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Stateside for Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Today on Stateside:

  • John Austin, president of the State Board of Education, joins us to discuss how teachers in Michigan should be evaluated.
  •  Michigan Radio’s Mark Brush and MI Curious question-asker Jeff Salisbury talk about the number of Michigan lawmakers with kids enrolled in traditional public schools.

  • Janice Whelan and Erna Roberts, authors of “Erna’s Life,” discuss Roberts’ experiences as a survivor of the WWII Nazi takeover of Latvia, her home.
  • Sen. Debbie Stabenow is here talking about Alzheimer’s disease and her HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act.
  • Two of the nation’s premier domino and chain-reaction artists, Lily Hevesh and Steve Price, give us a peek into the “Incredible Science Machine,” a piece they will build this summer in Wayne alongside other national artists.
  • Chris Cook, chief wine and restaurant critic for Hour Detroit Magazine, tells a story that offers a charming answer to the question, “What is the best wine you’ve ever had?”
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