Stateside for Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Today on Stateside:
- Since taking the job, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan has made it clear: Blight is one of his top priorities. But is the promise to enforce code violations being applied evenly to all errant property owners?
- Getting students to relate to poems and novels that don’t involve vampires or teenage battles is a tough nut to crack, but one Michigan high school English teacher is taking a botanical approach to helping her students better connect with what they read.
- For 81 years, the SS Columbia and the SS Ste. Claire took Michiganders up and down the Detroit River to Boblo Island. Now, the Detroit Free Press is hoping to rally Michiganders to help restore the Ste. Claire.
- Female-fronted folk/rock band The Crane Wives joins us in the studio ahead of their new album’s release to talk about music and life as performing musicians.
- Dori Edwards gives us a caregiver’s perspective on the changing marijuana landscape and explains why dispensaries and patients deserve more rights.
- New emoji are coming to a keyboard near you next year! To get us ready, Michigan Radio’s social media producer Kimberly Springer gives us a refresher on emoji dos and don’ts.