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Stateside 4.26.2016

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  • A planned vote on the 180-day signature window on gathering signatures for statewide petition drives came to a sudden end Monday, when State Board of Canvassers Vice-Chair Norm Shinkleabruptly left the meeting.
  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is out with its 2016 National Health Security Preparedness Index. Just how prepared is Michigan to respond to a public health emergency?
  • Mother Nature in all her fury is nothing to trifle with, which is why Michigan recently held a statewide tornado drill. We talk tornadoes with MLive and Farmerweather.commeteorologist Mark Torregrossa.
  • The University of Michigan Men's Glee Club has premiered a multi-movement work called The Seven Last Words of the Unarmed. The song uses the final words of seven unarmed African-American men who were shot and killed by police and others. Composer Joel Thompson and professor Eugene Rogers join us to talk about the piece.
  • Federal law requires colleges and universities to report on-campus crime data, so that parents and students can make informed decisions when choosing a school. Off-campus crime reports, however, are not required. Should they be? Is that even logistically possible?
  • The historic Charlotte Apartments in Detroit's Cass Corridor have been transformed from a decaying hotbed of crime, drug-dealing and prostitution into a newly-renovated home for homeless veterans and people with disabilities. 

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