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Stateside for Thursday, June 11, 2015

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Today on Stateside:

  • Gov. Rick Snyder signed a package of bills today allowing faith-based adoption agencies to refuse to work with same-sex prospective parents based on a religious objection. Michigan Radio's Rick Pluta tells us more.
     
  • Auto sales are humming along. In fact, May brought the best light-vehicle sales ever recorded for that month: over 1.6 million units. Then why does Detroit News business columnist Daniel Howes worry that "the wheels are starting to wobble" for Detroit's auto industry?
     
  • What does it take to make it in the film industry and stay in Michigan? Lance Kawas, an award-winning director, writer, producer, and actor is still finding ways to make movies based in Michigan.
     
  • Michigan Radio's Emily Fox tells us more about the live spectacle that is a performance by Grand Rapids band Ghost Heart.

  • Bridge Magazine sums up the derailment of more than two years of work by top educators searching for ways to improve classroom teaching in Michigan, particularly in the area of teacher evaluations. 
     
  • It’s a little-known chapter in the history of the Ford Motor Company, and all that’s left today are ruins and a ghost town deep in the Amazon rainforest. Matt Anderson tells us the story of Henry Ford’s great “social and business experiment” nearly a century ago in Brazil.

 

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