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Politics & Government

Stateside for Thursday, August 14, 2014

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Today on Stateside:

  • The monster thunderstorm in Metro Detroit focused our attention back on infrastructure, and the flood might have prompted a state Senate workgroup to take another crack at road funding.
  • Native American culture has been struggling to survive for more than a century. For a Potawatomi tribe in the Upper Peninsula, tribal culture almost vanished around the 1940s. Michigan Radio’s Emily Fox reported from the Hannahville reservation about efforts to bring tribal culture back.
  • We revisited the history of one of America’s most iconic institutions: the drive-in theater, born in the Depression.
  • A new foundation called Walk The Beat says music can bring communities together. They are hosting events this weekend in Grand Haven, Spring Lake and Ferrysburg.
  • A United Kingdom survey reports that when it comes to denying climate changes,  the United States leads the world. Why is the U.S. the world leader in climate denial? Two university professors told us their answer.

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