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Let It Rip Weekend: Affirmative Action & Teen Tanning Ban

Let It Rip Weekend: Affirmative Action & Teen Tanning Ban

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First up on this edition we preview the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court argument on Michigan's ban on affirmative action.  For two decades the state has been split over whether giving minorities an advantage in things like college admissions or job applications should be allowed.  Leon Droplet from the XIV Foundation and former ACLU Michigan President Ralph Simpson debate it.

Plus, should using tanning beds be illegal for those under 18?  There's an effort in Lansing to pass a ban.  Dermatologist Dr. Steve Grekin and John Kassab, the owner of VIP Tanning in Troy, talk about it. 

Then we welcome the Lansing lawmakers who are debating this at the capitol.  State Rep. Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak) is sponsoring the bill and State Rep. Tom McMillin (R-Rochester Hills) is fighting against it.

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