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Stateside for Monday, April 4, 2016

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  • Traverse City wants to keep its small-town charms while at the same time drawing talent, growing the economy, accommodating population growth and addressing the lack of affordable housing. Traverse City Mayor Jim Carruthers joins us to talk about his city.

  • Writer Desiree Cooper's new book of short stories takes us right into the hearts of mothers, wives and daughters as she explores questions of race and gender. She joins us to talk about her new book “Know the Mother.”

  • In Michigan sports it’s Villanova against North Carolina, the Red Wings playoff prospects and a new Spartan in the Basketball Hall of Fame. We talk with Michigan Radio’s sports commentator John U. Bacon.

  • Higher education has become increasingly out of reach for some students, state support is on the decline, and student debt on the rise. Jeff Degraff, contributor to the The Next Idea asks: Is it time to rethink liberal arts education in Michigan? 
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