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Politics & Government

Stateside for Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015

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Today on Stateside:

  • A bipartisan group of House members is joining together this week, trying to revive the Export-Import Bank. Rep. Dan Kildee joins us from Washington.
     
  • A package of bills being considered by the state House would boost speed limits on rural highways to 80 mph, like those in parts of Utah. John Gleason, public information officer for the Utah Department of Transportation, weighs in.
     
  • There's a pretty good chance that most successful people can thank the fact that they had a network to help them along. But if you're living in poverty, can you create a network? Jennifer Guerra talks with us about the upcoming State of Opportunity documentary tackling this issue.
     
  • You've heard Dan Yessian's music help sell everything from Little Caesars Pizza to Ikea furniture, but it's safe to say his latest project is especially close to his heart. He sits down with us today to discuss An Armenian Trilogy.
     
  • The Detroit Public Theatre's inaugural season begins Friday at the Max M. Fisher Music Center, home of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Courtney Burkett and Sarah Winkler, founding co-artistic directors, spoke with us today.
     
  • Three women, driving cross-country from San Francisco to Washington. Their mission: collect half a million signatures demanding passage of a Constitutional Amendment giving women the right to vote. That road trip was happening this time 100 years ago. Anne Gass is recreating that historic trip, and blogging about it along the way.