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Politics & Culture
Tue November 5, 2013
Stateside for Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
On this Election Day 2013 we focus on women in politics - or, the lack-thereof.
The number of women in the Michigan Legislature is at a 20 year low.
We'll ask why and what the consequences might be, later in the show.
And yoga and gentrification. We'll explore what an increase in yoga studios in a city like Detroit can mean for long-time residents.
But first, plans by a Canadian power company to store nuclear waste underground right near Lake Huron have drawn the attention of some members of Michigan's Congressional delegation.
As we first told you on Stateside this past August, Ontario Power Generation has proposed building a nuclear waste disposal facility at its Bruce Nuclear Power Site. That's near the city of Kincardine, which is located less than a mile from Lake Huron.
If approved, the site would house 52 million gallons of low and intermediate level nuclear waste.
Those expressing alarm about this proposal are Congressman Sander Levin, Gary Peters, John Dingell, and my next guest, Congressman Dan Kildee, Democrat from Flint Township.