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Radio Made in Michigan
2:42 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Current State #115 | June 25, 2013

Today on Current State: The Supreme Court weighs in on affirmative action and a Michigan casino case; clean energy; and a native of Flint writes a book on his return to the city.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:39 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Breaking down SCOTUS ruling of affirmative action

The Supreme Court has ruled on the case of a University of Texas student who claimed the university’s consideration of race is illegitimate and unconstitutional.
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Michigan State University law professor Phil Pucillo discusses the most recent United States Supreme Court ruling involving affirmative action.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:38 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Supreme Court to take up Michigan casino case

Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta discusses the precedence behind the Supreme Court's potential decision on the state’s rights to control casinos vs. Native American sovereignty.
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The United States Supreme Court recently agreed to hear the arguments for what kind of authority the state has over a Native American casino located in Vanderbilt, Michigan.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:29 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Clean energy’s future on an international level

The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Clean Energy Program looks to educate business leaders and policy makers on the factors affecting utility investment in electric generation resources.
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According to the Pew Clean Energy Program, global energy consumption is expected to increase 35% over the next 25 years, with much of that from growing electricity use and expanding vehicle fleets.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:26 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Flint expat writes on returning home

Gordon Young, a senior lecturer in the Communication Department at Santa Clara University, has appeared in publications including his own Flint Expatriates, a blog for those no longer living in the birthplace of General Motors.
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"Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City" by Michigan native Gordon Young depicts his attempt to return to his hometown of Flint, Michigan.

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