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Stateside for Thursday, May 8, 2014

Eleven-thousand rape kits were discovered abandoned in a Detroit Police crime lab five years ago. Since that discovery, only about 2,000 kits have undergone DNA testing.

Why have thousands of rape kits still gone untested? And what's the broader message sent to victims of rape?

Later in the show, a recent Oxford University report warns that robots could replace nearly half of the current U.S. workforce. Can humans keep ahead of the technology that's changing the workforce?

First on the show, a poll released today by the group Business Leaders for Michigan finds that 66% of Michigan voters support Gov. Rick Snyder's pledge to have the state contribute to help settle Detroit's bankruptcy. The survey found 20% of voters oppose a state contribution, and slightly more than 13% don't know if they are for or against.

There have been several ideas floated as to how much the state would give to what's known as the “grand bargain.” Today, folks are getting a look at legislation that could spell that all out.

Detroit News reporter Chad Livengood joined us.

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