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Stateside for Thursday, May 14, 2015

Today on Stateside:

Democrats and some Republicans are criticizing the state Senate for voting today to repeal prevailing wage requirements. Michigan Public Radio’s Jake Neher reports.

The Porous Borders Festival celebrates the vibrant border between Detroit and Hamtramck. We speak with Hinterlands co-director Liza Bielby. 

Here’s a way to reflect on life: write letters of gratitude throughout the year and address them to people who matter most. That’s what Ron Dorr did. We check in to hear how it's going. 

Is Detroit on its way to becoming the next Silicon Valley? And is Silicon Valley starting to look a little like Detroit? Bruce Katz of the Brookings Institution thinks so.

165 years ago this month, a Hungarian obstetrician named Ignaz Semmelweiswho dared to challenge his colleagues to wash their hands before touching patients was hounded out of the profession. Dr. Howard Markel takes us back to 1850. 

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