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Ohio researchers working on solutions to combat harmful cyanobacteria blooms on Lake Erie

It was this time five years ago that the city of Toledo placed a city-wide ban of tap water.

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Many Michiganders like to say there are two seasons in Michigan: winter, and construction. We’re in the midst of that second season now, but it hasn’t been smooth sailing.

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Three Upper Peninsula counties have passed resolutions supporting Enbridge Energy’s proposed tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac. The tunnel through bedrock would replace the Line 5 twin oil pipelines that currently sit on the lakebed.

Dickinson County passed their resolution first, in June. Iron and Gogebic counties adopted nearly identical versions last week.

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A new survey from Cox Automotive finds that many people remain concerned that electric vehicles cost more than gasoline powered vehicles.

And they think battery range - the distance an EV can go before it has to recharge - is also a reason not to buy an EV.

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Potter Elementary School has no air conditioning. Signs taped to water fountains warn students not to use them because the water has not been tested for lead.

After touring the Flint school on Monday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer says there’s not enough money for schools, just like there’s not enough money for roads. And she says the solution is to ask taxpayers for more revenue. She says bonding and borrowing are out of the question – especially as the economy shows signs of softening.

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Today on Stateside, after resigning from his position as mayor of Ferndale, Democrat Dave Coulter has been sworn in to replace the late L. Brooks Patterson as Oakland County Executive. Plus, how are researchers working to address the problem of annual cyanobacterial blooms on Lake Erie?

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

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A Canton, Michigan Republican has announced her campaign for Congress.

Whittney Williams is a first-generation immigrant from Taiwan.

She would run against incumbent Haley Stevens, a Democrat, if she wins the Republican nomination for Michigan's 11th Congressional district.

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Vice President Mike Pence told Detroit business leaders Monday that the “American economy is booming.”

Pence delivered a spirited defense of the Trump administration’s economic policies to a speech before 300 members and guests of the Detroit Economic Club.

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A new nonprofit is training citizen scientists to collect data on fish in the Great Lakes. They think it could be a game-changer for research in the region, and even help prevent the establishment of invasive species.

Stateside Host

Aug 19, 2019

Michigan Radio, the state’s largest and most listened-to NPR news station, is looking for a new host for its flagship daily news magazine Stateside. This is a rare opportunity to be the voice of a program that has become destination listening for Michiganders across the state.

If you want to know what climate change will look like, you need to know what Earth's climate looked like in the past — what air temperatures were like, for example, and what ocean currents and sea levels were doing. You need to know what polar ice caps and glaciers were up to and, crucially, how hot the oceans were.

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