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Stateside for Friday, April 15, 2016

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  • In 1964, when legislators in Michigan created a state minimum wage, the idea was to create a system where no worker would be paid less than minimum wage. That was true for farm workers, too. Until now
  • A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found where you live can make a difference in how long you live. Joining us to talk about this is Peter Hammer. He’s a professor of law at Wayne State and the Director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights.

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Listen to our interview with Peter Hammer

  • Tomorrow is National Record Store Day. You might have to look hard to find a record store today, but there’s been a resurgence in the popularity of vinyl which also has led to an increase in the sale of record players. Someone who’s been dusting off some old LPs for a while now is Reverend Charles Preston Smith.
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Listen to our interview with Charles Preston Smith

  • As part of our Songs from Studio East series, we are exploring music that combines both contemporary and traditional music from around the world. Michigan Radio’s Emily Fox has this profile of an Indian fusion band from Ann Arbor.
  • A combat soldier understands fighting for your country. However, it’s tougher when you’re forced into a fight with your government. That’s where Anthony Gazvoda has found himself lately. 
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