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Politics & Government

Stateside for Thursday, July 2, 2015

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Today on Stateside:

  • Detroit News business columnist Daniel Howes takes a look at the booming popularity of paddling in Michigan.
     
  • It’s been four years since fireworks laws were loosened in Michigan, allowing the purchase of aerial fireworks. Jonathon Oosting tells us about what prompted that decision and what changes could be coming around the bend.
  • Poet Jim Lenfestey’s latest book, Seeking The Cave, marks the 10th year for Poets at The Grand Hotel, a weekly chance for Mackinac Island visitors to take time out from soaking up the sights, riding bikes, and eating fudge to explore poetry.
     
  • Phil Stagg is a waterfall chaser. He joins us to talk about turning his passion into a project, mapping the waterfalls in the Upper Peninsula.
     
  • A late-night call from a dealer and a sketchy meet-up near Leelenau Peninsula lands Hour Detroit’s Chris Cook a serious stash of morels.
     
  • The Cuban Chamber of Commerce has set up its U.S. headquarters in Troy. Executive director Dana McAllister joins us to talk about the group's goals here in Michigan.
     
  • We sit down with John U. Bacon to talk Red Wings, the Hockey Hall of Fame, and Women’s World Cup Soccer in this week’s sports roundup.