Stateside: Detroit’s "student churn" problem; the life of Betty Ford; who should pay for PFAS? | Michigan Radio

Stateside: Detroit’s "student churn" problem; the life of Betty Ford; who should pay for PFAS?

Oct 3, 2018


Today on Stateside, what does Governor Rick Snyder's agreement with Enbridge Energy actually mean for the future of the Line 5 pipeline? Plus, a conversation with the author of a new book on First Lady Betty Ford's legacy.

Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.

How a revolving door of students hurts Detroit kids, teachers, and schools

New biography of Betty Ford explores life of Michigan’s beloved First Lady


  • Lisa McCubbin is the New York Times best-selling author of Betty Ford: First Lady, Women's Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer. She joins us to discuss Ford's early life in Grand Rapids, contributions to public health, and the former First Lady's lifelong recovery from drug addiction.  
  • Support for arts and culture coverage is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

Tunnel plan for Line 5 does “little to nothing” to protect Great Lakes, says state advisory board member

  • Mike Shriberg reacts to Governor Rick Snyder's agreement with Enbridge Energy today that could eventually lead to the company replacing the Line 5 pipeline. Shriber directs the National Wildlife Federation's Great Lakes Regional Center and is a member of the state's Line 5 advisory board. 

Who will foot the bill for PFAS contamination?



  • Oday Salim joins us to discuss the financial implications of PFAS contamination in Michigan. Salim is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan Law School, where he directs the Environmental Law & Sustainability Clinic.

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