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Clerks prepare for unprecedented election; contentious state House race draws dark money
Oct 19 • 49 min
Today on Stateside, what military leadership makes of Michigan’s active militia movement. Also, we look into a hotly-contested race Up North that could help decide which party has control of the Michigan House of Representatives. Find individual…
The new and improved daily Stateside podcast launches Monday, October 26
Oct 19 • 1 min
Our daily Stateside podcast, hosted by April Baer, helps you understand what’s going on in Michigan, one conversation at a time. The new and improved Stateside podcast launches Monday, October 26. If you’re already subscribed, you don’t have to do a…
Stateside: Political roundup; rethinking digital performance; haunted houses adapt for pandemic
Oct 16 • 49 min
Today on Stateside, we dig into the week’s news from the alleged terrorist plot against Governor Whitmer to the future of the Republican party. Also, artists and architects come together to rethink what performance spaces look like in the era of physical…
Stateside: Whitmer on kidnapping plot, coronavirus strategy; business is booming for cannabis in MI
Oct 15 • 49 min
Today on Stateside, we catch up with Governor Gretchen Whitmer about her alleged kidnapping plot, as well as the stakes of the upcoming election. Also, we talk with two entrepreneurs about launching a cannabis business amid a global pandemic. You can find…
Stateside: Wolverine Watchmen case; ten years of the ACA; rejected absentee ballots
Oct 15 • 49 min
Today on Stateside, the hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett have been dominating the news and one of the biggest questions has been what her nomination will mean for the Affordable Care Act. We discuss what it has meant for patients for the past 10…
Stateside: Militias distance themselves from alleged terrorist plot; nursing homes restart visits
Oct 12 • 49 min
Today on Stateside, what we’ve learned about the accused conspirators in what prosecutors call a terrorist plot against Governor Gretchen Whitmer and other state leaders. Also, families separated by the coronavirus pandemic get some relief as the state…
Stateside: Guns at the Capitol; pandemic parenting and mental health; reframing the “lost year”
Oct 9 • 49 min
Today on Stateside, as more information emerges about an alleged plot to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer, there’s a renewed debate about banning guns in Lansing’s halls of power. Also, we take a deep dive into how Michigan families are doing as they…
Stateside: Alleged Whitmer kidnapping plot; rise of alt-right militias; legacy of Yusef Lateef
Oct 8 • 49 min
Today on Stateside, an alleged plot from an anti-government extremist group to kidnap Governor Whitmer and take hostages at the state Capitol has been foiled by federal investigators. We’ll talk about what we know about this case so far and how it ties…
Stateside: LGBTQ inclusion in the classroom; white supremacy in schools; Indigenous reporters
Oct 7 • 48 min
Today on Stateside, we talk to a Michigan Teacher of the Year about how he creates an inclusive learning environment for LGBTQ students in his classroom. We also talk about how educators can challenge white supremacy and advance racial justice within…
Stateside: Racism as a health crisis; historical lessons about vaccines; 1A host Jenn White
Oct 6 • 50 min
Today on Stateside, we revisit some of our favorite conversations from this year. We discuss why many experts say we should think about racism as a public health crisis. Plus, what the history of vaccine development can tell us about the timeline for a…
Stateside: Oakland Co. mask mandate; novel explores Black Bottom’s legacy; fall color forecast
Oct 5 • 49 min
Today on Stateside, the state Supreme Court says Governor Gretchen Whitmer can’t extend her emergency declaration indefinitely amid the spread of COVID. That leaves local leaders in charge of putting plans in action. Also, we’ll check in with a teacher…
Stateside: Oakland Co. mask mandate; novel explores Black Bottom’s legacy; fall color forecast
Oct 5 • 49 min
Today on Stateside , the state Supreme Court says Governor Gretchen Whitmer can’t extend her emergency declaration indefinitely amid the spread of COVID. That leaves local leaders in charge of putting plans in action. Also, we’ll check in with a teacher
Stateside: No mask mandate at the Capitol; children’s illustrator; EEE vaccine for horses
Oct 2 • 49 min
Today on Stateside , COVID-19 hits home with Michigan’s Republican leaders. We hear from two journalists about how the lack of a mask mandate at the Michigan state Capitol hampers work in the legislature. Also, a veterinarian weighs in on the cheap
Stateside: No mask mandate at the Capitol; children’s illustrator; EEE vaccine for horses
Oct 2 • 49 min
Today on Stateside, COVID-19 hits home with Michigan’s Republican leaders. We hear from two journalists about how the lack of a mask mandate at the Michigan state Capitol hampers work in the Legislature. Also, a veterinarian weighs in on the cheap vaccine…
Stateside: Detroit moms on gun violence; MDOC reentry center closing; the rise of college esports
Oct 1 • 49 min
Today on Stateside, as much as 2020 has tilted the world sideways, one thing hasn’t changed for Detroiters: The reality of gun violence. We’ll hear the voices of three women who lost children to the city’s other epidemic. Also: we’ll talk about the…
Stateside: Barb McQuade on election security; Grosse Pointe-Detroit barriers; reimagining dinosaurs
Sep 30 • 50 min
Today on Stateside , President Donald Trump raised doubts about the integrity of elections Tuesday night during the first presidential debate of 2020. We hear from a member of a Michigan coalition fighting those claims. Also, physical barriers between
Stateside: MTU pauses in-person classes; drive-in restaurant boom; Bart Stupak on UP voters
Sep 29 • 49 min
Today on Stateside , former Congressman Bart Stupak joins us to talk about the political climate in rural Michigan, and what he observes as the Democratic party moves left. Plus, the Upper Peninsula is dealing with some scary spikes in COVID-19 infection
Stateside: AG investigates petition drive group; fall mushroom hunting; AfroUrbanism in Detroit
Sep 28 • 49 min
Today on Stateside , we talk to one urban planning professional about what Detroit could look like if the built environment reflected the Black lives that have formed the fabric of the city. Plus, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is opening a
Stateside: Western UP COVID-19 outbreaks; Sundance film set in Albion; engaging Black voters
Sep 26 • 49 min
Today on Stateside , the Upper Peninsula recorded its largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases this week, and Houghton County’s public schools will close face-to-face instruction starting Monday for two weeks. We check in with the Western U.P.’s
Stateside: Detriot auto show postponed; teachers back in classrooms; Lakeside Academy investigation
Sep 24 • 49 min
Today on Stateside , Cornelius Fredrick died after being pinned down by staff members at the residential youth facility where he lived. A Michigan Radio investigation found that there were plenty of warning signs about the facility—and the private company
Stateside: MSU undercounts COVID-19 cases; curator on return to MOCAD; MI’s Negro League stadium
Sep 23 • 48 min
Today on Stateside , a curator who left the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit returned to the institution and spoke with us about working at the overwhelmingly white spaces in the art world. Also, a conversation about the discrepancies in Michigan State
Stateside: Latest from the 8th District; social media and politics; Black suffragette Lottie Wilson
Sep 22 • 49 min
Today on Stateside , Michigan’s 8th congressional district is one of the state’s most competitive races this year. We check in on how the changing district has shaped the political calculus for the candidates there. Speaking of elections, we take a look
Stateside: Why RBG’s death matters to MI; schools reopen up North; sexual abuse bills in Legislature
Sep 21 • 49 min
Today on Stateside , Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death last week sent shockwaves throughout the nation, both emotionally and politically. We talk to one of her former clerks about Ginsburg’s legacy and what the future makeup of the Supreme
Stateside: Slotkin on COVID-19 relief; anti-Trump evangelicals; family navigates distance learning
Sep 19 • 49 min
Today on Stateside , U.S. Representative Elissa Slotkin discusses how Congress is still struggling to get a COVID relief package through before the general election. Plus, we’ll hear about the evangelical Christians making a case against President Trump.
Stateside: Albion’s COVID pods; how to be an accomplice to Indigenous people; wildfire effects in MI
Sep 17 • 49 min
On Stateside , how can schools keep COVID-19 cases under control on campus, while also holding in-person classes? Albion College is hoping that their pandemic pod model might be the answer. Also, why the spectacular skies caused by Western wildfires are a
Stateside: Clerks on absentee ballot rule changes; UM musical pioneer; Big 10 football back on
Sep 16 • 49 min
On Stateside , the state Senate passed a bill this week that allows local and county clerks to begin preparing absentee ballots a day ahead of the election. We check in with two clerks on whether the state’s election system is ready for a potential wave
Stateside: College COVID outbreaks; outdoor classrooms; activists call for DPD chief’s resignation
Sep 15 • 49 min
Today on Stateside , new data finds that colleges and universities are now Michigan’s biggest COVID-19 hot spots. We talk to an epidemiologist about the challenges of containing campus outbreaks. Meanwhile, to make in-person learning safer, one Detroit
Stateside: Petition to curb governor’s powers; new MI Opera Theatre director; UM grad student strike
Sep 14 • 49 min
Today on Stateside , a petition aiming to curb the governor’s executive powers is nearing the number of signatures it needs. And, graduate students at the University of Michigan are continuing their strike against the school over concerns about COVID-19
Stateside: COVID-19 vaccine trials; hip-hop artist Neisha Ne’shae; kids start nutty school year
Sep 11 • 49 min
Today on Stateside , we check-in with Crain’s Detroit Business about the latest in vaccine development for COVID-19. Plus, we talk to a hip-hop artist from Detroit whose career was just picking up steam when the pandemic came crashing down on the music
Stateside: Biden and Trump visit MI; shifting auto culture; GR Symphony goes virtual
Sep 10 • 49 min
Today on Stateside , a violinist from the Grand Rapids Symphony talks about rehearsing without an ensemble, and other oddities of 2020. Plus, we talk about the shift in Michigan’s car culture.
Stateside: Six months of COVID; Detroit jewelry designer; Mackinac remote-learning tourism
Sep 9 • 49 min
On Stateside , a church in Romeo grapples with systemic and politically motivated vandalism. And, what six months of COVID have looked like. Plus, we continue a focus on Detroit Month of Design with a conversation with the winner of the Design in the City
Stateside: Standardized testing; design in Detroit; MSU-Chile telescope; Big Ten football politics
Sep 8 • 49 min
Today on Stateside , U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says Michigan students need to take standardized tests this year. We check-in with an educator and an administrator who have thought a lot about the role of testing. Then, Detroit’s creative pros
Stateside: SOS Benson on redistricting; Lady Ace Boogie retires; an absinthe cocktail
Sep 4 • 49 min
Today on Stateside , Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson discusses the state’s preparedness for a deluge of absentee ballots ahead of the November election, and how the new redistricting commission is shaping up. And a Michigan MC hangs up the mic to spend
Stateside: Trump’s NCAA ask; presidential racism; thawing of the Great Lakes; nursing homes report
Sep 2 • 49 min
Today on Stateside , President Donald Trump placed a phone call to the Big Ten commissioner to discuss what might expedite the start of the season amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A Sports Illustrated writer weighs in on the politicization of sports in
Stateside: COVID-19 outbreaks in schools; Yemeni Americans in Michigan; music pioneer Wendy Carlos
Sep 1 • 49 min
Today on Stateside , the Yemeni community in Hamtramck recently marched with Detroit Will Breathe protesters through the city and into Detroit. We spoke with an editor of the Yemeni American News about the community and their role in the protests. Plus, a
Stateside: Detroit’s COVID memorial; Black women’s library; inequality in prosecution
Aug 31 • 49 min
Today on Stateside , a new report shows Blacks citizens are far more likely to face felony charges in Washtenaw County, one of the state’s most populous and progressive counties. Plus, we talk to the architect of a memorial on Belle Isle to honor the 1