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Stateside: lawsuit accuses Nassar of 1992 rape; the science behind the northern lights

northern lights above the mackinac bridge
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Auroras, like the one pictured here, can be caused by high speed solar winds that cause "geomagnetic storms."

Today on Stateside, an explosive lawsuit against Michigan State University alleges that Larry Nassar raped an MSU athlete in 1992, and university officials covered it up. Plus, the best plays and musicals from Michigan’s local theater scene this month.

Click above to hear the full show or find individual segments below:

Lawsuit claims MSU covered up alleged 1992 rape of MSU athlete by Larry Nassar

Stateside’s conversation with Detroit News reporter Kim Kozlowski

  • Detroit News reporter Kim Kozlowski explains the explosive allegations against Larry Nassar and Michigan State University in a lawsuit filed Monday in federal court.

Theater Talk: "School of Rock," Ada Lovelace, and "The Wild Party"

Stateside’s conversation with David Kiley, publisher of Encore Michigan

  • David Kiley of Encore Michigan runs through some of the best local theater happening around the state this month.

Taiwanese orchestra collaborates with Michigan musicians for a series of performances

Stateside’s conversation with Theresa Chang, president of the MiTai

  • Dr. Theresa Chang, president of the Michigan Taiwanese American Organization (MiTAI), talks about performancesfrom the visiting National Chinese Orchestra Taiwan.

Republican Candius Stearns on how business, healthcare experience will help her win 9th District

Stateside’s conversation with Republican congressional candidate Candius Stearns

  • Candius Stearns, Republican candidate running for Michigan’s 9th Congressional District, on why she’s running to replace retiring Congressman Sander Levin.

The science behind Michigan’s northern lights display tonight

Stateside’s conversation with University of Michigan associate professor Justin Kasper

  • Justin Kasper, associate professor in the department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering at the University of Michigan, tells us what’s causing tonight’s northern lights display in Michigan.

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