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Stateside for Tuesday, June 16, 2015

  • Amir Hekmati has been in Iranian prison for nearly four years. Today, Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Flint Township, proposed a resolution stating that Iran must release the Americans it is holding and provide information on any other Americans it may be holding. Kildee joined us to talk about his proposal.

  • Two Michigan groups hoping to legalize marijuana in Michigan can begin collecting signatures to put the question on the 2016 ballot after a state elections board signed off on the groups' petition language. Michigan Public Radio’s Lansing reporter Jake Neher has been covering the story.

  • Roger Sutherland has been keeping bees for over 50 years. He joined us to talk about the history and business of bees in Michigan.

  • Sarah Price is the choir teacher at Saline High School. This week she releases her debut album. Price stopped by the studio to talk with us about her music.

  • A conversation about mental health coverage in Michigan after the state expanded its Medicaid program. Michael McCartan, former head of Community Mental Health for St Clair County joined us to talk about the problems he sees.
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