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Stateside for Thursday, April 7, 2016

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  • Barbara Niess-May, executive director of SafeHouse Center, discusses why so many women don’t talk about their sexual assaults, and the national campaign “Start by Believing” to try to change that.
  • The University Musical Society of the University of Michigan got a new leader on June 1, 1987. Now, we've learned Ken Fischer is going to retire at the end of next year.
Listen to our interview with UMS president Ken Fischer

  • After a financial crisis that all but crippled the country, Icelanders decided it was time to rewrite their constitution. And to do so, they turned to crowdsourcing.
  • First, Ford announced it's building a $1.6 billion plant in Mexico. Then, Fiat Chrysler announced it is cutting a shift at its Sterling Heights Assembly Plant. We get into the economics behind these decisions
Listen to our interview with Detroit News business columnist

  • The University of Michigan held its Francis Medal ceremony this week. The Thomas Francis Jr. Medal in Global Public Health was awarded to Sir FazleHasan Abed, the founder of an international organization that works to end poverty by empowering the poor.

Listen to our interview with BRAC founder and chairperson Sir Fazle Hasan Abed

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