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Radio Made in Michigan
1:04 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Current State #173 | October 7, 2013

Today on Current State: mental health care; a new virus makes dogs sick; and the "Lake Effects" exhibit at the Michigan Historical Museum.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:01 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Earley says lock-up more common than treatment for many with mentally illness

Pete Earley was a 2007 Pulitzer Prize finalist for 'Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness'.
Credit http://www.peteearley.com/

Across the nation, more and more people who are suffering from a severe mental illness are likely to wind up in prison than in a treatment facility. Here in Michigan, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, estimates that more than four times the number of people with mental illnesses are in prisons than in hospitals.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:58 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

New dog virus spreads to Michigan, MSU seeks answers

MSU veterinarians say two dogs with circovirus have died. However, they also were infected with other organisms that were more likely to have caused their deaths.
Credit flickr - Olathe Animal Hospital in Olathe, KS

Dog owners in Michigan have a new reason to keep an eye on their pets. Last week, Michigan State University clinicians announced the arrival in Michigan of a virus that can make dogs sick.  The canine circovirus was first identified in California just last April.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:56 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Beyond the Edmund Fitzgerald: Museum highlights Great Lakes natural disasters

This survival suit, part of the 'Lake Effects' exhibit at the Michigan Historical Museum, is designed for protection and flotation in frigid waters.
Credit Scott Pohl/WKAR

At the Michigan Historical Museum in Lansing, a new exhibit called “Lake Effects” examines the state’s weather history, including the state’s worst natural disasters.

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