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Politics & Government

Stateside for Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015

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  • Zoe Clark and Rick Pluta join us to talk about what the legislature accomplished, what it didn’t get done, and of course the Courser-Gamrat distraction.

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Listen to what happened in Michigan politics in this year in review.

  • A major obstacle to buying a house is getting a mortgage. Anna Clark’s article for Next City claims redlining is alive, well and dangerous in Detroit.

  • A new book of photographs captures Michigan’s natural beauty. We talk with father and son Todd and Brad Reed about their new book, Michigan: Wednesdays in the Mitten.

  • American Muslim public school teacher Zeinab Chami joins us to talk about her article published in The Islamic Monthly, “The Prayer of the American Muslim.”

  • It’s nearly the end of the year, and we’re seeing those end-of-the-year lists, including Word of the Year. We talk with Anne Curzan, English professor at the University of Michigan, and the words of the year might surprise you.

  • The Specialty Coffee Association of America is certifying coffee professionals this month. Stateside’s Sean McHenry gives us a glimpse into the world of coffee brewing as he pursues an ideal that only a barista can help him find.
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