Gov. Rick Snyder has taken direct control over the state office tasked with monitoring Michigan’s worst performing schools.

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Catch a preview of the upcoming South by Southwest Film Festival and previews of films opening around here this weekend on this week's 'Cinema Chat' with David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director and CEO, Russ Collins.


Gilman Halsted is the Criminal Justice reporter in Madison. He covers the courts and the prison system also writes and produces general assignment stories for the daily state newscasts.

Gilman began his career in journalism late in life. He spent ten years as a social worker and then English teacher in Bangladesh, Washington DC, India and Wisconsin before landing his first job as a Public Radio reporter in Kenosha in 1988. He worked for three years as the news director at a Community College Station in Panama City, Florida, then for six years as a Wisconsin Public Radio regional bureau reporter in Wausau. He has been working in Madison since the summer of 2000.

Ford Lake in Ypsilanti Township is likely much better than its reputation. Measures have been taken to combat algae blooms, clean-up pollution and make it a destination site for water recreation. This week, we  talk to Ypsilanti Township’s Director of Residential Services Jeff Allen.

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Free program allows residents to safely dispose of devices containing the hazardous material

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Tenants would have to get permission from their landlord to smoke or grow medical marijuana inside rental units. That’s under a bill approved today (Tue.) by the state Senate.

State Senator Rebekah Warren of Ann Arbor was one of three Democrats who voted against the measure.

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Gov. Rick Snyder says there’s no backup plan to boost road funding if voters reject a sales tax increase in May.

Snyder urged listeners to vote “yes” on the measure during an appearance on Michigan Public Radio’s statewide call-in program “Michigan Calling.”

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The Michigan Public Radio Network's Rick Pluta sat down with the Republican Governor, Rick Snyder on Monday, March 9th,  on our call-in program "Michigan Calling." 

Snyder took questions from the Michigan Public Radio Network's statewide audience. 

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