Stateside for Tuesday, September 23, 2014
On this first full-day of Fall, we are in for some perfect autumn-weather.
It might be the one time where saying "Michigan weather" actually means a good thing.
We also go hunting for enormous mushrooms; we learn about new research that finds truth in the saying “happy wife, happy life”; we talk about cultures assimilating in Detroit; and we hear how the Cass Community United Methodist Church has been helping the poor since the 1930s.
But first on the show, we talked about campaign ads.
With the November election now six weeks away, the campaign ads are ever present.
If you wonder just who's picking up the tab for the ads, particularly the issue-oriented ads, that answer is pretty hard to find in Michigan. Political spending rules allow quite a lack of transparency.
Some say this leads to corruption. Others disagree. Chris Gautz of Crain's Detroit Business has been talking with both sides.