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Pay no attention to those who doubt Detroit turnaround

After months in the making, Ford Motor's play for the Michigan Central Depot is official. Let the grousing begin. It will start in the suburbs, from the generation that came of age during the urban unrest of the late 1960s; witnessed the controversies and power-shifting of the 1970s; and watched during the 1980s and '90s as capital and jobs fled Detroit for the suburbs.

Howes: Ford's Corktown move evidence of Detroit's "Great Revival"

After months in the making, Ford Motor's play for the Michigan Central Depot is official. Let the grousing begin. It will start in the suburbs, from the generation that came of age during the urban unrest of the late 1960s, witnessed the controversies and power-shifting of the 1970s, and watched during the 1980s and '90s as capital and jobs fled Detroit for the suburbs.

1943 race riots paved the way for Detroit's civil rights movement

On this day 75 ago, the 1943 race riots were coming to an end. Over a three-day period, 34 people were killed in the riots. Nine of them were white and 25 were African-Americans. The event would mark a turning point in the city's history. Michael Jackman , senior editor of the Detroit Metro Times , joined Stateside 's Lester Graham to discuss this bloody part of Detroit's history.

Political roundup: Independent voters likely to sway November election

The Pew Research Center recently released a report on midterm voting that found more voters are engaged earlier this election year. "Compared with recent midterms, more voters say their view of the president – positive or negative – will influence their vote for Congress," the report said. "A 60 percent majority say they consider their midterm vote as essentially a vote either for Donald Trump (26 percent) or against him (34 percent). These are among the highest shares saying their view of the

Political roundup: Independent voters likely to sway November election

MSU approves bond for Nassar survivor settlement

Michigan State University will issue a bond to pay for a $500 million legal settlement. The school's Board of Trustees voted in favor of the move Friday at a meeting. Engler kicked off the meeting by reiterating his apology for emails that were made public last week. In them, Engler tells an aide that a Larry Nassar survivor might be getting a "kickback" by trial lawyers. Nassar is the former Michigan State University spokesperson who sexually assaulted his patients for years. But an apology

Artisans of Michigan: forging iron with 19th-century tech

We're outside the blacksmith shop of Joel Sanderson of Sanderson Iron near Quincy, Michigan. There's a steady putt-putt sound that comes from the heart of Sanderson Iron.

Insurance coverage for prosthetic limbs would be mandatory in MI under new bill

Rep. Beau LaFave was born with a congenital defect. When he was 18 months old, doctors amputated his left leg at the knee. He's worn a prosthetic device for most of his life. For amputees, a prosthetic device can be life changing, but prosthetics are expensive — LeFave (R-Iron Mountain) says his latest has a price tag of $70,000 — and they're not always covered by health insurance.

Insurance coverage for prosthetic limbs would be mandatory in MI under new bill

Stateside 6.21.2018

Today on Stateside , a CDC report on the health effects of PFAS, initially buried by the White House and EPA, recommends a much lower threshold for exposure to the chemicals. Plus, a quirky summer festival that combines Great Depression-era farming and ooey-gooey sticky buns. To hear individual interviews click here or see below:

Visiting Russian journalist talks Trump-Putin, roadkill, and impressions of Michigan

Michigan Radio has been hosting a visiting journalist from Russia for the past week and a half. Ekaterina Selivanova works for the television channel, Drozhd , in Moscow. While in Ann Arbor, Selivanova hit the streets to ask Americans about U.S.-Russia relations. She also offers her own reflections on the two countries' relationship.

Visiting Russian journalist talks Trump-Putin, roadkill, and impressions of Michigan

Fifth-grade teacher spreads pollen and a love of bees in Detroit

They may be tiny, but the honeybee is a powerful force for good in our environment. Brian Peterson is a fifth-grade teacher in Rochester and the founder of Bees in the D , a nonprofit centered around urban beekeeping. Peterson spoke with Stateside about how exactly he caught the bug for beekeeping, and how he's spreading his love for the pollinators around Southeast Michigan.

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