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Radio Made in Michigan
3:28 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Current State #164 | September 23, 2013

Today on Current State: Republicans gather on Mackinac Island; fighting the stigma of STD's; preserving former slave dwellings; business health exchanges; and reviewing the MSU football loss at Notre Dame.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:28 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Michigan GOP sidesteps Tea Party showdown on Mackinac

The Grand Hotel was the site of most of the action this weekend, as top Republicans from around the country gathered for the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference.
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Possible presidential candidates joined Gov. Rick Snyder and other top Republicans this weekend for the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:27 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Project aims to break the stigma surrounding STDs

Jenelle Marie started The STD Project because she lives with genital herpes. She contracted the disease 14 years ago.
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Jenelle Marie says the subject of sexual health remains  shrouded in stigmatized myths.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:26 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Preservationist sleeps in former slave-dwellings

The Brattonsville cabin in McConnels, SC was one of the slave dwellings in the Slave Cabin Project.
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In parts of the country, there are an unknown number of old dwellings that once were the homes of slaves. For Joe McGill, preserving these structures has become a mission.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:25 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

MI business advocate: biz health exchanges a 'solution without a problem'

Rob Fowler of the Small Business Association of Michigan thinks there's value to the consumer in the individual health insurance exchange.
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Many Michigan businesses have voiced concern and disapproval of the federal Affordable Care Act.  Twice before on Current State, we’ve explored the issue with one of the state’s key advocates for small business.

Rob Fowler is CEO of the Small Business Association of Michigan, based in Lansing.  He returns with his thoughts on the health insurance exchanges that will soon to be unveiled. Fowler isn't sure that businesses will benefit from them.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:23 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Rexrode revisits Spartan penalties, playcalling in ND loss

After Saturday's loss at Notre Dame, MSU football coach Mark Dantonio's Spartans have a week off before their next game, Oct. 5 at Iowa.
Credit Flickr - Samuel Mikalonis

Penalties against the MSU defense were a big factor in the 17-13 loss at Notre Dame on Saturday. The coaching staff is also facing questions about the decision to replace starting quarterback Connor Cook late in the game.

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