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Stateside for Monday, January 4, 2016

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  • Debt payments for Detroit Public Schools are already the highest of any school district in the state, but things are going to get even more dire next month. Chad Livengood takes a look at the year ahead for DPS.
     
  • Mitch Albom joins us to discuss his latest book, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto.
     
  • A new report from the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation finds our state has a growing problem with what's called "uncoordinated prescription opioid use." CHRT's Marianne Udow-Phillips joins us to talk about the findings.
     
  • Since the early 1800s, 40% of Michigan's wetlands have vanished in favor of farming, housing and other development. Doug Corby tells us there are plenty of reasons that should be alarming.
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