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Radio Made in Michigan
11:19 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Current State #168 | September 30, 2013

Today on Current State: September's biggest's stories in review; Michigan's Bureau of Services for Blind Persons; and a biography of the young Gerald Ford.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:18 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Month in Review: September 2013 | WKAR

On the last weekday of each month, Current State looks back on the biggest news stories around Michigan with a panel of journalists. Tim Skubick of WKAR-TV and Rick Pluta of the Michigan Public Radio Network join Current State to discuss the Michigan GOP establishment pushback against the Tea Party, common core education standards, the possible federal government shutdown, and more.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:17 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Revamped state agency seeks to improve services for the blind

Braille reading materials are among the services provided by the Michigan Bureau of Services for Blind Persons.
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Very few of the books published every year come out in a version that is accessible to the millions of people who are visually impaired. Earlier this year,  a treaty to address the problem was finalized. It's called "The Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons who are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled.”

What sorts of books and services are available to Michigan’s blind and visually impaired residents?

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:15 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Biography explores Gerald Ford's early years

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum in Grand Rapids includes an exhibit on Ford's early years.
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Gerald Ford was the only President who came from Michigan. Biographer Rick Boorem focuses on a time of President Ford’s life far removed from the pressures of the Presidency.  His book is called ‘Young Jerry Ford, Athlete and Citizen.’

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