This is what a native copper vein looks like at Michigan Tech's A.E. Seaman museum. Matt Roush photo.

Tech Tour Day Three: Finnish French Toast, Medical Miracles, Green Racing And A Mineral Wonderland

Finnish French toast is the perfect way to start any high-tech day, but especially when it’s from the Suomi Restaurant in Houghton.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/14/2012

The 2013 Ford Taurus. Ford Motor Co. photo.

GLITR Hits The Road For Fall Tech Tour ’12

Matt’s headed out on the road again for a Fall Tech Tour of Michigan university technology that will soon turn into Michigan businesses and jobs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/10/2012

Work under way at Niowave's clean room

GLITR Tech Tour Day Nine: Lansing’s A Wonderful End To The Trip

A cool new business incubator, a bunch of nifty Web companies, and a company doing amazing high-tech particle physics provide a fitting wrap-up to Matt’s tour around high-tech Michigan

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/20/2012

Some of the services available on the dash of your Ford Focus SEL with MyFord Touch.

This Tech Tour Mobile Was A Blast

Just tell the rest of the family it’s a mere commutermobile. Because if they ever figure out how much fun a 2012 Ford Focus SEL is to drive, you may never get the wheel back.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/20/2012


Tech Tour Day Eight: Kalamazoo, BC Shine

This is, after all, the town that gave the world pills that actually work, in the 19th Century. So I guess I shouldn’t be surprised at the endless inventiveness of the life sciences community in Kalamazoo.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/17/2012

Kristine White, president of Spectrum Health Innovations, in the health care group's brainstorming center just north of downtown Grand Rapids. Matt Roush photo.

GLITR Tech Tour Day Seven: Great Grand Rapids

Downtown Grand Rapids is an amazing place these days, and I got just a tiny little peek at a few of the companies helping make it amazing Wednesday, Day Seven of the Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report’s 2012 Spring Tech Tour.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/16/2012

GLITR Editor Matt Roush and Barbara J. Muessig, spokeswoman for the Mid-Michigan Innovation Center, takes a golf cart for a spin powered by GreenSeal advanced batteries from Clare-based Advanced Battery Concepts.

GLITR Tech Tour Day Six: Midland’s Magnificent

The Mid-Michigan Innovation Center is dead! Long live the Mid-Michigan Innovation Center! The business incubator at the eastern Midland city limits on Ashman Road, all 112,000 square feet of it, lies mostly empty and quiet. Dow Chemical Co., its owner, plans to tear it down after the last tenants move out at the end of the month. But there will still be a Mid-Michigan Innovation Center, I learned on Tuesday, Day Six of the Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report’s 2012 Spring Tech Tour.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/15/2012

Tech Tour TC

Tech Tour Day Five: TC’s Tops

The Traverse City area is probably best known for beaches, sand dunes, wine and cherries. But there’s a big and growing technology industry up in God’s Country, too, as I learned Monday on Day Five of the Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report’s 2012 Spring Tech Tour.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/14/2012

Dustin Denkins and his Suburb Solar EasySun generator

Tech Tour Day Three: On The Northern Michigan Road

Getting from Sault Ste. Marie to the Traverse City area took a little longer than I thought it might because of a couple of really fascinating stops on Saturday, Day Three of the Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report’s 2012 Spring Tech Tour.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/13/2012

GLITR Editor Matt Roush (left) visits Innovative Composites in Sault Ste. Marie with general manager Chris Olson.

Tech Tour Day Two: High Tech’s Growing In The Soo

Michigan’s oldest city dates back to the 1660s. Its most famous feature, locks that get freighters around treacherous rapids between Lake Superior and the Lake Michigan-Huron system, date back to the 1850s. But stay tuned. Sault Ste. Marie might just be famous for something else pretty soon, something at the farthest reaches of technology.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/13/2012