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Politics & Government

Stateside for Tuesday, March 8, 2016

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  • Unless you paid extra-close attention in high school government or civics classes, delegate counts can be confusing and hard to piece together. To help sort it out, we have Charlie Spies here with us.

20160308_SS_Delegate_allocation_explainer.mp3
Charlie Spies leads Clark Hill's national political law practice. He joined us to talk about delegate allocation and how those rules work.

  • He was a murderer at 18. Now, 31 years into his life sentence, Johnnie Trice has found his voice through art and photography.
  • Based on a study by Jessica Sloan Kruger, binge-watchers could pay a price for wallowing in their favorite habit and favorite show.
  • Lead poisoning in Kosovo 12 years ago shares some similarities with the recent lead issues in Flint. The BBC’s Dina Newman reports.

20160308_SS_BBC_Pratt_DPS_superintendent.mp3
Chastity Pratt Dawsey talks about the newly appointed interim superintendent of DPS.

  • When you step up to that voting machine to cast your vote in today's primary, that moment is arguably the foundation of our democracy. But in too many polling places across Michigan, that foundation needs some shoring up.