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Stateside for Monday, November 17, 2014

Today on Stateside:

  • The legal team for April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse filed their appeal today with the US Supreme Court.  They want the court to rule that Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. Rick Pluta, Lansing Bureau Chief for the Michigan Public Radio Network is here. 

  • Michigan Radio's newest project is The Next Big Idea. Here with us today are Joe Linstroth and Jeff DeGraff, who discuss what innovation means to them and what they're looking for.

  • As winter approaches, the Covenant House Michigan is thinking of the homeless youth population. Listen to Mellisa Golpe and how Covenant House Michigan is trying to raise money to help this vulnerable demographic.

  • Gourmet Magazine's life spanned over six decades before finally folding in 2009. Listen to Janice Longone, adjunct curator of culinary history at the University of Michigan discuss the history of Gourmet Magazine.

  • This is the time lawmakers often make a big push to pass pet bills and there are several in play right now that could mean big changes for students and teachers. Listen to Chastity Pratt Dawsey, reporter for Bridge Magazine, discuss what this means.
  • Lots of people daydream about ditching their jobs and doing something that they truly love. Heather Merritt is someone who did just that. Listen to Merritt discuss her career change and how it came about.

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