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Daniel Howes: Amazon run amok

Amazon.com announced the winners of its HQ2 sweepstakes. In case you missed it, the winners are... wait for it... New York and suburban Washington. What a surprise. Earlier this year, the techy retailer turned the nation's major cities and regions upside down at the prospect of a $5 billion investment. One promising 50,000 jobs paying an average of $100,000. This week, the Gorilla chose money and power. New York and Metro D.C. are as far from the Heartland as they could get tiny dots of

Stateside: Former EPA admin on PFAS; cross-continental Great Lakes research; microplastics in beer

Today, there's no federal or state restriction on the level of PFAS contamination considered a public health threat. What there is, is an advisory. We speak to a former EPA official who helped create it. Plus, what can we learn about our own freshwater seas from researchers studying the African Great Lakes?

Stateside: Former EPA admin on PFAS; cross-continental Great Lakes research; microplastics in beer

Protesters heading home after journey to detention center housing juvenile migrants

People from Michigan and a dozen other states are returning home Friday after traveling hundreds of miles to protest the Tornillo detention center in Texas.

Protesters heading home after journey to detention center housing juvenile migrants

Bacon: The way colleges handle bad coaches is criminally irresponsible

Plenty of pundits have raged about the soaring salaries of college coaches, and rightly so. Over the past three decades, the average football coach's salary increased tenfold to $2.5 million. That's about 25 times more than the average college professor earns, whose salary has merely kept pace with inflation. Today the highest paid public employee in 39 states is either a basketball coach or a football coach.

Bacon: The way colleges handle bad coaches is criminally irresponsible

What college students and parents should know about suicide and mental health on campus

Being a freshman in college is exciting: meeting new people, learning new things, and figuring out who you are. But these big changes can also trigger or worsen mental health disorders like anxiety and depression. If untreated, those disorders can be fatal. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students. And all too often, parents have no idea that the student is struggling.

What college students and parents should know about suicide and mental health on campus

Stateside: Fewer Michigan hunters; what Amazon taught Detroit; gentrification in the comeback city

Today, Detroit lost its bid to land Amazon's coveted HQ2 earlier this year, but the city and surrounding region may have learned some important lessons in the process. Plus, is gentrification in a city always bad?

Stateside: Fewer Michigan hunters; what Amazon taught Detroit; gentrification in the comeback city

DEQ expert warned of PFAS risk in 2012, explains why it took the state years to respond

How well has the State of Michigan responded to the problem of PFAS contamination of our groundwater? That was the focus of a Grand Rapids hearing Tuesday convened by U.S. Senator Gary Peters, D-Mich. During his introduction to the hearing, Sen. Peters praised Michigan Department of Environmental Quality geologist Robert Delaney for his "foresight and bravery in sounding the alarm" about PFAS contamination in Michigan. Delaney joined Stateside to talk about his work on PFAS, and why his warnings

DEQ expert warned of PFAS risk in 2012, explains why it took the state years to respond

Stateside: Police reforms in Grand Rapids; a 19th century trolling; seniors and addiction

Today, did the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality ignore a staff scientist's warnings about PFAS contamination in 2012? Plus, the chief of the Grand Rapids Police Department tells us how he plans to implement changes to reduce racial bias following a task force's review of the department.

Stateside: Police reforms in Grand Rapids; a 19th century trolling; seniors and addiction

Stateside: Solutions to eviction crisis; newly-elected state House Speaker; a batch of musicals

Today on Stateside , the Michigan Legislature's newly-elected House Speaker discusses what issues he wants to prioritize when he steps into the position this January. Plus, a Democrat on the Oakland County Board of Commissioners talks about his party's plans after winning a majority on the board for the first time in four decades. Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.

Stateside: Solutions to eviction crisis; newly-elected state House Speaker; a batch of musicals

Caravan to travel 1,700 miles to witness border problems

This week, a group of faith leaders is taking a caravan of protestors 1,700 miles from Ann Arbor to the Tornillo detention center in Texas. That's where the federal government is holding hundreds of unaccompanied minors who crossed the border, many of them illegally. The caravan's main purpose is to call attention to increasingly long detentions there for children as young as 13.

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