Stateside for Friday, February 5, 2016
- A public relations expert tells us what he thinks Governor Snyder should be doing in light of the Flint water crisis.
- A former State of Michigan Treasurer says the fact that cities such as Flint and Detroit are struggling is not unfortunate happenstance – it is state policy.
- We learn why cities kept using lead pipes to transfer water despite knowing they were toxic.
Was Charles Dickens the first celebrity spokesman? One of the 19th century’s most beloved writers also was great live -- which helped him raise money for his favorite medical charity.
Our conversation with Howard Markel
- Michigan’s Chris Bathgate stepped away from performing for awhile, and tucked away an EP he had...until now. Bathgate is touring again, and releasing that EP. It’s called Old Factory.
- Enbridge says corrosion in its Line 5 pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac is not a concern yet.
- An instrument made from a Matthaei Botanical Gardens’ 80-year-old agave stalk will be starring in a concert Saturday night.
Michael Gould and Michael Chikuzen team up to help turn parts of the 22-foot U-M agave stalk into a shakuhachi flute