chris ward http://michiganradio.org en Stateside for Tuesday, April 8, 2014 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-tuesday-april-8-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A former Republican state representative says he was on the "wrong side of history" when he opposed same-sex marriage during his time in Lansing 10 years ago. On today's show, Chris Ward, former representative from Genoa County talked about the gay marriage ban and the future of the Republican Party.</span></p><p>Then, we spoke with a very talented Flint rapper about his music and raising the profile of the Flint community.</p><p><br />We heard from writer Deidre Stevens about the Ca-Choo Club, a very unique way to attract allergy sufferers to Sault Ste. Marie.</p><p>Also, a<span style="line-height: 1.5;">s Michigan's Aug. 5 primary and November election draw closer, there are some very tight races shaping up. W</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ho are the voters who could most influence the outcome of these races, depending upon whether they stay home or go to the polls?</span></p><p>First on the show, y<span style="line-height: 1.5;">esterday was the deadline to file objections to the disclosure statement spelling out Detroit's plan to climb out of its bankruptcy hole.</span></p><p>And yes, objections poured in – long lists of objections to the disclosure statement.</p><p>Detroit News reporter Chad Livengood joined us today to tell us who's objecting, why, and what comes next.</p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:10:27 +0000 Stateside Staff 17150 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Tuesday, April 8, 2014 Former Republican state representative says he was wrong to oppose same-sex marriage http://michiganradio.org/post/former-republican-state-representative-says-he-was-wrong-oppose-same-sex-marriage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It is never too late to offer a public "mea culpa" for taking a political action that you later believe was a serious mistake.</span></p><p>That's the idea behind a <a href="http://republicus.blogspot.com/2014/03/being-on-wrong-side-history.html">recent entry</a> on the blog Republicus.</p><p>Former Republican State Rep. Chris Ward wrote the post declaring that he'd been on the "wrong side of history" when he opposed same-sex marriage during his time in Lansing. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 18:37:46 +0000 Stateside Staff 17146 at http://michiganradio.org Former Republican state representative says he was wrong to oppose same-sex marriage