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Politics & Government

Stateside for Monday, March 9, 2015

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Today on Stateside:

  • Rick Pluta and Zoe Clark of It’s Just Politics discuss Governor Rick Snyder’s special call-in program, where he took listener’s questions earlier today.
  • With Lauren Bigelow, CEO of Growth Capitol Network, manager of the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition and adjunct lecturer at the Ross School of Business, The Next Idea addresses how competition among Michigan’s different regions may be harming everyone economically, and why connecting Michigan’s economic regions may worthwhile.

  • Writer Jim Ray Daniels talks about his new collection of short stories, Eight Mile High, a series based on Warren, his hometown in the 1960’s and 70’s.
  • Terry Wilfong, a professor of Egyptology at the University of Michigan and curator of the Kelsey School of Archeology's exhibition, Death Dogs: The Jackal Gods of Ancient Egypt, talks about the exhibition and the origins of these gods.
  • Michael Komorn, a Southfield attorney and president of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Association, discusses the state’s mixed messages regarding medical marijuana, and why fewer people are signing up for the program.
  • University of Michigan marketing professor Aradhna Krishna and postdoctoral scholar Luca Cian joined us from Italy to talk about their research on how to make drivers pay more attention to road signs.