Changing Gears is a public media project about the future of the industrial Midwest. Each week, reporters Dan Bobkoff in Cleveland, Niala Boodhoo in Chicago and Kate Davidson in Ann Arbor cover issues of interest to the Great Lakes region. Changing Gears also sponsors public events and conversations.
[audio:http://www.changinggears.info/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/848110318b.mp3|titles=848110318b] Among the people who are returning to our region from Japan are students, who flock there every year to learn about the country and its culture. (I was a Japan Society media fellow in 2002, and I’ve shared their experience.)