cs131010 http://wkar.org en Current State #176 | October 10, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-176-october-10-2013 <p>Today on <em>Current State</em>: Gov. Rick Snyder on Detroit&#39;s bankruptcy; political polling; and a new book about the link between Detroit and the U.S. Nazi movement in the past.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 16:55:50 +0000 Current State 43588 at http://wkar.org Under oath, governor responds to union’s Detroit bankruptcy questions http://wkar.org/post/under-oath-governor-responds-union-s-detroit-bankruptcy-questions <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-20abdeac-a2b8-9255-a494-3cd834b8a9ff"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">For three hours yesterday, attorneys representing influential Michigan labor unions and others had a chance to question Gov. Rick Snyder under oath about events leading up to his July decision to authorize bankruptcy for the city of Detroit.</span></span> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 16:48:34 +0000 Current State 43584 at http://wkar.org Under oath, governor responds to union’s Detroit bankruptcy questions Researcher explains intricacies of political polling http://wkar.org/post/researcher-explains-intricacies-political-polling <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-1aa8c1f7-a2d0-ba5f-abb3-3aa002040de2" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Much of the news coverage of American politics these days centers on the horse race results of polls. Who&rsquo;s ahead? Who&rsquo;s behind? Is this candidate or that issue trending up or down in popularity? But what does that sort of coverage really tell us? How can we be assured of the accuracy of a particular poll? And what has modern technology done to how this information is gathered and compiled?</span> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 16:39:46 +0000 Current State 43585 at http://wkar.org Researcher explains intricacies of political polling Book explores Detroit connection to U.S. Nazi past http://wkar.org/post/book-explores-detroit-connection-us-nazi-past <p><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Cambria;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Author <a href="http://www.arniebernstein.com/">Arnie Bernstein</a></span> has published a<span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Cambria;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> new book about the rise of an American Nazi movement in the 1930s, which had strong ties to the city of Detroit. It&rsquo;s called &ldquo;<a href="http://www.arniebernstein.com/_i_swastika_nation__fritz_kuhn_and_the_rise_and_fall_of_the_german_american_bund_109463.htm">Swastika Nation: Fritz Kuhn and the Rise and Fall of the German-American Bund</a>.&rdquo;</span> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 16:27:42 +0000 Current State 43586 at http://wkar.org Book explores Detroit connection to U.S. Nazi past