Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About People We Don’t Know

By Malcom Gladwell Little, Brown, and Company: (September 19, 2016) 400 pages; hardcover $30; e-read version $16; audio version $15 Reviewed by Chris Wendel In a nutshell: In his latest book, writer Malcom Gladwell combines social science with his unique storytelling to explain why all of us are poor...

#MeToo: A new perspective on harassment investigations

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, there has been a surge in the number of sexual harassment charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In October 2019, the EEOC reported its fiscal year 2018 statistics showing that sexual harassment charge filings increased by...

Flight Path: Cherryland, Consumers use drones in hard-to-access areas

The use of drones by northern Michigan public utilities is taking off. “We have two now and would like to add one or two more over the next year,” said Frank Siepker, engineering and operations manager at Cherryland Electric Cooperative. “They're especially useful in the difficult-to-access...

Let’s Put Tourism Dollars to Work for the Long Term

Tourism is here to stay, and the yearly number of visitors to our area continues to climb. It’s no wonder. Those of us who live here year round know the value of what tourists come for: thriving towns, culture and recreation, beautiful land and fresh...