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Politics & Government

Stateside for Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015

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  • The water crisis in Flint has caused the city's children to be poisoned by lead. But don't think the lead problem is confined to Flint. In his latest story for Bridge Magazine, Mike Wilkinson tells us lead remains an "irreversible scourge" in many areas across Michigan.
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    Mike Wilkinson tells us that Flint isn't the only place in Michigan dealing with lead in the water
  • Lindsey Smith join us to talk about her upcoming documentary on the Flint water crisis, airing tomorrow. 
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    Our conversation with Lindsey Smith
  • Auto dealerships are pretty firmly entrenched in our business landscape. Writer Jay Follis looked into Michigan's early car dealers in a story for the current issue of Michigan History Magazine.
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    Jay Follis tells us about his story looking into Michigan's early car dealers
  • Ahead of his performance in Detroit on Wednesday, Garrett Borns sits down with us to talk about growing up and how '60s and '70s glam rock influences his music.
     
  • At the largest four-year public universities in Michigan, only 3.6% of faculty is black. We talk to professors at MSU and U of M to find out what's behind this and what they believe could be done about it.
     
  • Michigan Radio's Mike Blank takes a minute to tell us why it might be worth our while to move the holidays.