Stateside for Thursday, March 24, 2016
- A bill to protect freedom of expression and of the press for Michigan student journalists at public schools and universities was unanimously passed out of a State Senate committee this week.
Listen to our interview with Jeremy Steele, the executive director of the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association.
- In September 1929 the ship Andaste disappeared beneath the stormy waters of Lake Michigan. Now, we may be a big step closer to discovering where Andaste went down.
- The Next Idea: How does a community address domestic violence and sexual assault when calling the police is not often an option?
- A Grand Rapids theater company is on a mission: to produce plays that are written by local playwrights and designed to shine a bright light on social issues.
- The governor’s special task force on the Flint water crisis released its final report yesterday. Detroit News business columnist Daniel Howes joins us with thoughts about the report and new questions that it raises.
Listen to our interview with Daniel Howes.
- The NAACP promises civil disobedience if Gov. Snyder doesn't get specific about when lead water pipes will be replaced in Flint. We speak with the national NAACP President Cornell William Brooks.