Sarah Cwiek http://wlrn.org en Icing On The Puck: Hockey Fans And The NHL Winter Classic http://wlrn.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 21:47:00 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 25863 at http://wlrn.org Icing On The Puck: Hockey Fans And The NHL Winter Classic In Michigan, A Contentious Battle Over A Bridge http://wlrn.org/post/michigan-contentious-battle-over-bridge Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>On Election Day next week, Michigan voters will face a question about international bridges and tunnels. It's really a question about one bridge in particularly - a long-planned and highly-contested connection between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.<p>As Michigan Radio's Sarah Cwiek reports, it's an electoral twist in a bitter struggle with Michigan's governor and Canada on one side, and a billionaire bridge owner on the other.<p>SARAH CWIEK, BYLINE: The ballot measure is Proposal Six. Fri, 02 Nov 2012 09:04:00 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 3977 at http://wlrn.org