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Radio Made in Michigan
1:17 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Current State #165 | September 24, 2013

Today on Current State: Canada and Michigan seek to strengthen economic ties; the anniversary of the last execution in Michigan; our first Great Lakes Month in Review segment; our Detroit’s Water Renaissance series: The Rouge River part two; and a book about family secrets is the next "Great Michigan Read".

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:14 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

In Port Huron, Michigan and Canada seek to strengthen economic ties

With nearly one third of Michigan manufacturing jobs dependent on exports, Canada is major player in this state’s economic recovery.
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Exporting is big business in Michigan, and no country is more crucial than our neighbor to the north: Canada.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:11 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Michigan led way in banning death penalty

Michigan was the first English speaking jurisdiction in the world to do away with capital punishment.
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On this day 183 years ago, thousands of people gathered to watch the second and the last execution in Michigan. Stephen Simmons was sentenced to death for the murder of his wife. From this case eventually came the end of capital punishment in the State.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:07 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Detroit’s Water Renaissance: A river with old enemies and new allies

A Great Blue Heron shares a log with a turtle along the Rouge.
Karen Schaefer

Water attracted early settlers to Detroit and water fueled its growth. Now it’s an important asset to the city’s recovery.

So far we’ve looked at lucrative walleye fishing on the Detroit River, daylighting streams, rebuilding shorelines and the destruction of the Rouge River. Today we explore efforts to clean up the Rouge.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:45 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Great Lakes Month in Review: commission urges action on algae blooms

Gary Wilson says The International Joint Commission uncharacteristically released strong recommendations about how to combat harmful algae blooms.
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This week we start our segment Great Lakes Month in Review. We'll take time each month to recap environmental news from around the Great Lakes Basin with Chicago-based commentator and journalist Gary Wilson.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:38 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Family secret prompts the new Great Michigan Read

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Family secrets are often the stuff of suspenseful movies and fictional page-turners.  Detroit native Steve Luxenberg discovered his family had one of its own—the existence of an aunt who had been shut away in a mental institution.

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