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Stateside for Thursday, May 1, 2014

Federal money may be on the table for helping Detroit get back on its feet. Detroit Free Press Washington, D.C. reporter Todd Spangler joined us.

Writer Anna Clark has identified Kalamazoo as an up-and-coming literary hotspot in Michigan, and she joined us to tell us why. 

After 10 years, Michigan's state librarian, Nancy Robertson, is retiring. She shared what she thinks will be the future of libraries in the state. 

University of Michigan's Shapiro Undergraduate Library has come up with an inventive plan to help solve students' sleep deprivation: a newly installed napping station for students trying to get some rest during long days and nights of studying. 

Ford Motor Company announced today that CEO Alan Mulally is retiring, and COO Mark Fields will be  his successor. 

A new app called Entrain was developed by University of Michigan researchers. The app is intended to crunch numbers to help minimize jet lag. 


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