Stateside for Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016
- For 33 years, Bill Proctor was a well-known television reporter in Detroit before recently retiring. Now, rather than working on his golf game, he's using his skills as an investigative reporter and a former law enforcement officer to create Proving Innocence, a project to help in criminal cases where he believes a person has been wrongly convicted.
There was movement today in Lansing towards rescuing the failing Detroit Public Schools system. Michigan Radio's Lansing reporter Jake Neher joined Stateside to give us the latest.20160217_SS_Neher_DPS_overhaul_plan.mp3Listen to our interview with Michigan Radio's Lansing reporter Jake Neher.
- Southeast Michigan used to have a pollution alert system for the region's drinking water that was considered by experts to be the best in the nation. The system collapsed after the funding ended, despite the fact that it would have cost homeowners just 25 cents a year to maintain. State Representative Kurt Heise joined us to talk about it.
- The University of Michigan Library is going to be busy as they recently received a donation of more than 115,000 pieces of sheet music that came from a collection by Thomas Edison. It plans to catalog and digitize all of it, which includes music that dates back to 1790. Kristen Castellana joined Stateside to talk about the project and what's in the collection.