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Stateside for Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

  • Michigan's Department of Environmental Quality is asking the city of Flint for information that would show where the city's lead service lines are. Federal regulations require those homes to be sampled to determine the health of the water system, but Flint doesn't know where those houses are. Lindsey Smith gives us an update.

  • There is a lot of controversy surrounding Michigan’s use of emergency managers – the Flint water fiasco, the decline of the Detroit public school system – all under the watch of state-appointed emergency managers. A new study out of Michigan State University looks at what causes the kind of municipal money problems that led to a state takeover. 

  • Col. Mark Mykleby has come up with the Lake Erie Crescent projects, which he hopes will kickstart sustainable growth in America.

  • Lori Waxman, art critic for The Chicago Tribune, understands the challenges for artists trying to get honest feedback on their work. So, in a one-of-a-kind event coming to Michigan, she'll review any artist's work, no matter the skill level.

  • K-PEP President and CEO Bill DeBoer gives us a sense of how a prisoner, who may have spent years behind bars, takes the first steps toward a new life. 

  • Steve Neavling spent a year following fires in Detroit, and was dismayed to find a department that lacked both accountability and good management, making firefighters' jobs even harder. He joins us today to talk about what he learned and how much has changed.

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