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Stateside: Where candidates stand on Healthy Michigan; what teachers spend in the classroom

Sep 14, 2018

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

  • Kalamazoo City Manager Jim Ritsema responds to demands made by a group of protesters over homelessness in the city.

Journalist who covered White Boy Rick on what the media and Hollywood get wrong

  • Metro Detroit journalist Scott Burnstein talks about the story of the teenage drug dealer and FBI informant known as White Boy Rick, who serves as the inspiration behind a new film starring Matthew McConaughey.

You're not the only one who buys school supplies for your kids. Their teachers are, too.

  • Third-grade teacher Cassandra Joss and fifth-grade teacher Kara Weinstein talk about how much teachers spend out of their own pocket for classroom supplies, and why they do it.

Where Schuette and Whitmer stand on Medicaid work requirements and Healthy Michigan

  • Gubernatorial candidates Gretchen Whitmer (D) and Bill Schuette (R) give their take on Medicaid work requirements and the future of Healthy Michigan.

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