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Radio Made in Michigan
5:41 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Fighting to keep college graduates in Michigan

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A key focus of strengthening Michigan’s economy  has been trying to retain more of the state’s college graduates.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:33 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Michigan author's new book discusses the struggle of single parent farming

Credit Courtesy of Mardi Jo LinkIn 'Bootstrapper,' author Mardi Jo Link recounts how she saved her small farm from foreclosure.Edit | Remove

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:01 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Shooting survivor and State Representative push for broader gun background checks

For his film, Colin Goddard, a survivor of the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, took an undercover camera across the country to purchase everything from a TEC-9 to an AK47, often with nothing more than a wad of cash in hand.
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On April 16th , 2007, Colin Goddard was in his French class in Norris Hall on the  Virginia Tech University campus. That day, a lone gunman barricaded the hall’s doors and shot and killed 32 people and wounded 17 more, including Colin, who was shot four times. It is still the largest mass shooting in U.S. history. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:08 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Current State #116 | June 26, 2013

Today on Current State: expanding the Michigan Flyer; keeping graduates in Michigan; Michigan author Mardi Jo Link; Virginia Tech shooting survivor Colin Goddard; and Neighbors in Action features Meta Peace Team.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:50 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Michigan Flyer seeks $600,000 grant for expansion

Vice President of Indian Trails Chad Kushman says that the expansion should allow for hourly airport trips, increasing convenience for passengers. Currently, those trips run about once every two hours.
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Eight times a day, the Michigan Flyer bus departs downtown East Lansing with passengers en route to Ann Arbor and Detroit Metro Airport. The service, provided by the Owosso-based company Indian Trails, wants to expand to a dozen trips a day and looks to a $600,000 federal grant to make that possible. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:57 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Neighbors in Action: Meta Peace Team

The Meta Peace Team places peacekeepers anywhere from Palestine to rallies at the Capitol in Lansing (pictured). Meta Peace Team founder Peter Dougherty said that the presence of peacekeepers stopped several fights at the recent right-to-work rallies.
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This week, Neighbors In Action features Meta Peace Team, an organization that provides peacekeeping teams to address and diffuse conflict in possibly dangerous situations like political rallies and war zones, both domestically and abroad.

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