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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

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

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

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

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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