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4:59 pm
Sun September 29, 2013

A recap of Current State's top stories from the week of Sept. 23

This week on Current State: the impact of the tea party on conservative values in Michigan, Port Huron's exporting relationship with Canada, a perspective on Iran's new President, and a celebration of banned books. See below for the full stories.

Is the Tea Party a threat to the Republican Party in Michigan? Rick Pluta explores this question and many more from the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference. Click here for the fully story. - September 23, 2013

According to Commerce Department estimates, the state of Michigan’s merchandise exports to Canada last year reached $25.4 billion dollars, which was nearly 45% of the state’s total. Roy Norton, Canada’s Consul General based in Detroit, joined Current State to discuss how Michigan's relationship with Canada can be expanded to encourage economic development in both countries. Click here for the fully story. - September 24, 2013

Mohammed Ayoob, an MSU distinguished professor emeritus of international relations, joined Current State to discuss Iran's new President, Hassan Rouhani. Ayoob described Rouhani as a "moderate, diplomatic person." Click here for the fully story. - September 25, 2013 

"Do you know the main reason the books by J.K. Rowling get banned? It is because someone, somewhere, is worried that it will drive children to magic." Scott Southard celebrated "Banned Book Week" on Current State. Click here for the fully story. - September 26, 2013

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