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  1. Reporter's Notebook: "Should I be worried about lead in my tap water?"Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Michigan Radio

    Drinking water has been shut off in Detroit's public schools after voluntary tests found elevated lead and copper levels in 57 of 86 schools tested. But, as Michigan Radio's Lindsey Smith has learned, this isn't completely unexpected for any city as old as Detroit: After reporting on the Flint water crisis, there's one question people have asked me over and over: Should I be worried about lead We can look at the numbers cities provide in annual reports.

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  2. David DiChiera, founder of Michigan Opera Theater, dies. Hear his most recent Stateside interview.Read the original story

    Mar 6, 2015 | Michigan Radio

    The founder of one of Detroit's most important cultural institutions has died. Michigan Opera Theatre founder David DiChiera was 83 years old.

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  3. Former Michigan Senator John Kelly dies of heart attackRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | Michigan Radio

    Former Senator John Francis Kelly, who served four consecutive terms in the Michigan State Senate and helped push Michigan to become the last state needed to ratify the 27th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, has died of a heart attack. He was 69. John Kelly was born and raised in Detroit and represented the city during his 16 years in the Senate.

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  4. Detroit city council member's "People's Bills" tackle some of city's inequitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 17 | Michigan Radio

    One Detroit city council member is putting forth a slew of proposals she says will help correct some major inequities in the city. Council President Pro-Tem Mary Sheffield's bills aim to address a widely-held perception: that while pockets of Detroit boom with new development, most of the city's longtime residents aren't seeing any benefits.

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  5. Marygrove reboot is neighborhood's opportunity to shineRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 15 | Michigan Radio

    Nearly two years after Detroit's Marygrove College faced financial collapse, the tiny school is opening a new chapter, thanks to some of the region's biggest players. And the Detroit Public Schools Community District gets a chance to prove its mettle under new leadership.

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  6. Talking about the downtown development dilemmaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 14 | Michigan Radio

    Over 200 people joined Morning Edition host Doug Tribou at Bill's Beer Garden in Ann Arbor this past Tuesday for our Issues & Ale discussion about the challenges surrounding downtown development in cities that are booming across Michigan. Doug was joined by panelists Christopher Taylor, Mayor of Ann Arbor; Carolyn Loh, Associate Prof.

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  7. Federal prosecutors add new charges in female genital mutilation caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 6 | Michigan Radio

    Federal prosecutors have filed new charges in a female genital cutting case against Michigan doctor Jumana Nargawala and seven other defendants. Dr. Nagarwala has already been charged with performing female genital mutilation on two girls from Minnesota and four girls from Michigan at a Livonia clinic, with the new indictment bringing the total to nine.

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  8. Detroit students headed back to schools with new curriculum, more teachers, and water coolersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 4 | Michigan Radio

    Michigan's largest school district was back in session Tuesday, as around 50,000 students in the Detroit Public Schools Community District headed back to class. For one thing, they're getting their drinking water from water coolers, not water fountains or sinks.

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  9. 515 Detroit families will get to stay in their homes, thanks to tax foreclosure buy-back programRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 1 | Michigan Radio

    They're on the list for a buy-back program that involves the city of Detroit, Wayne County, and a non-profit housing group. "It's powerful, it's incredible what we can have," Oberholtzer said.

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  10. SMART millage survives Macomb County recountRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 31 | Michigan Radio

    Macomb voters approved the millage by just 39 votes this month. That prompted the group Michigan Taxpayers Alliance to request a partial recount.

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  11. Joy, memories, and music: Detroit remembers Aretha FranklinRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 28 | Michigan Radio

    Detroit's Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History began a two-day memorial and public viewing for Aretha Franklin Tuesday morning, and thousands from around the country are coming to pay last respects to Detroit's own Queen of Soul. The mood of the crowd lined up outside the Wright Museum in the early afternoon was upbeat, even joyous.

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  12. Will Detroit's lawsuit bring down cost of auto insurance in Michigan?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 24 | Michigan Radio

    Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and a handful of residents have filed a federal lawsuit against the state of Michigan over the high cost of auto insurance. Michigan's average rate is twice that of the national average.

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  13. Join Michigan Radio for Issues & Ale - The Downtown DilemmaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 23 | Michigan Radio

    Issues & Ale: The Downtown Dilemma Tue, Sept 11, 6:30-8:00 PM Bill's Beer Garden 218 S Ashley St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 . Many urban centers, including Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and Detroit, are booming, but that's changing the look and character of these areas and impacting who lives there.

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  14. Michigan writer went from studying computers to penning award-winning mystery novelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 23 | Michigan Radio

    The Alex McKnight series centers around a former Detriot cop who leaves the force behind and moves to Paradise, Michigan. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Alex McKnight mystery series, and author Steve Hamilton is still turning out new books.

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  15. Real estate is hot in Detroit. But its top owner, the city, isn't selling.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 23 | Michigan Radio

    More than 1 in 3 Detroit homes have gone into foreclosure in the past 15 years, creating miles of blight. The Detroit Land Bank was supposed to assemble and sell vacant homes but some contend it is too slow to do so.

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  16. How 1834 Detroit became the perfect breeding ground for a cholera epidemicRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 22 | Michigan Radio

    Rachel Clark says the lack of proper sewage systems in 1834 Detroit made the city ripe for a cholera outbreak. Michigan has a long list of water problems: raw sewage overflowing into the Great Lakes, PFAS chemicals in groundwater and, of course, the countless lead pipes that contributed to the Flint water disaster.

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  17. Taxpayer group files recount for Macomb County bus tax proposalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 22 | Michigan Radio

    The Michigan Taxpayers Alliance wants Macomb County to recount the votes cast for a bus tax proposal in Macomb County. Voters approved the measure by 39 votes.

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  18. Hiring has become year-round effort for districts facing teacher shortagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    Summer is winding down. Parents and kids are out doing their back-to-school shopping.

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  19. Rising rents. Falling wages. Detroit's poor face housing crisis.Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    Clark Washington Jr. works 10 hours a day, five days a week driving a hi-lo on a shift that starts at 9 p.m. He keeps his costs low, living with his 70-year-old father, and only has one major expense: his cell phone. Trouble is, he makes entry-level wages, $9 an hour, and that makes it hard nowadays to find housing in Detroit, the poorest big city in the United States .

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  20. Stateside 8.20.2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    Today on Stateside , Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer picks Detroiter Garland Gilchrist her running mate. Also, the state of Michigan is mounting murals in Chicago to lure those Chicagoans to Michigan's big cities.

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