Stateside: What Colorado can teach us about legal pot; rare Auschwitz music; Pentagon budget mess

Dec 6, 2018
Originally published on December 7, 2018 11:05 am

As of today, Michigan is the first state in the midwest to allow recreational use of marijuana. What changes can we expect? Plus, we hear music that prisoners at Auschwitz concentration camp arranged and performed for their Nazi captors. 

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

What can Michigan expect now that pot is legal? Let’s ask Colorado. 

  • As of today, Michigan is the first Midwest state to allow recreational use of marijuana. Colorado was the first to do this, so we discuss what to expect with Ben Markus of Colorado Public Radio.

Howes: Automakers “pulling their hair out” over tariffs, lack of certainty 

  • Detroit News business columnist Daniel Howes joins Stateside to discuss updates on the US-China trade truce, General Motors Chairman Mary Barra's trip to Capitol Hill Wednesday, and new challenges the auto industry faces. 

County clerk cries foul at legislator with unpaid fines changing the law

  • Bills moving through the State Senate would change the way we track money in politics, but there's a possible conflict of interest for the legislation's primary sponsor, Republican Senator Dave Robertson. Democrat John Gleason, the Genessee County Clerk, joins Stateside to provide his insight on these lame duck bills. 

A rare music manuscript by Auschwitz prisoners brought to life by UM professor, students 

  • University of Michigan music theory professor Patricia Hall discovered music arranged and performed by prisoners at the Auschwitz concentration camp. Now, because of her work, we listen to the arrangement that's gone unheard for decades.

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