Daniel Mausolf / Radrick Farms Golf Course Maintenance

Golf Course Turns To Goats To Keep Grounds Clear

Goats on a golf course! The University of Michigan's Radrick Farms Golf Course recently turned to an environmentally safe method to clear out some problem areas near the course infested with invasive plant species such as poison ivy, buckthorn and honeysuckle. They rented ten goats from a nearby farm and let them eat away the problem. 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke with Paul Scott, the general manager of the course, and you can hear the interview here:
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Cancer patients who do rehabilitation before they begin treatment may recover more quickly from surgery, chemotherapy or radiation, some cancer specialists say. But insurance coverage for cancer prehabilitation, as it's called, can be spotty, especially if the aim is to prevent problems rather than treat existing ones.

Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton
Courtesy Washtenaw County Sheriff Department

Straight talk from the Washtenaw county sheriff.  In a letter to concerned citizens in light of recent gun violence, Washstenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton says “there is a gang problem” in part of the county.  I spoke with Jerry on Monday to get a clearer picture of the problems at hand and how the community can get involved in "Interrupting the Violence" here in Washtenaw County.

Listen to the full interview here: 

  

Here is what the Sheriff's Office recommends what you can do:

 

  • If you see something, say something. Text in anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers: Text CSM Washtenaw and your tip to 274637 (CRIMES) or call 1-800-SPEAK UP.
  • Become an Interrupter. Join us as a volunteer to canvass the neighborhood passing out information and interrupting crime before it happens. If you're interested, call us at 734-973-4764.
  • Check your young person's social media pages. Look for signs of "Rakklife," "Finnesse Gang" or any other group affiliations and address it right away.
  • If you see your friend or loved one wearing clothes with Rakklife, Finesse Gang or any other group affiliations, talk to them about it and know that this is not just a group of boys hanging out and making music, but rather a gang that participates in violence. By allowing them to represent violence you are condoning violence.

Mlive looks into the million-dollar State Theatre renovations to restore its art deco feel, tentatively slated to begin in the summer or fall of 2016.

U-M Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the Economy

Are you a coffee shop frequenter or do you prefer a fast food restaurant? A University of Michigan researcher has codified the "cool factor" of both types of places. While coffee shops and fast food restaurants have both enjoyed strong employment growth in recent years - 2 to 3 times faster than the economy overall.

New York state recently announced an increase in the minimum wage for fast food workers, to $15 an hour. It's the fruit of a three-year labor campaign. But there's another group of workers out there that hasn't had a real wage increase in decades. Right now, at preschool programs around the country, teachers are tapping infinite reserves of patience to keep the peace among children at various stages of development and need. They're also providing meals, wiping noses and delivering a curriculum in math and reading that will get the kids ready for school.

Hillary Clinton laid out some lofty goals for her presidency in a speech on Friday.

"My mission from my first day as president to the last will be to raise the incomes of hardworking Americans so they can once again afford a middle-class life," she said. "This is the defining economic challenge not only of this election but our time."

Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University / Eastern Michigan University

  Nurses looking to upgrade their education now have a new online option at Eastern Michigan University.   Eastern is offering an online accelerated RN to BSN program which includes an 8 week format for nurses who want to earn their bachelor of science in nursing degree.

Daniel Mausolf / Radrick Farms Golf Course Maintenance

  Goats on a golf course!

The University of Michigan's Radrick Farms Golf Course recently turned to an environmentally safe method to clear out some problem areas near the course infested with invasive plant species such as poison ivy, buckthorn and honeysuckle. They rented ten goats from a nearby farm and let them eat away the problem.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke with Paul Scott, the general manager of the course, and you can hear the interview here:

A union-led petition drive is trying to increase the state’s Corporate Income Tax rate from 6 percent to 11 percent. The revenue would be used to fix roads.

Medical residents are the tweeners of health care.

They've got their medical degrees but still haven't finished the training they need to go forth and practice their chosen specialties.

Talking to residents is one way to get a bead on where medicine may be headed. Medscape, an online news source for health professionals, just released a survey of more than 1,700 medical residents that asked a slew of questions about their hopes, everyday experience on the job and finances.

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