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Politics & Government

Stateside for Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015


  • A federal lawsuit accuses Michigan State University of mishandling sexual assault complaints.
  • Detroit Free Press Capitol Hill reporter Todd Spangler talks about Gov. Snyder's statement on Syrian refugees settling in Michigan.
  • The papers of the controversial Dr. Jack Kevorkian are now open to the public at the University of Michigan's Bentley Historical Library. We talk with Olga Virakhovskaya, archivist and Ava Janus, Kevorkian’s niece. 
  • Researchers at the University of Michigan have teamed up with NASA to develop a material that solidifies once it's exposed to the atmosphere and could help make space travel safer

  • Toward Zero Deaths is designed to influence driver behavior. One very visible part of that campaign: those message signs on various roads displaying the latest number of traffic fatalities in Michigan. 

  • After a five-year battle, the Indian Health Service has officially changed its policy on Plan B, the so-called morning-after pill. And that means Native American women will have better access to emergency contraception.
An interview with Charon Asetoyer. She is the executive director of the Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center.