inside Muskegon
Jason Piasecki interviewed Orville Crain, Klever Kutter. They discuss the invention of the product, whether and how to obtain a patent, what it's like to do business in Muskegon, understanding the global economy and the Muskegon Inventors Network, among other things.
According to their website, Klever Cutter is the "safest box cutter on the market today"
Listen to Inside Muskegon #32: Orville Crain, Klever Kutter
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Summer in the City by Girl in the D
Gril in the D has a great listing of happenings in Detroit this summer. She writes: "Sure, summer vacations are great, but if you don't have the opportunity to get away in the next few months, no need to worry; there are plenty of things going on in the D to keep you more than occupied."
Read Summer in Detroit
C H Carrol writes about Detroit "[s]ome people may think that this city is ugly or dangerous, but I can't imagine anyplace I'd rather be...and it's beautiful if you just slow down and take a look". Check out these two July photos by Beautiful City.
Defining Wetlands (and understanding their role in the Great Lakes ecosystem)
GLRC writes: "Developers are feeling encouraged by last month's US Supreme Court ruling on wetlands. The High Court was deciding on which wetlands deserve protection under the Clean Water Act. Some say it's more likely they'll get their building permits now. Defenders of the Clean Water Act think those high hopes are premature. The GLRC's Tracy Samilton takes us to the wetland where the fight began:"
Read or listen to DEFINING PROTECTED WETLANDS GETS MUCKY
Dave Dempsey (Dave's Blog) writes about the low Great Lakes Water Levels, which is seemingly disconnected from this issue. However, Dave references a CNN Article that states, "[w]ater levels declined in 1998 and have remained low, forcing ships to take on lighter loads and sparking concern about shorelines and wetlands in the Great Lakes, the world's largest supply of freshwater and a major commercial shipping route for Canada and the United States." They continue, "When homeowners on Lake Huron's Georgian Bay noticed wetlands were drying up, the Georgian Bay Association funded a $223,000 report that last year concluded shoreline alterations such as dredging and erosion in the St. Clair River, at the bottom of the lake, were responsible."
Trudge through these muddied waters to Absolute Michigan keyword "wetland" (type any word into that top right box: food, hiking, boat, etc.)
Monday, July 03, 2006
Fossils, Lobbying for fossil fuels by Jack Lessenberry's Essays and Interviews
Jack Lessenberry talks with Detroit Free Press writer, Justin Hyde about the changing automotive lobby in Washington. He writes, "Democrats lost the House in 1994. And the newer generation of congressmen and presidents of both parties have increasingly looked less towards the rust belt and more and more to the Sunbelt." He continues, "... while they still spend millions every year courting congressmen, indications are that they aren’t as powerful as they once were."
Listen to Interview: Justin Hyde - 6/29/06
Also read or listen to the companion Essay: Fossils, Lobbying for Fossil Fuels - 6/29/06
Motor on over to Absolute Michigan keyword "auto" (type any word into that top right box: food, hiking, boat, etc.)
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