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11 hours ago
Stateside: What Biden’s pick for vice president means for MI; dreamy new music from May Erlewine
Today on Stateside , the “veepstakes” are over and the presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee is not Gretchen Whitmer. U.S. Senator Kamala Harris will be Democratic candidate Joe Biden's running mate. What does this all mean for Michigan? Plus, a new album from Michigan singer-songwriter May Erlewine offers a dreamy escape from a strange summer.
1 day ago
Stateside: Sen. Peters on USPS slowdowns; homelessness complicates plans for online school
Today on Stateside , U.S. Senator Gary Peters joins us to talk about his plans to investigate delivery delays in the United States Postal Service. Also, a check in with a University of Michigan researcher on the impact of the pandemic on Michigan's many homeless students.
1 day ago
Stateside: Big Ten cancels football; Indigenous reporters in MI newsrooms; rural schools’ plans
Today on Stateside , were you planning on socially distanced tailgating this fall? Bad news: the Big Ten has reportedly voted against going forward with the college football season. We talked to sports reporter Chris Solari about what we know so far. Plus, we've got a conversation with an Escanaba teacher about the unique challenges rural schools face when it comes to online instruction this fall.
5 days ago
Stateside: Racism as a health crisis; Black farmers; COVID in nursing homes
Today on Stateside, a conversation with two Black farmers about the causes and consequences of systemic racism in the agriculture industry. Also, an update from the Michigan Radio newsroom on what we know about COVID infections in nursing homes.
6 days ago
Stateside: Teachers unions weigh in on fall; pandemic moviegoing; prison to proprietor
Today on Stateside , how a Detroit restaurateur went from prisoner to proprietor with help from a prison food program. Plus, a film critic discusses the future of movie viewing. (Subscribe to Stateside on Apple Podcasts , Google Podcasts , or with this RSS link ) Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.
Aug 5, 2020
Stateside: Primary turnout, enthusiasm; pandemic extends Miss Michigan’s reign; vaccine history
Today on Stateside , we check in with two reporters and a county clerk about what the primary turnout —both in-person and absentee — tells us about the upcoming general election. Plus, a medical historian walks us through the history of vaccine development and what complicates the race for a COVID-19 vaccine.
Aug 4, 2020
Stateside: From “sewage sludge” to fertilizer; UM’s fall plans; farm trains formerly incarcerated
Today on Stateside , what a primary election looks like in the midst of a pandemic. Also, a deep dive into how leftover human feces and other waste from water treatment plants ends up on our farm fields. Plus, what back to school might look like for the University of Michigan.
Aug 3, 2020
Stateside: Primary preview; Great Lakes art book; MI’s first transgender Teacher of the Year
Today on Stateside , we'll talk about the biggest races and issues on the August 4 primary ballot. Plus, a conversation with the Michigan Teacher of the Year about the return to school and what it means for his students to have a transgender adult to look up to in their lives.
Jul 31, 2020
Stateside: Latest on auto sales; artist explores Queerness; Knight Foundation on equitability
Today on Stateside , what big funders and foundations can do to make sure arts groups are welcoming to everyone. Plus, an update on how the auto industry is faring during the pandemic. (Subscribe to Stateside on Apple Podcasts , Google Podcasts , or with this RSS link ) Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.
Jul 30, 2020
Stateside: Sports resume amid COVID; Black art collectors; MOCAD fires exec. director
Today on Stateside, a conversation with the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit’s board chair about the termination of the museum’s director, who was fired after allegations of racial discrimination surfaced. Also, we revisit a conversation with a couple of art collectors about how the business of buying and selling work by Black artists has changed over the past few decades. (Subscribe to Stateside on Apple Podcasts , Google Podcasts , or with this RSS link )
Jul 29, 2020
Stateside: Rep. Kildee on stimulus talks; fine dining struggles; teens and vaping
Full Show Post Today on Stateside, Senate Republicans have developed a proposal for COVID stimulus that would, most notably, reduce unemployment benefits from the federal government from $600 a week to $200 a week. We talk about the pushback and potential consequences. Plus, the pandemic has wreaked havoc on the restaurant industry. Will fine dining survive?
Jul 28, 2020
Stateside: Rural schools’ challenges reopening; Shakespeare on Zoom; federal troops in Detroit
Today on Stateside , we discuss the many legal questions surrounding the president’s authority to send federal agents into a city like Portland, or Detroit. Plus, we talk to the superintendent of schools in Whitefish Township about the unique challenges rural districts face in reopening. (Subscribe to Stateside on Apple Podcasts , Google Podcasts , or with this RSS link ) Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.
Jul 27, 2020
Stateside: Reopening schools debate; systemic racism in the arts; UM athlete sexual abuse claims
Today on Stateside, Governor Gretchen Whitmer has been vocal about her decision to only reopen schools if public health officials agree it is safe. What are the discussions happening between the Governor and the Republican led legislature regarding schools and education funding? Plus a conversation with former Detroit Institute of Arts and Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit employees about systemic racism in art institutions. Also, we spoke with the reporter who wrote about University of Michigan football star Jon Vaughn’s story of survival in “an ecosystem of abuse.”
Jul 24, 2020
Stateside: 10 years after Kalamazoo River oil spill; the odd life of King Strang of Beaver Island
Today on Stateside , we dig into the history of King James Jesse Strang— a self-professed mormon monarch who held court on Beaver Island. Plus, we look back on the worst oil spill into an inland waterway in US history, which took place here in Michigan.
Jul 23, 2020
Stateside: Rise of ‘pandemic pods’; collective child care; landlord on racism in housing
Today on Stateside, a conversation about how childcare collectives are being modeled to fill in where our institutions are falling behind. Also, a look at housing inequality through the lens of a landlord.
Jul 22, 2020
Stateside: Pandemic complicates U.S. Census; parents, teens, and smartphone trackers
Today on Stateside , while the United States Census of 2020 is still being counted, Michigan responses are higher than the national average. But some communities in the state are vulnerable to being left out of the official count, particularly amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, how the inequalities Black Michiganders discussed at the state’s first Convention of Colored Citizens in 1843 compare with those Black Americans still face today. Plus, kids and parents negotiate privacy and trust in the age of smartphone tracking.
Jul 21, 2020
Stateside: Dingell on DHS in Portland; integrating the Boblo boats; destabilizing cycle of eviction
Today on Stateside, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell discusses the string of arrests of protestors by heavily armed agents in Portland, Oregon, and what it could mean for Michigan. Also, a conversation about how systemic racism reaches easily into the housing sector. Plus, the history behind the integration of Boblo Island ferries and the Rosa Parks-like woman behind it.
Jul 20, 2020
Stateside: Tax foreclosure profits; how racism shapes neighborhoods; teachers on reopening schools
Today on Stateside , a new ruling from the Michigan Supreme Court will have major implications on how counties collect money on tax foreclosed homes. As back to school season comes into view, how are teachers feeling about returning to work in uncertain times. Plus, how Sundown Towns across Michigan defined systemic racism in housing and neighborhoods.
Jul 17, 2020
Stateside: Abusive culture of Karolyi Ranch; advice for problems big and small
Today on Stateside , we had a conversation with Jordyn Wieber, an Olympic champion gymnast from Michigan, and one of the central figures in ESPN’s new podcast series "Heavy Medals". Plus, a new podcast from Detroit producer Zak Rosen called "The Best Advice Show". (Subscribe to Stateside on Apple Podcasts , Google Podcasts , or with this RSS link ) Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.
Jul 16, 2020
Stateside: Coaches push fans to mask up; musical homage to Paradise Valley; UM’s diversity problem
Today on Stateside, Michigan Radio Sports Commentator John U. Bacon checks in on hopes for college sports amid COVID-19. Also, a conversation with an author whose new book digs into what the University of Michigan got right and got wrong in its diversity and inclusion efforts. (Subscribe to Stateside on Apple Podcasts , Google Podcasts , or with this RSS link )
Jul 15, 2020
Stateside: Missing homework lands student in juvenile detention; systemic racism in schools
Today on Stateside , we spoke with the reporter who broke the story about a Michigan 15-year-old who was sentenced to juvenile detention for missing homework during the coronavirus shutdown. Also, a conversation about addressing disparities in education through connecting with families. Plus, how a Detroit nonprofit founded after the 1967 uprisings is pushing for change today.