Stateside for Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015
- Democratic U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee of Michigan tells Cynthia Canty about how he is working on a way for the federal government to help Flint after the lead water crisis of 2015.
- Gov. Rick Snyder was hoping lawmakers would do something to fix Detroit’s schools. Instead, the governor, Detroit’s parents, and schoolkids will have to wait until next year. We have more from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta.
- You've heard the saying, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." Tori Tomalia and her husband, Jason, are preparing to do just that: Pointless Brewery & Theatre is about to open in Ann Arbor nearly two years after she was blindsided by a cancer diagnosis.
- Ron Scott's lifetime of community activism in Detroit ended recently when he died at age 68. His friend and longtime Detroit activist Rich Feldman offers a remembrance.
- Michigan Radio and Public Sector Consultants explored voter opinions on topics ranging from drinking water safety to concealed pistols to making the Legislature more effective and lots more.
- Olivia Mainville is a 19-year-old from Holland. She’s releasing her first full-length album on Thursday. Michigan Radio’s Emily Fox has this review.