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Politics & Government

Stateside for Thursday, August 6, 2015

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Today on Stateside:

Ann Marie Sastry is a former University of Michigan professor, a material science researcher, and the founder of Sakti3 — one of 30 companies invited to showcase its work at the first-ever White House Demo Day. She’s developing the next generation of low-cost batteries that could change everything.

Dan Austin’s recent piece for Detroit Free Press talks about new life at the home of the Detroit Stock Exchange. Austin joins us today to give us a lesson on the history of the DSE.

Tunde Olaniran’s music has been reviewed and featured across the nation on NPR, the New York Times and Pitchfork Magazine. People are paying attention to his music coming out of Flint. Olaniran sits down with us today to talk about his new album, “Transgressor.”

Survivors of sexual assault will have new rights by September 30. The Sexual Assault Victim’s Access To Justice Act sets up an array of victims' rights in sexual assault cases, and Gail Krieger is here to tell us about it.

Michigan Radio sports commentator John U. Bacon talks Dave Dombrowski and the Tigers, the media’s obsession with Jim Harbaugh, and his new book in this week’s sports roundup.