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Stateside for Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Today on Stateside:

County clerks across Michigan are preparing for whatever way the U.S. Supreme Court rules on same-sex marriage. Former State Representative Barb Byrum, now the Ingham county clerk, is here to talk about the upcoming decision.

Why are some people choosing to spell their name with all lower-case letters? Professor of English at the University of Michigan Anne Curzan talks us through the history of capitalization.

This summer marks the 32nd season for Stone Circle, a space for poetry, storytelling, and music on the Antrim County family farm near Elk Rapids. As part of our ongoing series “Poetically Speaking,” we talk with Terry Wooten about Stone Circle and his newly released collection of poems, The Stone Circle of Poems.

Some in Michigan believe that our public universities are skirting the Open Meetings Act. State Rep. Martin Howrylak introduced a bill in the House that he hopes will change that.

Wayne State law professor and water law specialist Noah Hall is here to teach us about the laws regarding Michigan’s thousands of creeks and rivers in today’s edition of “Water Rules."

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