Michigan Radio: Tracy Samilton http://wmot.org en Amid Lake Erie's Algal Bloom, Toledo's Water Woes Continue http://wmot.org/post/amid-lake-eries-algal-bloom-toledos-water-woes-continue <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 Michigan Radio. To see more, visit <a href="http://michiganradio.org/">http://michiganradio.org/</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Amid+Lake+Erie%27s+Algal+Bloom%2C+Toledo%27s+Water+Woes+Continue&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NTY5MTc2MDEzMDY5NDU2MjQ3NDZhOA001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ERIC WESTERVELT, HOST: <p>Four hundred thousand people in Toledo, Ohio and surrounding areas along the border with Michigan are without water for a second day. Sun, 03 Aug 2014 22:52:00 +0000 Michigan Radio: Tracy Samilton 41902 at http://wmot.org Recall Woes Push Along GM's Cultural Reinvention http://wmot.org/post/recall-woes-push-along-gms-cultural-reinvention General Motors has announced a big hit to first-quarter earnings, largely due to costs for recalls. Profits dropped nearly 90 percent from last year, with the company making a razor-thin profit of $100 million, GM said Thursday.<p>Meanwhile, GM has yet to explain why it took 10 years to issue one of the recalls for a defective ignition switch. Some critics believe the automaker's dysfunctional culture is to blame.<p>But the recall crisis could speed up a culture shift that's already underway. <p><strong>Customer-Focused</strong><p>The old GM may have taken customers for granted. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:16:00 +0000 Michigan Radio: Tracy Samilton 37741 at http://wmot.org Recall Woes Push Along GM's Cultural Reinvention After Nearly Six Decades In Office, Dingell Decides Not To Run http://wmot.org/post/after-nearly-six-decades-office-dingell-decides-not-run John Dingell of Michigan, the longest-serving congressman in U.S. history, announced he won't run in 2014. As Tracy Samilton reports, Dingell's state will lose more than an icon when he retires. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Michigan Radio: Tracy Samilton 35175 at http://wmot.org All Aboard! Real-Life Polar Express Chugs Through Michigan http://wmot.org/post/all-aboard-real-life-polar-express-chugs-through-michigan <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4OrzADVrjQ</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 22:17:00 +0000 Michigan Radio: Tracy Samilton 32530 at http://wmot.org All Aboard! Real-Life Polar Express Chugs Through Michigan GM's New CEO Marks A Return To Tradition http://wmot.org/post/gms-new-ceo-marks-return-tradition Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And here's even bigger news from General Motors, it has chosen a woman as its next chief executive officer, a first in America's auto industry. She's an engineer at the company insider - which could be a lot more important to GM's future than her gender.<p>Michigan Radio's Tracy Samilton reports.<p>TRACY SAMILTON, BYLINE: Mary Barra follows in the wake of two CEOs from outside the auto industry. Dan Akerson ran a large private equity fund before taking the helm of GM. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 12:19:00 +0000 Michigan Radio: Tracy Samilton 32309 at http://wmot.org