Independent Streams (Week of August 22nd)

IOur weekly roundup of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research. Problems Singer To Donate Proceeds From Upcoming Detroit Concert To Processing Untested Rape Kits (link is external) Erykah Badu donated the proceeds from her Aug. 12 concert to help ease Detroit’s backlog of rape kits. IPPSR affiliate Rebecca Campbell was pivotal in the reform of Detroit’s …

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Independent Streams (Week of August 15th)

Independent Streams (Week of August 15th) | IPPSR Our weekly round-up of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research. Problems Flint Poisonings Haunt Mayor Whose Town Faces Michigan Takeover (link is external) Wayne, Michigan is a small suburb of Detroit that may soon fall under emergency management. IPPSR affiliate Eric Scorsone comments on the policy-related and economic …

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Independent Streams (Week of August 1st)

Independent Streams (Week of August 1st) | IPPSR Our weekly round-up of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research. Problems Missing In Action: Michigan’s Primary Voters (link is external) Michigan’s State House primary election takes place on Tuesday, August 2. IPPSR Director Matt Grossmann talks about the importance of voting despite historically low turnout in local elections. …

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Independent Streams (Week of July 25th)

Independent Streams (Week of July 25th) | IPPSR Our weekly round-up of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research. Problems How Much Does a Stable Home Affect A Child’s Education (link is external) IPPSR affiliate Joshua Cowen speaks to Michigan Radio about his new study that examines Michigan’s homeless student population. Why Clinton And Trump Backers Don’t …

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Independent Streams (Week of July 18th)

Our weekly round-up of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research. Problems What Is Second Rape And What Can We Do About It? (link is external) Vice President Joe Biden recently spoke about ending violence against women and the stigma of sexual assault. IPPSR affiliate Rebecca Campbell’s research on violence against women is cited. The Missing Link …

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Independent Streams (Week of July 11th)

Our weekly round-up of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research. Problems  This Could Be a Completely Different Strategy for Tackling the World’s Carbon Emissions (link is external) A new study suggests that reducing carbon emissions can be made more efficient by targeting plants that produce a greater share of emissions first. IPPSR affiliate Tom Dietz comments …

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Independent Streams (Week of July 4th)

Our weekly round-up of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research. Problems Here’s What the NY Times Got Wrong On Detroit Public Schools (link is external) The Mackinac Center for Public Policy responds to a recent New York Times article on Detroit Schools. The Great Lakes Education Project, whose CEO is a previous Forum Speaker, is cited. …

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Independent Streams (Week of June 27th)

Our weekly round-up of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research. Problems Flint Water Crisis: What’s Behind Civil Suit Against Three Companies? (link is external) IPPSR affiliate Eric Scorsone comments on the political implications of Flint and the continuing debate over who is responsible for the crisis. Booming Again: West Michigan’s Economy Is On A Roll (link …

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Independent Streams (Week of June 20th)

Our weekly round-up of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research. Problems Tri-Counties Want To Make The State Focus On Mid-Michigan (link is external) IPPSR affiliate Eric Scorsone comments on the importance of creating policies to draw businesses and people to the Lansing area. Cities Need Basic Services For Economic Growth, Not Flashy Gimmicks, Experts Say (link …

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Independent Streams (Week of June 13th)

Our weekly round-up of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research. Problems Plight of Michigan’s Homeless Students Deserves Attention(link is external) (link is external) IPPSR affiliate Joshua Cowen’s research highlights unique challenges faced by homeless students in Michigan Can Cormorants Help Control Great Lakes Invaders?(link is external) (link is external) IPPSR affiliate Eric Freedman writes about the interaction between …

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Independent Streams (Week of June 6th)

Our weekly round-up of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research. Problems Conservation Criminology at MSU works to Defend the Rights of Nature and Wildlife Around the World (link is external) IPPSR affiliate Meredith Gore’s work in conservation criminology is highlighted. Longtime Couples Get In Sync, In Sickness and In Health (link is external) IPPSR affiliate William …

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