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Radio Made in Michigan
3:04 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Current State #141 | August 13, 2013

Today on Current State:  Michiganders look to increase recycling rates; an update on the wolf hunting debate; an interview with and review of a local author’s new book and a father and son discuss their emotional WWII memorial trip.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:04 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Michigan's recycling rate is lowest in Great Lakes region

Michigan's recycling rate is the lowest among the Great Lake States.
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At 20 percent, Michigan's recycling rate is 10 percent lower than the regional average.  Many people around the state are hoping to change that.  In 2012, Governor Rick Snyder identified increasing Michigan's recycling rates as a priority for his administration.  Michigan Recycling Coalition executive director Kerrin O'Brien discusses what a comprehensive recycling plan might include. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:00 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Local author explores relationships, dreams and goals with 'The Life List'.

Fox 2000 recently purchased the film option for "The Life List".
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A new book by mid-Michigan author Lori Nelson Spielman is getting some buzz. "The Life List" is a novel that explores the relationship between a mother and daughter, and taps into the dreams and goals we have in our youth that somehow got lost with time. Spielman spoke with WKAR's Melissa Benmark about how her career as a homebound teacher started to lead her down the road to writing.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:59 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Book Review: Lori Nelson Speilman’s ‘The Life List’

Foreign rights to “The Life List” have sold in Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Germany, France, China, Brazil, Israel, Poland, Serbia, Turkey, Hungary, Slovakia, The Czech Republic, Russia, and Bulgaria.
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I never liked the book description, “women’s fiction.”

It is the literary equivalent of the pink aisle in toy stores, no boys allowed. The funny thing is I have yet to see a book described as men’s fiction, but I am assuming it would involve fast cars, loose women and a lot of laser guns.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:56 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Father and son make World War II memorial trip

The World War II Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial is the final resting place of 8,301 American soldiers.
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U.S. Army Private Grover Plaunt died in Germany, a month before the end of World War II.  That was April 12, 1945.  He was laid to rest in a military cemetery in The Netherlands. 

Last week, two of Private Plaunt’s descendants:  his son Joe of Muskegon, and Joe’s son Randy, became the first relatives ever to visit his grave in a military cemetery in Margraten, The Netherlands.

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