Stateside for Thursday, May 30th, 2013

May 30, 2013

If you live in Michigan there’s a good chance you’ll head up north this summer, or maybe west to bask in the sun on Lake Michigan, but if you’re still not sure where to escape this summer, we have some fun tips on hidden vacation gems you are sure to enjoy.

And, Rick Pluta gave us an update on the Mackinac Policy Conference.

And, Daniel Howes shared his insights on how the financial and investing world views the Detroit auto companies.

Also, marketing professor Michael Bernacchi spoke with us about whether GM and Chevy are getting a visibility bump from the new season of Mad Men.

But first on the show, it appears the 2014 race for Michigan governor has taken a big step toward being firmed up.

Former Michigan Congressman Mark Schauer has filed papers to run as a Democrat. Other Democrats had tested the water...explored their chances and stepped off in favor of Mark Schauer. His political career began with the Battle Creek City Commission on to the State Legislature and then to Congress, where he served one term representing the  Battle Creek area before being unseated in a 2011 rematch with Tim Walberg.

Mark Schauer is at the Mackinac Policy Conference and he joined us today from Mackinac Island.