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School Superintendent And Board Continue Their Standoff

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November 14, 2013

On this show, we look at the battle between the state superintendent of public instruction, the state school board and the governor.

The numbers are in and they are lower than expected for the health care exchanges for the Affordable Care Act. Also, in the hour leading up to the show, bowing to political pressure, the president announced the federal government will allow people to keep their non-conforming policies for another year.

Gary has been dealing with what to do with abandoned buildings.  Detroit has been way ahead of the curve on ways to grapple with a shrinking city. We talk to someone who helped setup the landbacks in Michigan.

Carbon emissions are down in the US and in Indiana. We talk about the future of coal-fired power plants with the Union of Concerned Scientists.

 

Guests include:

Kosali Simon Professor The School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) Indiana University

Danielle Lewinski Vice President and Director of Michigan Initiatives Center for Community Progress

John Rogers, the senior energy analyst for the Climate and Energy program of the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Dan Carden Times of NWI

 

 

 

 

 

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