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9:04 am
Wed May 28, 2014

WestSouthwest - May 28th, 2014

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WestSouthwest for May 28th, 2014

The Democratic candidate for Congress in Michigan's 6th Congressional District joins us, and we discuss a study on Michigan's foster care system. 

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Foster Care
8:53 am
Wed May 28, 2014

WSW: Study Finds Racial Disparities in Michigan's Foster System

Class of Seita Scholars at Western Michigan University
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WestSouthwest with Paul Elam

The report by the Michigan Race Equity Coalition finds minority children are more likely to live in families investigated for abuse and neglect. 

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Election 2014
8:16 am
Wed May 28, 2014

WSW: Democratic Candidate Says Upton No Longer a Moderate

Paul Clements
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WestSouthwest with Paul Clements

    

Western Michigan University Professor Paul Clements says climate change is one of the major issues that convinced him to challenge Congressman Fred Upton. 

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Minimum Wage
7:34 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Minimum Wage Increase Signed Into Law

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Gongwer News Service Editor Zach Gorchow on the increase in Michigan's minimum wage

Gongwer News Service Editor Zach Gorchow says Republicans feared a ballot proposal to boost the minimum wage of $10.10 an hour. 

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Campaign Spending
6:53 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Analysis Shows Independent Spending Dominating Gubernatorial and Senate Campaigns

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Most of the money being spent on ads in Michigan's campaign for Governor and U.S. Senate comes from outside groups. 

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