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Politics & Government

Stateside for Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

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Today on Stateside:

  • The slogans “Now is our time” and “Bridge the gap” have come back to bite the UAW now that it appears Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s employees have rejected the proposed contract agreement. The Detroit News' Daniel Howes talks with us about why those slogans backfired.
     
  • Footgolf is a new sport that’s gaining popularity across the nation. President and founder of the Michigan FootGolf Club, Jon Aron, explains what all the fuss is about.
     
  • Collaboration is at the core of innovation, and The Rumsey Street Project is taking it to another level. SiTE:LAB and Habitat for Humanity have teamed up to turn a whole neighborhood into an ArtPrize submission.
     
  • One of the big questions of the 2016 presidential race is whether we’ll see a woman in the White House. But a little-known secret is coming to light: From late 1919 until March 1921, a woman was the de facto president of the United States.
     
  • Gov. Rick Snyder admits the decision to switch the city of Flint from water supplied by Detroit over to the Flint River was not well planned. Marc Edwards of Virginia Tech, a nationally-renowned expert on water treatment and corrosion, tells us what he found in Flint.