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10/1/15: Flint Water / Orville Hubbard Statue / Planned Parenthood

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Governor Snyder announces action will be taken in the Flint drinking water situation, where blood-lead levels in children have increased since Flint stopped getting its water from the Detroit system and started using water from the Flint River. The team debates why the city didn’t wait until the new pipeline to Lake Huron was built before dropping Detroit’s water.

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9/24/15: GOP in Michigan / Pope & Politics / Clark Park

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We turn to MiWeek contributor Nolan Finley for a recap of the Republican presidential candidates’ visit to Mackinac Island last week. Plus, there’s a lot of other Michigan political stories for the team to discuss, including possible candidates for the 2018 Governor’s race and former lawmakers’ Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat’s plans to run again for their old seats.

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9/17/15: Republican Presidential Candidates / Getting to Work Report

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Six of the GOP presidential candidates will be on Mackinac Island on Friday. The MiWeek team looks at the fallout from the latest debate, the issues on the GOP agenda, and the role Michigan will play in the presidential race.

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9/10/15: Sex Scandal / Race Chaos / Dan Gilbert and Detroit

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All eyes are on Lansing this week for the dramatic testimony to determine if state representatives Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat should keep their jobs. They’ve both apologized for their affair and subsequent misconduct in office, and don’t want to be kicked out. Is it too little, too late? Tonight, the MiWeek team debates what should happen to the two lawmakers.

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9/3/15: Education in Michigan

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As parents cheer wildly, kids across the state are getting ready to go back to school after Labor Day. But what kind of education are they getting here in Michigan and how does it compare to other state? Tonight on MiWeek, host Christy McDonald and weekly contributors Nolan Finley and Stephen Henderson devote the entire show to education. Plus, an in-depth conversation w/ State Supt. Brian Whiston

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8/27/15: Part-Time Push / DIA Pay / Immigration Debate

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As state lawmakers enter a second year of working on a roads funding package, there are renewed calls for a part-time legislature that might be more effective at getting things done.

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8/20/15: Roads, the House, and School Enrollment

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Student enrollment is shrinking in Michigan's public schools, forcing districts to close buildings and make cuts due to a drop in enrollment-based revenue. The MiWeek team weighs in on the financial fallout and whether this trend will ever reverse.

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8/13/15: State House Sex Scandal / Trump in Michigan / Melissa Gilbert

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As details of an alleged cover-up plot involving two state lawmakers continue to emerge, the MiWeek team speculates on what will happen next to Rep. Todd Courser and Rep. Cindy Gamrat.

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8/6/15: Republican Presidential Debate / FBI Surveillance / Local Headlines

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The first of several Republican Presidential debates takes place Thursday night. The MiWeek team talks about the issues likely to come up for discussion and they speculate on the tone of the debate. Plus, community leaders in Dearborn are unhappy with recent sightings of an FBI spy plane used in surveillance programs. Is the investigation terror-related?

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7/30/15: A Conversation with Detroit Police Chief James Craig

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Tonight on MiWeek, Detroit Police Chief James Craig joins us in-studio for an in-depth conversation about crime in Detroit. The team will talk with Chief Craig about the rising incidences of gun violence in the city and overall crime in Detroit. Plus, we’ll discuss police chase policies and the need for community involvement in solving crimes.

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7/23/15: City Emails / County Money / Party Lines / Council Votes

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Governor Snyder announces that he is in agreement with the sate review team’s assessment of Wayne County – it is in financial emergency. Now, it’s up to the Wayne County Commission to determine the next steps.

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7/16/15: Flag Flap / Iran Deal / Illegal Art? / Good News

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General Motors stands behind Chevrolet’s sponsorship of Kid Rock’s summer tour, even though a local civil rights group is urging the automaker to cut financial ties with the singer because he may display a Confederate Flag on stage as he has in the past. Will this impact GM?

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7/9/15: Tuition Jump / Expert Advice for DPS / Registry Changes? / Empty Homes

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Some staggering numbers this week for students heading to college in Michigan this fall, as two universities decide to jack up tuition past the state’s cap. Even if you don’t have anyone going to college, the price of education and the lack of state funding will impact all of us here in the state. Also, as Detroit Public Schools drown in debt, education leaders come to the city to offer advice.

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MiWeek Web Exclusive: Extended Dan Varner Interview (7/9/15)

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As Detroit Public Schools closes out the fiscal year with a $238 million deficit, national education experts have been visiting the City at the invitation of Excellent Schools Detroit.  Christy interviews ESD CEO Dan Varner about the visits and what advice the school reformers are providing for improving education in Detroit.

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7/2/15: Detroit Schools / Regional Transportation / Kevyn Orr / Roundtable Discussion

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Tonight on MiWeek, we hear what Governor Snyder, Mayor Duggan, and members of the Coalition for the Future of Detroit Schoolchildren think about the future of Detroit schools. Plus, host Christy McDonald interviews CEO of the Regional Transit Authority, Michael Ford, about creating a master transportation plan for southeast Michigan.

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