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Stateside: Whitmer kidnap plot suspect; Detroit Zoo director; charges in Flint water crisis case

A water tower advertising the Detroit Zoo
Courtesy of the Detroit Zoological Society
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Today on Stateside, Governor Rick Snyder and several people in his administration face criminal charges for their parts in the Flint water crisis. Plus, the Detroit Free Press profiles a central figure in the alleged plot to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

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Detroit Free Press profiles central figure in alleged plot to kidnap Governor Whitmer

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Stateside’s conversation with M.L. Elrick

  • M.L. Elrick is a longtime Detroit reporter who wrote the profile of one of the Wolverine Watchman for the Detroit Free Press.
  • You can find that story here

After nearly three decades of leadership in animal welfare, Detroit Zoo director Ron Kagan to retire

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Stateside’s conversation with Ron Kagan

  • Ron Kagan is the director of the Detroit Zoo and is set to retire this summer.

Gov. Snyder and others in administration face criminal charges for Flint Water Crisis

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Stateside's conversations with Noah Hall and Anna Clark

  • Noah Hall is professor of law at Wayne State and former state prosecutor, who was involved in the initial investigation of state officials for the Flint Water Crisis case.
  • Anna Clark is a reporter with ProPublica. She's the author of The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy.

     

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