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Stateside for Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016

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  • Rick Pluta, Michigan Radio's Lansing bureau chief, joins us to talk about the first pieces of legislation being introduced in Lansing today to try and fix the broken Detroit Public School system.

  • Daniel Howes, Detroit News business columnist, joins us to talk about the North American International Auto Show. This year everyone is talking about self-driving cars and very tough federal fuel economy standards.

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Listen to our interview with Daniel Howes.

  • Emily Fox also discusses one more issue happening in River Rouge right now: the impact of a drawbridge that broke in River Rouge two and a half years ago that still hasn’t been fixed. 

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Listen to the interview with Emily Fox.

  • Today marks the 141st birthday of Dr. Albert Schweitzer, medical missionary and Nobel Prize winner. But, his legacy is not without controversy. Dr. Howard Markel, University of Michigan medical tells us more about the life of one of medicine's great humanitarians.

  • First, lead contamination. Now, the state of Michigan says there's been an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area. We talk with Marc Edwards, the water expert who first raised the alarm about Flint's water.

  • On the Next Idea we hear about a Traverse City meet-up focused on the tech community. 
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