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Stateside for Monday, November 2, 2015

Today on Stateside: 

  • A bipartisan group has formed a ballot committee called "Fair Michigan." The goal? To put the questions of gay and transgender rights before Michigan voters. Zoe Clark and Rick Pluta weigh in.
  • Anyone who's lived in Michigan for more than a year or two is well-acquainted with the fabled storms of November. One example: The Edmund Fitzgerald sank in a fierce storm on November 10, 1975. Meteorologist Mark Torregrossa joins us to talk about just what's up with those "gales of November."
  • Young lovers, separated by war. They penned hundreds of letters. Now their son, David Kiley, has used those love letters to bring us a remarkable and up-close view of life during World War II.
  • John U. Bacon joins us to talk about the Wolverines' triumph over the Gophers, trouble with the Lions' leadership, and the Red Wings' 24-hour turnaround in this week's sports roundup.
  • Michigan has lots of heavy manufacturing that relies on efficiency and quality. Unfortunately, these industries tend to eliminate the deviation and diversification required to innovate. They squeeze out creativity. Jeff DeGraff argues that we need to be willing to give up on some old ways to make room for the new.
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