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Feb 24, 2012

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Michael Jordan plays defense against a Chinese sportswear company. Romney's doing his best to sway voters to pick him in next week's primary, playing up his Michigan roots and pushing hard for a law that would get rid of mandatory-union-membership
in union shops. And host Jeremy Hobson wraps up a week in Michigan by taking a closer look at two places in Detroit with the same name, but very different stories.

Segments From this episode

In Michigan, a tale of two Dodges

Feb 24, 2012
Wrapping up a week in Michigan leading up to that state's primary, host Jeremy Hobson ventured to two very different neighborhoods in Detroit to figure out how people there are feeling about the election.

College educated adults reaches 30 percent in U.S.

Feb 24, 2012
The U.S. has reached a major education milestone. For the fist time ever, more than 30 percent of U.S. adults have a college degree. In 1998, less than a quarter of the population had graduated.

Romney pushes right-to-work in Michigan

Feb 24, 2012
Michigan is a state known for its unions. But Mitt Romney says employees should be able to opt out of mandatory union dues.

What Michigan means for the 2012 election

Feb 24, 2012
Leading up to the Michigan state primary on Tuesday, we check in with host Jeremy Hobson about how people in Michigan are feeling about the economy.

Airline KLM launches program to match up passengers

Feb 24, 2012
The Dutch airline KLM has launched a new seating program. And no -- this isn't another story about paying for your aisle seat. KLM is going to let flyers choose who to sit next to based on their online profiles.

PODCAST: A last look from Michigan

Feb 24, 2012
Michael Jordan plays defense against a Chinese sportswear company. Romney's doing his best to sway voters to pick him in next week's primary, playing up his Michigan roots and pushing hard for a law that would get rid of mandatory-union-membership in union shops. And host Jeremy Hobson wraps up a week in Michigan by taking a closer look at two places in Detroit with the same name, but very different stories.
Three golden pawnbroker balls hang beside a sign for a pawnbroker in Argyle Street in Glasgow, Scotland. Some pawn shops in the U.S. are reportedly now accepting expensive bottles of wine.
Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Michael Jordan defends his name against Chinese company

Feb 24, 2012
Basketball star Michael Jordan is suing a Chinese company that makes sportswear. He says Qiodan is using his name without permission, and has filed suit in a Chinese court.

A few final voices from Michigan

Feb 24, 2012
As Jeremy Hobson wraps up his week in Michigan, we hear from a few last Michiganders on their forecasts for the U.S. economy.

Michael Jordan plays defense against a Chinese sportswear company. Romney’s doing his best to sway voters to pick him in next week’s primary, playing up his Michigan roots and pushing hard for a law that would get rid of mandatory-union-membership
in union shops. And host Jeremy Hobson wraps up a week in Michigan by taking a closer look at two places in Detroit with the same name, but very different stories.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC