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Stateside, Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Today on Stateside:

  • Are business tax breaks and credits leaving a gaping hole in the general fund? Detroit News reporter Chad Livengood explains the debate over tax fairness in Lansing.
  • West Michigan’s first “live escape room” is opening next month in the town of Walker, near Grand Rapids. Escape Michigan’s marketing manager CJ DeVries tells us more. 
  • Michigan has inspired many of America's greatest storytellers. Now, writer Anna Clark offers up profiles of Michigan's Literary Luminaries
  • Nick Cave has come home to Cranbrook. The artist, fabric sculptor, and dancer will soon open an exhibition of his work at the Cranbrook Art Museum. It’s part of a seven-month-long performance series he’s been doing, using Detroit as his backdrop. 
  • A new report from the Education Trust-Midwest finds Michigan kids are on the fast track to the bottom of the national educational rankings. Amber Arellano, ETM's executive director, wants to change that. 
  • Writer Alana Semuels explores how self-segregation and concentrated affluence became normal in America in her recent piece for The Atlantic.

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