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Politics & Government

Stateside for Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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Today on Stateside:   

  • Laura Speer of the Annie E. Casey Foundation offers her views on the shortcomings of the nation’s official poverty measure
  • Justin Arnott, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Gaylord, talks about the "diamond dust" brought by Michigan’s cold temperatures. 
  • Amanda Lotz, a University of Michigan associate professor of communications studies, explains a proposal that could affect the way you use and pay for Internet. 
  • Chloe Sabatier is the owner of Chez Chloe in Detroit, and she joins us to talk about her specialty, chocolate lava cakes, which will be featured on Air France flights starting March 1.
  • An Oakland Circuit Judge ruled that Northland Shopping Center in Southfield has no chance of recovery, so the remaining 70 tenants will be told they have 30 days to clear out. NPR business reporter SonariGlinton spoke with us last fall about the history and future of malls.
  • Rich Robinson of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network talks about Super PACs and shortcomings in Michigan's disclosure laws.
  • Chastity Pratt Dawsey of Bridge Magazine discusses the future of Detroit Public Schools, and whether the emphasis on – and near-constant changes to – governance have any effect on academic performance.