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Mon November 11, 2013
Stateside for Monday, November 11th, 2013
Driverless cars might just be a futurist's dream-no longer. The University of Michigan has announced its plans to bring a fleet of networked, driverless cars to Ann Arbor by the year 2021. We have the details on today's show.
And the temperatures are falling and parts of Michigan have snow on the ground. We asked if winter has already arrived.
Also, the Farm Bill passed last January took an important subsidy away from organic farmers. What does the loss of this subsidy mean to organic farmers in Michigan? And does a farm have to go through the trouble and expense of getting certified to be organic?
First on the show, it's been less than a week since voters in three very different Michigan cities all approved ballot initiatives allowing small amounts of marijuana for personal use on private property.
And that has pro-marijuana advocates hoping those votes will boost pressure on state lawmakers to legalize or decriminalize pot.
Michigan Public Radio Network's Lansing correspondent Jake Neher joined us today to give an overview of what efforts are underway.