Today on Current State: Michigan’s Indian tribes react to the possibility of a Michigan wolf hunt; the invasive garlic mustard; discussing Detroit’s future; and Lansing’s interactive art Sculptures in the Park.
A controlled wolf hunt is scheduled to start this November in Michigan. Opponents of the Upper Peninsula hunt were encouraged recently when they succeeded in securing a ballot proposal for next year that would end hunting and trapping in the state.
Garlic mustard is a Michigan non-native plant that turns up all over the state. It out-competes native plants with its prolific number of seeds, blocking nutrients for surrounding species. While edible for humans, the weed is not eaten by other mammals or insects.
Detroit’s in an immediate crisis. Emergency Manager Orr will be deciding in a couple of weeks whether bankruptcy is an option. If it should move in that direction, what’s the way forward? There has been a lot of talk about the Detroit Institute of Arts' assets, as well as other museums. What kinds of discussions need to be had?