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Stateside for Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015

  • Earlier this year Gov. Rick Snyder made an appointment to the three-person Michigan Public Service Commission, the group that approves or rejects utility rate requests. His decision to appoint a former power company lobbyist raised more than a few eyebrows.
  • Tonight, the Headlands International Dark Sky Park near Mackinaw City will be hosting stargazers who want the best seat in the house for one of the big events of the year: the famed Leonid meteor shower will peak between midnight and dawn tomorrow. 
  • A year ago, Brother Guy Consolmagno became the first clergyman to win the Carl Sagan Medal. The Michigan native and recently appointed director of the Vatican Observatory joins us today.
  • Michigan Radio's That's What They Say co-host Anne Curzan helps us pronounce "a" and "the."
  • Bills sitting on the state Senate floor would allow concealed pistol license holders to carry in schools and other areas that are currently off-limits but would also prevent what's known as "open carry" in those places. April Zeoli, an associate professor at Michigan State University's School of Criminal Justice, weighs in.
    April Zeoli tells us about some possible changes to Michigan's gun laws being considered by the state Senate

  • To help Flint residents escape food deserts, MTA has introduced "Ride to Groceries," a special bus that takes shoppers to grocery stores.
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