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Stateside for Thursday, August 13, 2015

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Today on Stateside:

Even though the price of crude oil fell to a six-year low earlier this week, a BP refinery shutdown in Indiana is driving gas prices up. GasBuddy.com’s Patrick DeHaan talks to us about the shutdown and what to expect in the next few weeks.

MCity’s recent opening in Ann Arbor is a big sign that Michigan intends to be a leader in developing self-driving cars. Dino Grandoni looked at the “gold rush” of self-driving cars in a recent piece for The New York Times.

If we’re going to make sure that Detroit’s neighborhoods are part of the city’s comeback, we need an agenda that focuses on integrated mobility within the region. Joshua Elling and Victoria Olivier talk with us for our series, The Next Idea.

Can birdsong make you feel safer? Aradhna Krishna sits down to talk with us about the power of background sounds and the perception of safety.

70 years ago this week, Japan surrendered. World War II was finally over, and Michigan’s fighters could finally come home. Two of those vets join us today to tell us about their experience in the Navy and the day the guns fell silent.

 

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