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Could spider venom hold the holy grail of natural pesticides?

The Next Idea Pesticides are a critical part of a business that is very important to Michigan: agriculture. You need to control the insects that are...

Stateside for Thursday, May 5, 2016

On today's show, we touch base with the Michigan Radio It's Just Politics team to help wrap our minds around the DPS plan narrowly passed by the state...

How far should police go in monitoring social media?

Emails recently released by Gov. Rick Snyder's office indicated that Michigan State Police were aware that a Copper City man made a potentially...

What does it take to make us care about climate change?

University of Michigan researchers are trying to figure out what exactly it takes to get people to care about climate change. Their study is published...

After all-nighter, state House finally approves Detroit schools plan

It took 15 hours and an all-nighter, but the state House narrowly managed to approve a package of six bills aimed at fixing the Detroit Public Schools....

Republicans starting to fall in line behind Trump

More than half a century ago, Michigan had a Republican governor who faced a difficult choice. His party was going to nominate a candidate for president...

Apple demand and weird weather squeeze northern Michigan cherry orchards

Fruit growers have a new problem: they can't buy enough young trees to plant in their orchards. This is especially true for cherry farmers in Michigan...

PURE CUBA: Detroiter realizes dream of becoming doctor — in Cuba

When you think of Cuban exports, you probably think, cigars, sugar, and rum. But Cuba exports something of much greater value to third-world countries:...

How Much Does It Cost To Educate A Student In Michigan? (Or, In The U.S.?)

Who knows how much it takes to educate a child, and how do you find out? The state of Michigan is trying to answer those questions right now.

Breaking ground: being young and transgender in Michigan

Michigan is in the midst of a controversy surrounding transgender people's access to public bathrooms. It's a hot-button issue evidenced by the nearly...

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