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Politics & Government

Stateside for Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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Today on Stateside:

Michigan State University released its State of the State survey results today, and Director Charles Ballard joins us to discuss the results.

Living off the grid can be a lot of work, but one Michigan family has been doing it for years. Joe Trumpey tells us, “It’s really not about the sacrifice. It’s about paying attention.”

For more than 40 years, Joan Donaldson and her husband John have farmed organic blueberries near Lake Michigan. Since there’s always something to do on the farm, and extra hands are limited, Donaldson has been thinking about summer interns.

The Canadian dollar has fallen to its lowest level in over a decade. Gordon Orr explains why that’s exciting news for Windsor’s tourism industry.

Candidates often publicize the amount of money they have raised by including it in press releases or newsletters. But with campaign financing often criticized for its ability to sway candidates, why would candidates willingly draw attention to how much they have received? Joe DiSano sits down to explain the strategy behind the idea.

Divorce is complicated. Even more so if there are children involved. But for Carter Cortelyou, there was another layer to his divorce that made it difficult for him to talk about: In 2009, his wife told him she was a lesbian. Cortelyou shares the story of his divorce and how he found support in the Straight Spouse Network.