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Stateside for Thursday, June 4, 2015

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Today on Stateside:

  • Why the warming of a 40-year chill between the Ford family and the Ford Foundation matters to Michigan.
     
  • Can Michigan afford to lose big money by not giving LGBT people the same rights as everyone else?
     
  • They captured hearts around the world a year ago. Now brothers Hunter and Braden Gandee get ready for a second Cerebral Palsy Swagger, this time, even longer!
     
  • John U. Bacon brings up the weekly sports headlines: Michigan softball’s loss to the Florida Gators in the Women’s College World Series; Red Wing’s next head coach; FIFA; and Caitlyn Jenner.
     
  • Brad Schwartz, author of "Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News," tells us how, as an undergrad at the University of Michigan, he uncovered a treasure trove of long-forgotten letters that gave us a more realistic look at the actual response to the famous War of the Worlds broadcast of 1938.
     
  • When Stateside's Rebecca Kruth lost her father, her family turned to Larry Skinner, the Eaton Rapids funeral director who's been helping the community say its goodbyes for years. As part of our Living with Death series, Kruth talked to Skinner about what it's like planning funerals in a town where everyone knows everyone else.

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