Stateside for Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015
Today on Stateside:
- Ambassador Bridge owner MattyMoroun wants a big new truck plaza in one of Windsor's oldest neighborhoods. The city says no and it's taking the fight to Canada's Supreme Court. The Windsor Star's Dave Battagelloreports.
- The Dispute Resolution Center is hoping to combat the so-called "school-to-prison pipeline" by teaching young people alternative forms of conflict resolution. We speak with DRC Executive Director Belinda Dulin about how this process works.
- A new film explores the ways Michigan people are pulling this state back from the depths of the Great Recession. A conversation with Jon Vander Pol, writer, producer and director of Exported from Michigan.
- The Peace Corps says it's received the highest number of applications in 40 years. Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet made the announcement at the University of Michigan to mark the 55th anniversary of Sen. John F. Kennedy's speech.
- Vince Wade is a former investigative reporter for WXYZ-TV and WJBK-TV in Detroit. He currently resides in Southern California where he runs the blog Informant America. In a recent post, he argues "any reporter or editor currently covering the Rick Wershe story and working for a Detroit media outlet that was peddling news and information in 1987 has an ethical obligation to try to make up for some deplorable journalistic sins." Wershe was a juvenile FBI informant who was sentenced to life in prison after he was caught with a large quantity of cocaine.