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Stateside: Ford vs. Trump, glowing U.P. rocks, corned beef with an Indian twist

a collection of glowing rocks known as "yooperlites"
Erik Rintamaki
"Yooperlites" get their glow from a rare fluorescent mineral called sodalite.

Today on Stateside, why President Trump's tweets are unlikely to change Ford's decision to move small car production abroad. Plus, why rocks in the U.P. are giving off an alien glow. (No, it does not involve extraterrestrials.)

Listen above for the full show, or find individual segments below. 

Ford won’t be moving production of Focus hatchback to the U.S. Here’s why.

Kristen Dziczek, VP of the Labor and Economics Group at the Center for Automotive Research, explains why President Trump’s tweets aren’t going tochange Ford’s mindon building a Focus hatchback in the U.S.

Tennis drama overshadows first full week of college and professional football

Stateside's conversation with Michigan Radio sports commentator John U. Bacon

Michigan Radio sports commentator John U. Bacon talks about the dispute between Serena Williams and an umpire at the US Open, plus the first week of the fall football season.

Detroit food truck combines classic Jewish deli fare with Indian flavors

Stateside's conversation with Matt Daniels and Meghana Shrivastava, owners of the Nu Deli food truck

Matt Daniels and Meghana Shrivastava, owners of the Nu Delifood truck, talk about how they came up with the idea for a food truck that serves Jewish deli food with Indian flavors.

Stateside's ongoing series "Beyond the Coney" highlights the growers, entrepreneurs, and culinary experts behind Michigan's diverse food economy.

Could training teachers like medical students keep more of them in the classroom?

Elizabeth Moje, Dean of the School of Education at the University of Michigan

Elizabeth Moje, Dean of the School of Education at the University of Michigan, explains a new teacher training modelthat borrows from the world of medicine.

Democrat Andy Levin talks being a “hellraiser,” Trump, and bringing the country together

Stateside's conversation with 9th Congressional District candidate Andy Levin.

Andy Levin, Democratic congressional candidate for Michigan’s 9th District, on why he’s running for the seat his father Sander Levin has held for 35 years.

Upper Peninsula rocks give off otherworldly glow thanks to a rare mineral

Stateside's conversation with rock and gem dealer Erik Rintamaki

Rock and gem dealer Erik Rintamaki tells Stateside how he first came across a special kind of glowing rock he’s dubbed “Yooperlites.”

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