Stateside: Shoreline erosion; Detroit-made film at Sundance; lotto money and school funding

Feb 11, 2020

Today on Stateside, what the worsening erosion of Great Lakes shorelines looks like from a bird’s eye view. Plus, an expected flood of absentee ballots this November has some of Michigan's clerks nervous about timely reporting. We talk to a state senator who says accuracy is more important than speed when it comes to counting votes. 

Listen to the full show above or find individual conversations below.

Worsening Great Lakes erosion causing trouble for private homes and public infrastructure

  • Randy Claypool is an aerial videographer and owner of Truly Michigan Aerial, based out of Muskegon.
  • Brad Wieferich is director of the Bureau of Development for the Michigan Department of Transportation.

Producer of recent Sundance film talks about making movies in Michigan

  • Sean O’Grady is executive producer of the Michigan-made film Dinner in America, which recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

State Sen. McBroom: Accuracy outweighs timeliness when counting absentee ballots

  • Republican state Sen. Ed McBroom represents Michigan’s 38th Senate District, in the Upper Peninsula. He is a member of the Senate Elections Committee. 

Michigan's lottery brings in big revenue. What percentage actually goes to schools? 

  • Ben DeGrow is director of education policy for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.
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