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Politics & Government

Stateside for Tuesday, July 7, 2015


Today on Stateside:

  • We cheer them as we welcome them home from Afghanistan or Iraq, but what's there for troops when it's time to change gears back to civilian life? Sherman Powell served in the Army from 1995 to 2006, and he sits down to talk with us about that transition.
  • Michigan Radio’s Kimberly Springer tells us about Facebook’s “real-name” policy and why it’s been stirring up controversy.
  • Michigan is not alone in the struggle to repair crumbling roads and bridges. It's a nationwide challenge. Victor Li joins us to talk about his solution: self-healing concrete.
  • If you’re wondering about our recent bumper crop of mosquitos, just thank all this rain we’ve been having. We talk with entomologist Howard Russell about the recent boom and what kind of mosquito activity we can expect over the next month or so.
  • The Department of Defense reports 20,000 service members experienced at least one sexual assault in 2014. That's virtually unchanged since 2010, despite the department's insistence that it has tackled the problem. We sit down with Col. Don Christenson, former chief prosecutor of the U.S. Air Force.