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Politics & Government

Stateside for Monday, November 30, 2015

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  • Could 2016 give Democrats a chance to break the GOP's total control over the state House, the state Senate, the governor's office and the courts? It's Just Politics team Zoe Clark and Rick Pluta weigh in.
     
  • Michigan Radio sports commentator John U. Bacon gives us an update on Big Ten football.

  • Ever since Detroit made history by being the largest American city to fall into and climb out of bankruptcy, writers and reporters have been weighing in with their take on the city's story. Writer and Detroiter Aaron Foley wants to give visitors and newcomers a dose of Detroit realism with his new book How To Live In Detroit Without Being a Jackass.
     
  • Oscar Wilde died 115 years ago today. It's long been thought that he passed due to late-stage syphilis, but Dr. Howard Markel joins us to discuss some new insights into the writer's death.
     
  • Gabe Klein joins us to talk about how the public and private sectors can and should work together to transform Detroit into a 21st-century city.
     
  • Is it time to get rid of restaurant tipping? Paul Lee is wading into the growing debate and will open the first no-tipping restaurant in Grand Rapids next spring.
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    Our conversation with Paul Lee