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Stateside for Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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  • There’s major bipartisan support for new bills that would open the governor and the Legislature to public information requests. Michigan Radio's Jake Neher explains.

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Listen to our interview with Jake Neher

  • A Lansing advocate for domestic violence victims says there's one piece of good news in in this week's arrest of longtime Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III for hiring prostitutes: He got caught.
  • The Muslim Mental Health Conference is happening this week in Dearborn. The conference is offering a special section on opiate addiction training for imams.
  • It’s Sunshine Week, where Americans celebrate our access to public information and the use of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). However, there is one segment of our population that is not allowed to use FOIA: prisoners.
  • Re-Entry: The Orbit Magazine Anthology finally hit store shelves last year, celebrating two decades' worth of Detroit's alternative publishing history. Author Rob St. Mary and Orbit's creator and original publisher, Jerry Vile, sit down to talk about how punk rock and the alternative publishing scene shaped their lives.
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