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Stateside for Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Today on Stateside:

It's been 50 years since there was a top-to-bottom review of our criminal justice system. U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., is co-sponsoring a bipartisan bill that would create a National Criminal Justice Commission to conduct this review.

We’re all used to Michigan weather wildly fluctuating, but it can still be hard to know what to plant and when. MLive and farmerweather.com meteorologist Mark Torregrossa gives us some tips.

A new study from the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation at the University of Michigan has concluded that health care spending looks very different from state to state. Director Marianne Udow-Phillips is here to talk to us about the results.

Joel Mabus is an eclectic folk musician from Southern Illinois who now calls Michigan his home. He’s here to talk with us today about his new album, A Bird In This World.

Governor Snyder is proposing to divide Detroit Public Schools into two separate districts: a brand-new debt-free district to educate students, and an "old" district that would just exist to pay down $483 million in crushing debt. Chastity Pratt Dawsey of Bridge Magazine discusses the plan.

Consumers no longer fear autonomous cars, a recent report from JD Power & Associates says. David Sullivan is an auto-industry analyst with AutoPacific, and he’s with us today to talk about it.

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