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Encouraging Entrepreneurship for Young Students

Michigan Business Beat
March 27, 2015 4:00 PM

What are we doing to help entrepreneurialism be presented in our education systems as a viable career choice? To figure this out we are going to talk with Marsha Madle, Michigan associate for the Generation E Institute headquartered in Battle Creek, Michigan. We talk all about how we are helping kids in school, from an early age, to pick entrepreneurialism as a career choice.

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How Versatile can a Cherry Really Be?

Michigan Business Beat
March 27, 2015 4:00 PM

Cherries are not only tasty but also medicinal. We are going to find more out about cherries and other products as Evan Smith, chief of operations and senior operations manager at Cherry Capital Foods in Traverse City, MI joins us here. Also, we are going to talk a little bit about their new facility, including the green roof. This is really interesting stuff, you are going to want to tune in.

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CoRe Experience Program Encouraging Growth

Michigan Business Beat
March 27, 2015 2:00 PM

Dr. Pat Walton joins us here, director of the CoRe experience program at MSU in conjunction with Consumers Energy. This is a program that brings incoming freshman into the engineering program and ensures that they have very good success on their way through it.

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Guardian Angel Helps Those in Need

Event Essentials
March 27, 2015 1:00 PM

Ziad Kassab, owner of Guardian Angel Home Health Care speaks about the services he provides which focus on the needs of the injured, ill, disabled or challenged. Guardian Angel provides services such as skilled nursing, home health aide, medical equipment, transportation services and much more. Ziad also hosts multiple events throughout the year that raise funding and provide resources for those in need.

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Economic Development Being Seen in Lansing Area

Pure Lansing
March 27, 2015 11:00 AM

The Pure Lansing show welcomes back Bob Trezise as the co-host of the show. Jeff Smith who served as the co-host of the Pure Lansing show for the past year has departed to a new gig at MSU Foundation. Additionally, Bob and Sara spoke about the Governor’s Economic and Education Summit and the different topics addressed there specifically focused on Talent.

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Legislative Update on Education in Michigan

Michigan Business Beat
March 27, 2015 10:30 AM

MIRS Publisher John Reurink talks education with Jacob Kanclerz who covered this week's selection of a new state Superintendent of Public Instruction. That new superintendent will have some rocky waters to navigate as the State Board continues to struggle with Gov. Rick Snyder over where the Michigan School Reform office will be located - Snyder's Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) or the Department of Education.

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Potential Economic Expansion in Michigan

Pure Lansing
March 27, 2015 10:00 AM

Keith Lambert, Tri County Development Manager for LEAP discusses his role with LEAP serving the suburban and rural areas of our community and the industries that are thriving within them including the dairy industry. Keith also discuss an interesting art program he is working on to connect artists with the public sector to do a public art installation under the 127 overpass connecting East Lansing and Lansing.

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Leadership Lessons From a Small Business Owner Who Works at the Interface of Entrepreneurs and Government Contracting

Business Next
March 26, 2015 9:30 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president of communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Sue Schweim Tellier. Sue, a member of the Small Business Association of Michigan’s Leadership Council, and her husband Jon own JetCo Solutions. They were both public servants – Jon served his country in the Army and Sue trained potential contractors for the State of Michigan. Jon was passionate about entrepreneurship and Sue was motivated by helping small businesses diversify into the public sector. Jon and Sue began the company with a singular goal: give small companies access to have a qualified, capable, complete government sales team.

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Will We Ever Get A Budget?

Week in Review
March 26, 2015 8:00 PM

There are often issues that we can consider as controversial or debatable. Dave Mielke presents one of these issues each week to give you “Something to Think About.” The topic for today is "Will We Ever Get a Budget?" President Obama released his budget for next year about a month ago. There was increased spending and taxes, no mention of cutting the deficit and a move to end the sequester legislation passed in 2011. Congress passed and the President signed the Budget Control Bill in 2011, designed to shave about $2 trillion from the federal budget deficit over 10 years. Across the board cuts to defense and domestic spending were triggered in 2013 due to the sequester. This law is in place for 10 years and requires staying within caps on discretionary, including military spending. The Republican House and Senate have released their ideas for a budget. What are the Republican ideas for a budget? Is there a chance that it could pass? Are they moving in the right direction?  

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Drones May Improve Agricultural Industry

Michigan Business Beat
March 26, 2015 7:56 PM

In this segment we are at the Agricultural Summit in Grand Rapids, Michigan and we are looking at a lot of the displays. What else would you expect from Detroit Aviation but drones? What’s their application in the ag industry? Well, we will spend a little time with Hartford Matthews from Detroit Aviation to let you know the role  they are going to play in the future of the agriculture industry.

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