Stateside for Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

Feb 9, 2016

  • Flint Mayor Karen Weaver unveiled an ambitious plan today to replace all lead drinking water lines in one year. We talk with Michael McDaniel, retired National Guard brigadier general and Western Michigan University law professor who's helping to coordinate these efforts in Flint.
  • A University of Michigan study finds expectant first-time dads are exceptionally vulnerable to the often-unflattering ways that fathers are portrayed on TV. We talk to the lead author of the study, Patty Kuo, a graduate student in the Department of Psychology at U of M.

  • More automakers are shifting their strategies to grab the consumer who may not wish to own a vehicle, and trends show it's people of all ages who are holding off. Paul Eisenstein, publisher of thedetroitbureau.com, joins us.

  • Frances Kellor rose from poverty in Coldwater to become a nationally respected activist and reformer. John K. Press, a professor at Namseoul University joins us to talk about Kellor's life and work.
  • Waukesha, Wisconsin has a contaminated groundwater supply and wants to take water from Lake Michigan, but it’s not that easy. Peter Annin, author of The Great Lakes Water Wars, joins us to talk about today's public hearing.
  • Michigan State University Political Science Professor Laura Reese talks about her upcoming book, Roads to Prosperity, in which she writes about local economic development.