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Stateside for Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

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  • If you're a police officer in the U.K., you might go your entire career without ever seeing a gun. Compared to what London Metropolitan Police Constable Michael Matthews is used to, Detroit is "a completely different world."
     
  • The Michigan High School Ethics Bowl is hosted each year by A2Ethics in partnership with the U of M Philosophy Outreach Program. Jeanine DeLay and Zoe Johnson King join us to talk about the event.
     
  • Flint rapper Jon Connor moved to California two years ago after being signed to Dr. Dre's record label. He's been in Flint the past two weeks volunteering at food banks and Boys & Girls Clubs. Connor sits down with us to talk about returning to his struggling hometown.
  • Wednesday's House Oversight Committee hearing on the Flint water crisis brought thunder from angry panel members. Daniel Howes gives us an update.
    20160204_SS_Howes_Flint_hearing.mp3
    Our conversation with Daniel Howes
  • Kickshaw Theatre is a new group reaching out to community organizations to change the way we talk about tough topics. Together with the kite network, they've brought their first play, "The Electric Baby," to Ann Arbor.

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