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Stateside: Wisconsin’s suspect water diversion, UM orchestra gives sci-fi film a live soundtrack

Sep 21, 2018

Today on Stateside, why a large diversion of Lake Michigan water approved by the state of Wisconsin in 2010 is drawing new scrutiny. Plus, ringing in the first weekend of fall with a Michigan version of a tropical cocktail.  

Why 2010 approval of multi-million gallon Great Lakes water diversion is drawing new scrutiny

Cheers! How about a Paw Paw Colada?

  • Michigan food isn’t known for its tropical flavors. Tammy Coxen of Tammy's Tastings  has a “paw paw colada” that might just change that.

Why “2001: A Space Odyssey” captivates both sci-fi and classical music fans

  • Matthew Van Biesen, President of the University Musical Society, and Dean of the University of Michigan College of Engineering Alec Gallimore, talk about the twin roles that music and science play in Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi classic.
  • The film 2001: A Space Odyssey will be shown with accompanying live orchestra and chorus at Hill Auditorium Friday, September 21, at 8:00 p.m. The event is free, but you have to sign up. 

Who would foot the bill for a Line 5 spill?

  • Pipeline safety expert Richard Kuprewicz, president of Accufacts, Inc., on the potential costs of a spill from Enbridge’s Line 5 pipelines, and who would pay for clean up if a spill occurred.
  • In a statement, Enbridge says the company has “pledged to take full responsibility for the clean-up of any release in Michigan or anywhere along its pipeline system.” You can read the full statement here.

Political roundup: grading the gubernatorial campaigns six weeks before Election Day 

  • We break down how the gubernatorial campaigns of Bill Schuette and Gretchen Whitmer are performing with less than two months until Election Day with Vicki Barnett, former Mayor of Farmington Hills and a former Democratic legislator. Also joining the conversation is Randy Richardville, president of RJames Consulting and a former Republican majority leader in the state Senate.