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Politics & Government

Stateside for Monday, October 26, 2015

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Today on Stateside:

  • The state's top water official has been "reassigned" and the Department of Environment Quality Director admits the agency bungled the testing of Flint's water and failed at setting up appropriate corrosion control measures. Do citizens have any recourse when an emergency manager makes a bad call?
     
  • The Lions have won only one game this year, and in their most recent game, Matt Stafford suffered 13 hits, seven sacks, and the Lions went from a 17-6 lead over Minnesota to a 28-19 loss. According to John U. Bacon, bad coaching is largely to blame.
     
  • Detroit is uniquely poised to serve as an example to the rest of the country in how to grow a sustainable, inclusive economy. The development of the Paradise Valley Cultural and Entertainment District is a very good example of our “next idea” to create equitable and inclusive economic growth.
     
  • After years of winning national competitions, and years of praise in major publications, there's no question that Michigan makes some of the finest white wines in the country. But when it comes to reds, not so much. HOUR Detroit's Chris Cook tells us Michigan is stepping up its red wine game.
     
  • Hoarding poses special challenges when it comes to firefighting. Meredith Hawes is a regional specialist for the National Fire Protection Association, and she's part of the effort to meet those challenges.
     
  • Halloween is a time for candy, costumes, and all things spooky. Samantha Harris, founder of the Michigan Paranormal Research Association, joins us to share some creepy sounds called Electronic Voice Phenomena.