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Stateside 4.25.2016

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  • Two years ago, the city of Flint switched its water source from the Detroit River to the Flint River. This marked the beginning of a water crisis that has received international attention and continues to this day. MLive.com/Flint Journal reporter Ron Fonger was one of the first journalists to cover the story. Fonger reflects back on the last two years and what's ahead for the city of Flint. 
     
  • In January, Stateside talked to Flint resident Amber Hasan made headlines when she began withholding payments for her water bills after the city's water was found to be contaminated with lead. She returns to the show to update us on her situation, and what the last two years have been like.
     
  • The United States could be on the brink of electing its first woman president. It’s a glass ceiling that has waited a long time to be broken, but why has it taken us so long to reach this point? Nancy L. Cohen asks this very question in her new book Breakthrough: The Making of America's First Woman President.
     
  • Hotel Walloon near Petoskey is celebrating the life of iconic author Ernest Hemingway and his Michigan connection. Chris Struble, the president of the Michigan Hemingway Society, joins the show to tell us more about what's happening at this weekend's special event. Listen to the segment here
     
  • The Red Wings and Pistons were both eliminated from their respective playoffs, but Michigan Radio sports commentator John U. Bacon thinks it's Detroit's basketball team that is in better shape heading into next year.  
     
  • In the latest installment of The Next Idea, Matt Grocoff says the key to saving Michigan's infrastructure is to take some advice from Mother Nature. Read his essay here.  

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