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Stateside for Tuesday, April 12, 2016

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  • New water tests from Virginia Tech show lead levels are improving in Flint, but the water is still not safe to drink without a filter. Researcher Marc Edwards says it’s not clear how long it’ll take for the system to heal.
  • Veteran journalist Cokie Roberts joins us to talk about her latest book “Capital Dames,” which looks at the role of women in Washington during the Civil War.

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Listen to our interview with Cokie Roberts

  • Sacramento Knoxx is a hip-hop artist who blends Mexican and indigenous music into some of his songs. Michigan Radio’s Emily Fox has this profile.
  • Speaking about Flint yesterday at the Detroit Athletic Club, Gov. Rick Snyder said career civil servants showed an "absolute lack of common sense." We get Inside Michigan Politics Susan Demas' take on the governor's latest effort to disseminate blame for the Flint water crisis.   

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Listen to our interview with Susan Demas

  • University of Michigan engineering professor Noel Perkins has been working on microsensor technology that could change the way you look at a golf swing or how a quarterback throws a pass.
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Listen to our interview with Noel Perkins

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