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Politics & Government

Stateside for Wednesday, April 8, 2015

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Today on Stateside:

  • Detroit Free Press Washington reporter Todd Spangler talks about the $478 billion federal highway bill, which faces uncertain reception in Congress, and how it would benefit state highway and bridge work.
  • Patrick DeHaan from GasBuddy.com discusses why the forecasted gas prices for this summer  are so low.

  • Ken Mikolowski, a poet and poetry professor at the University of Michigan, chats about his fifth book, That That, and several of the super-short poems it contains.
  • A Charles and Ray Eames exhibit from the 1964 New York World’s Fair, Mathematica, has made its way to The Henry Ford. The museum's Marc Greuther describes the exhibit.
  • Marc Hudson and Edi Demaj are co-founders of Rocket Fiber and they’re here to tell us about the super high-speed Internet they’re bringing to Detroit.
  • Today is the robin’s anniversary as our state bird, but Dan Austin of the Detroit Free Press and HistoricDetroit.org is here to say that chickadee lobbyists and others are stirring up controversy.