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Politics & Government

Stateside for Friday, March 18, 2016

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  • 150 Flint residents took a long ride on buses to be at Congressional hearings on the Flint water debacle. We meet two of them.
  • Recently, dozens of crows were found dead. The birds were scattered along train tracks in Springfield, Michigan. Michigan Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist Tom Cooley is trying to find out why.

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Listen to our interview with DNR pathologist Tom Cooley

  • We ask Michigan’s longest-serving Attorney General why the governor and the legislature are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act.
  • In Detroit, there’s lots of talk about food systems, food deserts and food pride; with the Detroit Food Academy, folks are now thinking about food education, and teaching a new generation of entrepreneurs how to make a go of it in the culinary world.
  • A new study finds there might be a link between eating lots of red meat and girls getting their periods earlier and earlier in life.

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Listen to our interview with Dr. Eduardo Villamor, a professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health

  • 55th District Judge Thomas Boyd joins Stateside to discuss why many courts fall short in ensuring proper defense for people without money.