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Stateside for Wednesday, February 10, 2016

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  • Governor Rick Snyder’s budget proposal for the coming fiscal year pays a lot of attention to Flint’s drinking water crisis and the state’s infrastructure shortcomings. We have more from our It’s Just Politics team of Zoe Clark and Rick Pluta.

Listen to the interview with Zoe Clark and Rick Pluta

  • In the wake of the Flint water crisis, there are some who are calling for criminal charges to be filed against Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and other state and local officials. But how likely is it that anyone will actually be accused of a crime?
  • It has been quite a journey for Northport native Nathan Scherrer. Four years ago, he moved from Michigan to Los Angeles with a few hundred dollars and was working as an intern, hoping to find a way to get into the business of making music videos. And now, this Monday, he will be at the Staples Center hoping to hear his name called at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards.
  • For 70 years, locals and tourists in Harbor Springs have enjoyed the town's deer park, where a small herd of deer live inside a two-acre, fenced-in enclosure. But a few years ago, activists began an effort to shut the park down. Interlochen Public Radio’s Aaron Selbig reports.
  • The debate over fish farming in Michigan has arrived in Lansing. Hearings are taking place at the state Capitol as environmental groups argue against a permit issued by the Department of Environmental Quality. Mark Luttenton, a professor of Biology at Grand Valley State University and Josh Greenberg, owner of the Gates Au Sable Lodge in Grayling, joined Stateside to discuss the debate.
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