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Stateside for Thursday, March 31, 2016

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  • There's a medical procedure called debridement, in which dead or contaminated tissue or foreign material is removed. That seems to be what's happening with this week's federal indictments of a dozen past and present Detroit Public School principals, among others. 
    Daniel Howes gives us an update on the federal indictments surrounding Detroit Public Schools
  • Nine of the 700 monarch butterflies released from the Toledo Zoo last year have been spotted in central Mexico
  • A Dearborn woman managed to turn her spur-of-the-moment Twitter handle into a huge water donationfor the people of Flint.
  • Every year, the United States spends $218 billion growing, transporting, and processing food that no one ever eats. An Ann Arbor-based recycling company is trying to spread the word about food waste and suggest ways to solve the problem.
  • It's been 10 years since the debut of the Pure Michigan campaign. Has the Flint water crisis tainted Pure Michigan's message?
    Our conversation with Lindsay VanHulle
  • Curtis Hertel Sr. died suddenly this week. Paul Hillegonds joins us to reflect on his friend and colleague's life and work, and their time together as Co-Speakers of the Michigan House of Representatives. 
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