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Judy Putnam with Sue Carter
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Current State talks to Lansing State Journal columnist Judy Putnam about her recent columns on the Lansing City Market and taxidermy squirrels, among other topics. 

A few times a week, our next guest works hard to report on people in mid-Michigan who are arguably getting the short end of the stick.  Judy Putnam’s “local advocacy” column appears times weekly in the Lansing State Journal.

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America is debating the pros and cons of the Iran nuclear deal.  Some influential legislators, including Michigan Senator Gary Peters, are still making up their minds. They might be swayed by retired Israeli general Uzi Eilam, who is in Detroit to explain why he supports the controversial accord.   

Arguably the most pressing issue currently before the U.S. Senate and House is whether to support the Iran nuclear accord. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been a vocal opponent of the accord.

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The Michigan Public Radio Network's Rick Pluta updates us on the latest in the scandal involving Michigan Representatives Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat. 

  

The latest significant development in the scandal involving Michigan Representatives Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat occurred yesterday.  

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Current State checks in with Detroit Free Press reporter Paul Egan and publisher of Gongwer News in Lansing John Lindstrom about August's biggest news stories.

At the end of every month, Current State takes a few minutes to review all that’s worth reviewing in state government and politics. 

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Michigan government leaders continue to weigh in on the peculiar twists and turns in the Courser-Gamrat scandal.  

Current State talks with House Minority Leader Rep. Tim Greimel, who has called for Attorney General Bill Schuette to lead an investigation into whether blackmail or other crimes were committed. 

Also joining us is Mlive reporter Jonathan Oosting, whose reporting this week explored who may have been behind a series of threatening text messages sent to people involved in the scandal or its cover up. 

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