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When Peter Annin, director of the Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation at Northland College, was completing research for an updated version of his book The Great Lakes Water Wars, he discovered a detail about Great Lakes water diversions that had gone unnoticed for 8 years.

According to his findings, the state of Wisconsin never announced it had approved the village of Pleasant Prairie's request to extract seven million gallons of water per day from Lake Michigan, the largest water diversion in the state.

Today on Stateside, Democratic Congressman Dan Kildee discusses what he is doing to prevent the deportation of a 48-year-old man from Nigeria who is deaf and has cognitive disabilities. Plus, University of Michigan Professor Daniel Raimi breaks down the risks, myths, and benefits of fracking.

Today on Stateside, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D) on how a trade war with China is hurting Michigan businesses. Plus, Holocaust survivor Irene Butter explains why, after decades of silence, she started talking about her family’s experience during WW2.

 

Detroit Music Magazine founder and publisher Paul Young talks about the musical path set by long-time staples of Detroit’s electronic and art music scene.

 

Today on Stateside, Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Bill Gelineau says he would cut Medicaid costs by rewarding young women for not getting pregnant before age 23. Plus, 100 years ago, the world’s deadliest flu pandemic hit Michigan and killed roughly 19,000 people.

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Shelter leader responds to complaints from homeless Kalamazoo residents in ongoing protests

Today on Stateside, we hear from Kalamazoo’s city manager about the response to protests over homelessness in the city. Plus, parents aren’t the only ones with long lists of school supplies to buy before the year starts—teachers are spending their own money on classroom essentials, too.

City manager addresses protests over homelessness in Kalamazoo

Today on Stateside, after a contentious city council meeting, Kalamazoo is moving to meet the demands of homeless protestors camped out in a downtown park. Plus, nationally-recognized teacher Matinga Ragatz talks about why she thinks school reform is hurting, not helping, students.

Today on Stateside, an explosive lawsuit against Michigan State University alleges that Larry Nassar raped an MSU athlete in 1992, and university officials covered it up. Plus, the best plays and musicals from Michigan’s local theater scene this month.

Today on Stateside, why President Trump's tweets are unlikely to change Ford's decision to move small car production abroad. Plus, why rocks in the U.P. are giving off an alien glow. (No, it does not involve extraterrestrials.)

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Ford won’t be moving production of Focus hatchback to the U.S. Here’s why.

Today on Stateside, Governor Rick Snyder announced he's striking a question about past felony convictions from some state job and license applications. And, what should schools do with millions of dollars in school safety grants from the state? 

On today's Stateside, the Republican-controlled state Legislature passes two progressive ballot proposals, giving them the power to amend the laws with a simple majority. Plus, two Port Huron teachers reflect on teaching high school music when you're just starting out, and when you've been doing it for 27 years.  

On today's Stateside, you've probably seen pictures of plastic pollution in the ocean forming giant islands or entrapping sea animals. But what happens when plastic gets into the Great Lakes? Plus, a Michigan chaplain pushing for prison reform in the 1930s wanted to enrich inmates lives with art. 

On today's Stateside, the students in Detroit's public schools are starting the year drinking bottled water after high levels of copper and lead were found in some drinking fountains. Plus, trips to Michigan's sand dunes are a classic summer activity, but could climate change reshape the state's beloved natural landmarks? 

Today on Stateside, why Republicans might be eyeing an adoption of paid sick leave and mininum wage proposals before they make it to the ballot. Plus, how your neighborhood can help, or hurt, your health. 

Stateside 8.30.2018

Aug 30, 2018

On Stateside today, Michigan tribal members and other activists plan to paddle the Mackinac Straits to protest Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline. Plus, why the language we use when talking about cancer matters. 

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Stateside 8.29.2018

Aug 29, 2018

Today on Stateside, test results show fewer than half of Michigan's students are proficient in reading. So why isn't the state making gains in literacy? Plus, a Michigan teenager's baking skills have earned her a spot on national television.

Stateside 8.28.2018

Aug 28, 2018

Today on Stateside, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality says elevated PFAS levels in the Flint River posed no threat to the city's public water supply during the water crisis. Plus, as thousands of mourners gather in Detroit to say goodbye to Aretha Franklin, how should the city memorialize the Queen of Soul?  

Stateside 8.27.2018

Aug 27, 2018

On today's Stateside, state tests showed elevated levels of PFAS in the Flint River as early as 2011. State Senator Jim Ananich wants to know why no one told city officials about those tests before Flint switched its water source. Plus, what the West Michigan twin sisters running for office in opposing parties think about the country's partisan divide. 

Stateside 8.24.2018

Aug 24, 2018

Today on Stateside, we hear from the candidates for lieutenant governor on the Democratic and Republican ticket. Plus, a riff on the classic gimlet cocktail that uses an ancient Scandanavian spirit. 

Stateside 8.23.2018

Aug 23, 2018

Today on Stateside, as prisoners participate in a nationwide strike, we hear from activists pushing for changes in the state's prison, and from corrections department officials. Plus, bestselling author Steve Hamilton on his surprising path to mystery writing.

Some of Northern Michigan's top vacation destinations are at the heart of a lawsuit filed by the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians.

The tribe argues that a treaty signed in 1855 set the boundaries of a reservation that would cover 337 square miles in what is now Emmet and Charlevoix Counties. That would include popular vacation spots like Harbor Springs, Petoskey, and parts of Charlevoix.

Stateside 8.22.2018

Aug 22, 2018

On Stateside today, a disbute between the Grand Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians and neighboring counties and cities over reservation boundaries. Plus, how poor sanitation led to a deadly 1834 cholera outbreak in Detroit. 

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Stateside 8.21.2018

Aug 21, 2018

Today on Stateside, what happens when someone's relationship to food - and to their own body - spirals out of control? We talk to an eating disorder expert. Plus, a Detroit Mixtape tribute to the Queen of Soul. 

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Stateside 8.20.2018

Aug 20, 2018

Today on Stateside, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer picks Detroiter Garland Gilchrist her running mate. Also, the state of Michigan is mounting murals in Chicago to lure those Chicagoans to Michigan's big cities. And, a native Detroiter and how she became MSU's Rodeo Queen. 

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