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  • Community service could be required for Mich. welfare recipients

    Community service could be required for Mich. welfare recipients

    Thursday, September 19 2013 8:06 AM EDT2013-09-19 12:06:58 GMT
    State lawmakers passed a bill Wednesday that would require community service for people receiving government assistance.
    State lawmakers passed a bill Wednesday that would require community service for people receiving government assistance. Some praise the plan as a way for the poor to earn what they get, while others say it's a mean-spirited slam on those who are already down on their luck.
  • 6-month-old taken from parents who grow, use medical marijuana

    6-month-old taken from parents who grow, use medical marijuana

    Wednesday, September 18 2013 8:31 PM EDT2013-09-19 00:31:04 GMT
    Chanting "free Bree" a group of about a hundred protesters gathered to protest the state's decision to remove a 6-month-old baby from her parents' home because they grow and use medical marijuana.
    Chanting "free Bree" a group of about a hundred protesters gathered outside state welfare offices in Lansing, Tuesday. They're upset over the state's decision to remove a 6-month-old baby from her parents' home because they grow and use medical marijuana.

The state is removing children from homes where medical marijuana is being grown and used.  A legitimate reason and concern?  Or is Child Protective Services out of bounds?  

Joining us to discuss (Video Pt. 1):

- Maria Green - mom whose daughter (Bree) was removed from home
- Charmie Gholson - founder of Michigan Moms United
- Jodi Debbrecht Switalski - 51st Dist. Court Judge

Also in the Let It Rip line-up: Should welfare recipients be required to perform community service as a condition of their benefits?

Joining us to discuss (Video Pt. 2):

- Sen. Vincent Gregory - (D) 14th District
- Chuck Moss - (R) former state representative

Finally, Charlie Langton takes "Let It Rip" on the road to hear more thoughts on the potential bill that would require community service to receive welfare. (Video Pt. 3)

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  • Bratton: Islamic State group threat expanding

    Bratton: Islamic State group threat expanding

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:43 PM EDT2014-09-17 00:43:17 GMT
    New York City has entered a "new era" of potential terror threats as hostilities between the United States and extremists from the Islamic State group intensify, Police Commissioner William Bratton said Tuesday. Bratton told reporters that there is no current information pointing to a specific threat against the city.
    New York City has entered a "new era" of potential terror threats as hostilities between the United States and extremists from the Islamic State group intensify, Police Commissioner William Bratton said Tuesday. Bratton told reporters that there is no current information pointing to a specific threat against the city.
  • High-fiving strangers in NYC

    High-fiving strangers in NYC

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-09-16 22:01:29 GMT
    Looking for a taxi cab is a common sight in the city. For some people, an outstretched arm is usually the sign for hailing a cab. A few other folks see it as something else.Meet Meir Kalmanson. He sees a hand in the air as an opportunity to lighten up a person's serious or frantic state. Meir decided to high-five his way down Fifth Avenue. The video of his rebellion of social norms has gone viral.
    Looking for a taxi cab is a common sight in the city. For some people, an outstretched arm is usually the sign for hailing a cab. A few other folks see it as something else.Meet Meir Kalmanson. He sees a hand in the air as an opportunity to lighten up a person's serious or frantic state. Meir decided to high-five his way down Fifth Avenue. The video of his rebellion of social norms has gone viral.
  • Empire State Building Facebook review controversy

    Empire State Building Facebook review controversy

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:52:40 GMT
    When it comes to visiting New York City landmarks, half the fun is reviewing them afterward on social media sites like Facebook. But some folks say the Empire State Building is reporting their reviews as spam.
    When it comes to visiting New York City landmarks, half the fun is reviewing them afterward on social media sites like Facebook. But some folks say the Empire State Building is reporting their reviews as spam.
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