CBS62logoNEW2013_blue_final_header_White wwj950-sm2011b 971-ticket-35smb 35h_CBSSportsRad_Detroit

Mackinac Policy Conference


Rhee: To Fix Schools, Honor Good Teachers, Identify And Fire Bad Ones

Controversial education reformer Michelle Rhee says there are hundreds of thousands of wonderful teachers in America who do “heroic” work. But that doesn’t mean ineffective teachers shouldn’t be identified and fired.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/30/2013

Rick Snyder (credit: Amy E. Powers)

Snyder Says World-Class R&D Is Going On In Detroit

“…I don’t think we give people in our own state enough credit,” said Gov. Rick Snyder, talking to WWJ at the Mackinac Policy Conference.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/30/2013

The famous porch at The Grand Hotel in Mackinac. (Credit: Rob Davidek/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Michigan’s URC Alumni Becoming Entrepreneurs At Twice The National Rate

Michigan’s University Research Corridor schools — Michigan, Michigan State and Wayne State universities — are cranking out entrepreneurs at twice the national rate of college graduates.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/30/2013

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing addressed business and political leaders on Mackinac Island. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Bing: Detroit EM Using Bankruptcy Threat As ‘Leverage’

At the policy conference on Mackinac Island, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing was asked about the threat of bankruptcy that looms over the city.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/29/2013

Rick Snyder, at right, takes questions alongside Jeb Bush at the Mackinac Policy Conference (credit: WWJ)

Gov. Snyder Hopes Detroit Not Forced To Sell Art

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says he hopes Detroit’s financial crisis doesn’t force EM Kevyn Orr to sell off items from the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/29/2013

Wikimedia Commons photo

More Immigration Means Better U.S. Growth, Former Kellogg CEO Tells Mackinac Conference

The United States has to encourage immigration because it’s the only way to avoid the economic stagnation caused by declining population.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/29/2013


Mackinac Auto Panel: U.S. Globally Competitive, But At A Cost

The American auto industry is on a “slow and steady growth path up,” even though it now accounts for a mere 12 percent of global auto production, a panel said Wednesday at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/29/2013


BET Billionaire Johnson At Mackinac: Give More Minorities A Shot

African-Americans and other minorities will be better represented in the ranks of corporate leaders as they get more of today’s corporate leadership to give them a shot.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/29/2013

(credit: Macomb County)

Billboard Boasts: ‘Macomb, Strong On Defense’

Macomb County Exec. Mark Hackel says they want to grow the existing defense industry business — and they’re using two highway billboards to help make it happen.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/29/2013

WWJ's Charlie Langton talks with Dr. Ora Pescovitz, CEO of UM Health System.  (credit: WWJ)

Federal Health Care Reform A Focus On Mackinac

Dr. Ora Pescovitz, CEO of UM Health System, says the federal money being put into expanded Medicaid coverage for states is money well-spent.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/29/2013