Detroit Public Schools emergency financial manager Robert Bobb told lawmakers in Lansing Thursday that he wants control over the district's academics. There is no bill drafted that would give him that level of control. But House Democrats are discussing the measure, even though they already rejected a similar plan from the Senate.
The U.S. Supreme Court has reversed a Michigan statute that outlaws corporate and union spending on political campaigns. Direct business and labor donations to candidates remain illegal. But unions and businesses may freely spend on their own political advertising.
Democratic Representative Kathy Angerer chairs the state House Elections and Ethics Committee.
Detroit, MI – Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has spent three months in a treatment program for alcoholism following a much-publicized drinking binge during the final weekend of the regular season.
Cabrera said Thursday that he's turned his life around and hasn't had a drink since he was taken into custody by police after a domestic-abuse complaint was filed by his wife in the early morning of Oct. 3 -- hours before a crucial game against the Chicago White Sox.
EAST LANSING, MI – Lansing Symphony Orchestra conductor Timothy Muffitt has a preview of Saturday's MasterWorks 3 concert. It features a suite from Mendelssohn's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Don Juan" by Richard Strauss, and the Double Concerto in A Minor by Brahms, with soloists Ilya Kaler and Amit Peled.
EAST LANSING, MI – Our book reviewer Lev Raphael has been reading a book critical of one of America's iconic presidents. It's called "The Imperial Cruise" by James Bradley, and Lev says it basically blames Teddy Roosevelt for the Pacific part of World War Two. Melissa ingells talks to Lev Raphael about the book, tomorrow on Morning Edition from 5 to 9 on 90.5 WKAR.
East Lansing, MI – Raymar Morgan scored 16 points and Michigan State (No. 7 ESPN/USA Today, No. 6 AP) remained unbeaten in Big Ten play by holding off Iowa's furious comeback bid in a 70-63 victory Wednesday night.
The Spartans led by 19 midway through the second half before Iowa got back into it. Matt Gatens hit a 3-pointer with 2:05 left to cut the deficit to 64-61, but the Hawkeyes couldn't get any closer.