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Politics & Government

Stateside for Wednesday, Nov. 12

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Today on Stateside

  • Detroit’s Financial Review Commission met for the first time today. Its job is to keep Detroit from going bankrupt again. Michigan Radio’s Sarah Cwiek discusses.
  • There are programs aimed at helping children in poverty, others at trying to help parents. But what about uniting these efforts to help the entire family out of the cycle of poverty? Jane Zehnder-Merrell of the Michigan League for Public Policy joined us.
  • The Urban Relocation Project after World War II created one of the largest movements of Native Americans in American history. Belind Bardwell and Levi Rickert of the Grand Valley State University Native American Advisory Board hope to document some of those stories.
  • Grand Rapids musician Ralston Bowles talks about what went wrong on Failure:Lab.  
  • As Lansing fails to fix Michigan roads, many counties have decided to try to solve the problem themselves. We talked with Eric Lupher, President of the Citizens Research Council.
  • Are cash-starved legislatures taxing the booming energy industry as much as they could be? Barry Rabe, director of the University of Michigan’s Center for Local, State and Urban Policy joined us.
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