Sarah Cwiek http://hppr.org en Icing On The Puck: Hockey Fans And The NHL Winter Classic http://hppr.org/post/icing-puck-hockey-fans-and-nhl-winter-classic The Detroit Red Wings are kind of playing a home game on New Year's Day — even if it'll be played about 40 miles west of their home ice in downtown Detroit.<p>Mike Babcock, the Red Wings head coach, told the NHL Network that might not be such a good thing, because home teams haven't fared so well in prior Winter Classics.<p>"The reason the home team doesn't have much success is there's probably a New Year's Eve party going on in everybody's house," he said. "So you gotta decide whether that's more important, or the game's more important."<p>There's much nostalgia surrounding outdoor hockey. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 21:13:00 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 26230 at http://hppr.org Icing On The Puck: Hockey Fans And The NHL Winter Classic Is Michigan Rebounding? Depends Who You Ask http://hppr.org/post/michigans-economy-rebounding-depends-who-you-ask Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>This election year we've seen a lot of cases where different people look at the same economic situation and come to different conclusions. And that seems to be happening in Michigan. It's America's comeback state - that according to its governor, Rick Snyder. Unemployment there is dropping, as the U.S. auto industry rebounds. And the state has a budget surplus for the first time in years.<p>But many local leaders say they're not seeing any comeback. They say state leaders are mostly helping themselves and the business community. Fri, 01 Jun 2012 09:24:00 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 1616 at http://hppr.org