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Stateside for Monday, November 16, 2015

Nov 16, 2015

  • In the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, Gov. Snyder puts his effort to get permission for Syrian refugees to re-settle in Michigan on hold. 
  • Rick Pluta, Lansing bureau chief for the Michigan Public Radio Network, spoke to Gov. Snyder about his decision this morning.

  • Open source innovation is a phase we tend to associate with post-millenial creativity, but it's actually a 300-year-old idea. The 21st century software industry owes a lot to Benjamin Franklin.
     
  • A new poll shows that 90% of us want to have end-of-life conversations with our doctor, but only 17% have done so. A new program hopes to change that.
     
  • A new federal lawsuit says Flint's water problems are due to the negligence of state and local officials. Several families sued last week, and today groups including the Natural Resources Defense Council and the ACLU say they'll also sue if issues in Flint aren't resolved.
     
  • A fungus called "coffee rust" is attacking coffee crops across Mexico and Central America. Two U of M professors are trying to understand how it spreads and how best to shut it down.
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