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Stateside 4.28.2016

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  • Daniel Howes joins us to talk about Dan Gilbert's newest plans for downtown Detroit.
     
  • Upper Peninsula Poet Laureate Andrea Scarpino is on a mission to get us to give up our old misconceptions about poetry.
     
  • Poet Laureate of Grand Rapids L.S. Klatt reads his poem, "FORD."
     
  • In his new book, Jack Clifford tells the story of how he went from “least likely to succeed” in high school to founder of The Food Network.
     
  • Girls Rock Detroit co-founder Melissa Coppola is working to empower young girls through music education.
     
  • U.P. Poet Laureate Andrea Scarpino reads an excerpt from her book-length poem, What the Willow Said as it Fell.
     
  • The U.S. and Cuba are intrigued by the prospect of agricultural trade, but Tracy Samilton reports there are still many obstacles to overcome.
     
  • Without BIA intervention, an Ypsilanti mother and her teenage daughter will be deported to Mexico tomorrow, forced to leave another daughter behind.

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