pro choice en Stateside for Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 <div><p>As Detroit continues the process of bankruptcy, there's lots of talk about turning over a new leaf in the city, a rejuvenation. But headlines have recently turned to the legal troubles of City Councilman George Cushingberry. On today's show: Can Detroit change its image if there are still leaders courting controversy?</p></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Then, we spoke to an artist who's trying to change the way we think about abortion and issues of contraception through art.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>And, w<span style="line-height: 1.5;">e want everything modern medicine can offer, but as taxpayers we want health care costs controlled. Is there a way</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;we achieve both goals?</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">First on the show, a</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">s Gov. Snyder prepares to reveal his 2014-15 budget tomorrow morning, there will be many eyes fixed on how much he proposes to put into K-12 education.</span><br />&nbsp;</div><p>In the “Comeback Kid” Snyder campaign ad unveiled during the Super Bowl, amidst the talk of jobs was the claim “education funding’s up”. Yet many of his critics claim the governor cut $1 billion from K-12 education.</p><p>So what’s the truth about education funding? And what should we expect to see for schools in the about-to-be released budget?</p><p>Detroit Free Press Lansing reporter Paul Egan joined us today.</p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 21:31:04 +0000 Stateside Staff 16302 at Stateside for Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 New art series presents abortion and contraception as part of human history <p>Can art and history change the tone of the conversation in the pro-choice movement?</p><p>Artist and activist Heather Ault believes they can.</p><p>Heather is the founder of 4000 Years for Choice. She's created an art series that presents abortion and contraception as a part of human history, a history of women seeking to control their reproduction.</p><p>Her posters are currently on exhibit at the Lane Hall Gallery on the University of Michigan campus.</p><p>Heather Ault joined us today.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 21:17:36 +0000 Stateside Staff 16301 at New art series presents abortion and contraception as part of human history State legislature adopts abortion insurance ban <p></p><p>It’s Thursday, the day we talk about Michigan politics with Ken Sikkema, former Senate Majority Leader and Senior Policy Fellow at Public Sector Consultants, and Susan Demas, publisher of Inside Michigan Politics.</p><p>The state legislature is wrapping up the session this week. On Wednesday, a controversial voter-initiated bill put forward by Right to Life was passed by the Republican majority House and Senate. The bill bans abortion coverage in standard insurance plans, which means Michiganders will have to purchase a separate additional rider if they want abortion covered as part of their insurance plan. This bill does not provide exceptions for rape or incest. It also does not provide an exception when the life of the mother is at risk. A similar bill was vetoed by Governor Snyder last year, but as a voter initiated bill, he doesn’t have that power this time around.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p></p><p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:34:00 +0000 Jennifer White 15666 at State legislature adopts abortion insurance ban Petition drive will seek to ban automatic abortion coverage in Michigan <p>A state elections board has given the go-ahead to a petition drive that would enact a restriction on abortions.</p><p>The initiative would ban abortion coverage as a part of basic insurance policies.</p><p>Instead, customers and businesses that offer employee coverage would have to buy a separate rider for insurance coverage.</p><p>The effort seeks to enact a requirement that was vetoed by Governor Rick Snyder.</p><p>If the drive succeeds, the Legislature could adopt the law without the threat of a veto.</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 15:48:40 +0000 Rick Pluta & Mark Brush 12684 at Petition drive will seek to ban automatic abortion coverage in Michigan