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Conversations that matter to Michigan. Each weekday, host April Baer will bring you stories from people across the state—from policymakers in Lansing, to entrepreneurs in Detroit, to artists in Grand Rapids. To access full episodes and individual story segments, please visit michiganpublic.org. If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work: michiganradio.org/podfund

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Ann Arbor, MI

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Conversations that matter to Michigan. Each weekday, host April Baer will bring you stories from people across the state—from policymakers in Lansing, to entrepreneurs in Detroit, to artists in Grand Rapids. To access full episodes and individual story segments, please visit michiganpublic.org. If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work: michiganradio.org/podfund

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Episodes
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Stateside Podcast: Afrofuturist Quilts Stitch Together Tradition and Imagination

6/21/2024
When you think about Afrofuturism, what pops into your head? Is it the sci-fi novels of writers Ocatvia Butler, Samuel Delany, or N.K. Jemisin? Or perhaps you’ve tuned in more recently to the representation of Afrofuturism on the big screen in movies like Black Panther. What about quilting? A new exhibit at Michigan State University showcases the Black artists using fabric and Afrofuturist themes to create unique works of art. On this episode, we'll hear from one of the curators about how these quilts envision a Black future while paying homage to its rich history. GUEST: Liv Furman, post-doctoral scholar in the Department of African American and African Studies at Michigan State University Looking for more conversations from Stateside? Right this way. If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work. Music in this episode by Blue Dot Sessions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:19:18

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Doctor Says Private Equity Threatens Patient Care

6/20/2024
Medical professionals at Ascension hospitals are just recovering from the affects of a ransomware attack that targeted the health system on May 8. In addition to the challenge of relying on paper records, caregivers have long been grappling with Ascension's decision to arrange contracts with outside staffing companies. "A lot of us have worked for multiple different staffing agencies over the years. And the problem is, a lot of us feel like we're being bought and sold like cattle," Michelle Wiener, an emergency medicine doctor at Ascension St. John, said. See the story here to read more about the staffing model at Ascension St. John, and to read statements from IEP, Ascension, and TeamHealth. See the story here to read more about the harrowing affects of the May 8 cyberattack on Michigan hospitals. GUEST: Michelle Wiener, emergency medicine doctor at Ascension St. John, said. ----- Looking for more conversations from Stateside? Right this way. If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work. Music in this episode by Blue Dot Sessions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:14:01

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Oakland Prosecutor on Community-Focused Violence Prevention

6/19/2024
Members of the Rochester Hills community are still reeling today after a gunman opened fire at a splash pad in the Oakland County community on Saturday. Nine people were injured, including two young children. Police said the gunman is believed to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot in a nearby home. The attack came less than three years after the deadly mass shooting at Oxford High School, also in Oakland County. Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald has a deep knowledge of the pain that gun violence causes. An outspoken advocate for gun violence prevention, she joined Stateside to share her perspective. GUEST: Karen McDonald, Oakland County Prosecutor ----- Looking for more conversations from Stateside? Right this way. If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work. Music in this episode by Blue Dot Sessions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:18:50

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Muskegon Welcomes Cruise Tourism

6/18/2024
Several small to mid-sized cruise lines hop around the Great Lakes, stopping in cities like Chicago, Milwaukee, Marquette, and some going all the way round the Mitten to Windsor. Many of the ships make a stop in Muskegon. We dig into what these trips actually mean for the city’s residents and businesses. GUEST: Cindy Larsen, President of the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce Looking for more conversations from Stateside? Right this way. If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work. Music in this episode by Blue Dot Sessions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:50

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MI to Stop Collecting Abortion Stats

6/17/2024
When the Reproductive Health Care Act passed last year, it contained a little-known provision that’s about to take effect. After this summer’s data drop, state officials will no longer keep track of abortion care procedures in Michigan. Bridge Michigan’s Robin Erb looked into how this limit became part of the bill. We talked to her about what she found, and review the arguments for and against tracking this data. GUEST: Robin Erb, health reporter for Bridge Michigan Looking for more conversations from Stateside? Right this way. If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work. Music in this episode by Blue Dot Sessions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:12:20

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The War and Treaty's Heartfelt Collaboration

6/14/2024
On this episode, we revisit our 2020 conversation with the couple behind one of our favorite Michigan-born bands: The War and Treaty. Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Blount Trotter joined us to talk about their musical collaboration and how they have found solace and healing in their work. GUESTS: Michael Trotter Jr., singer-songwriter for The War and Treaty Tanya Blount Trotter, singer-songwriter for The War and Treaty Looking for more conversations from Stateside? Right this way. If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work. Music in this episode by Blue Dot Sessions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:19:13

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Breonna Taylor's Sister on Making Change

6/13/2024
Jails are not known for being a friendly, welcoming, humanizing space. In fact, they can be just the opposite. And as someone’s period of incarceration comes to an end, there’s not much guidance around successfully re-entering society. Taylor Made Re-Entry partners with correctional facilities all across the country in an effort to change that. GUEST: Dee Dee Taylor, founder of Taylor Made Re-Entry _______ Looking for more conversations from Stateside? Right this way. If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work. Music in this episode by Blue Dot Sessions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:19:26

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James Beard Award Winner Hajime Sato

6/12/2024
Michigan Chef Hajime Sato just took home the James Beard Award for Best Chef in the Great Lakes Category. He’s the first sushi chef to earn the title. We met Chef Hajime Sato around this time last year, shortly after he was nominated for a James Beard in the Outstanding Chef category. Today, we revisit our conversation about sustainable seafood, and what it looks like to try new things in order to preserve tradition. GUEST: Hajime Sato, chef and owner of Sozai _______ Looking for more conversations from Stateside? Right this way. If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work. Music in this episode by Blue Dot Sessions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:19:22

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Is Vernors Really A Cure-All?

6/11/2024
Every Michigander knows by birthright that sipping on an ice-cold Vernors will cure what ails you, be it nausea, a common cold, or... I don't know... a broken arm, probably. But what does the historical record show about where the line is between the common understanding of this soda pop, and actual medical science? The Detroit Free Press inhaled deeply on the fizz over this question, and we're here to get the bubbles to your brain. GUEST: Dave Boucher, reporter for Detroit Free Press, lifelong Vernors drinker _______ Looking for more conversations from Stateside? Right this way. If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work. Music in this episode by Blue Dot Sessions. Additional music from The Orchestra of the Americas. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:13:45

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Michigan to Host Orchestra of the Americas

6/10/2024
On today's episode, the director of an ensemble that unites musicians from all over the Americas talked about the group's upcoming performance in Michigan, the sustaining reach of orchestral music, and connecting young musicians. GUEST: Carlos Miguel Prieto, founding conductor of the Orchestra of the Americas The Orchestra of the Americas will perform in Ann Arbor on June 11th, 2024 at Hill Auditorium with special guests Yo-Yo Ma and Kayhan Kalhor. You can find more information about the performance here. Looking for more conversations from Stateside? Right this way. If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work. Music in this episode by Blue Dot Sessions. Additional music from The Orchestra of the Americas. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:17:46

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Throughline Celebrates 5 Years

6/7/2024
Rund Abdelfatah and Ramtin Arablouei, the hosts and co-creators of NPR's Throughline, joined Stateside to discuss what they've learned after five years of producing the program. The show dissects how moments in history shape the world we live in today. Throughline airs on Michigan Public at 8:00 p.m. every Saturday. GUESTS ON THIS EPISODE: Rund Abdelfatah, journalist, host and co-creator of Throughline Ramtin Arablouei, journalist, host and co-creator of Throughline [Get Stateside on your phone: subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, or YouTube Music today.] See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:19:03

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Senator Deborah Stabenow Steps Down

6/6/2024
Longtime Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow is preparing for her retirement taking place later this year. There are two vying for her spot in the Democratic Primary: Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin and actor Hill Harper. GUESTS: Lauren Gibbons, politics reporter with Bridge Michigan Jordyn Hermani, politics reporter with Bridge Michigan ___ Looking for more conversations from Stateside? Right this way. If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:18:03

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Two Human Cases of Bird Flu in Michigan

6/5/2024
The third known case of H5N1 bird flu in a human this year was confirmed late last week in Michigan. Two of the three cases were found in Michigan. All of the infections were found in people who work directly with livestock. On this episode of the Stateside podcast, we get into what you need to know about H5N1 and how you can keep safer from infection. GUESTS: Adam Lauring, professor of internal medicine, microbiology and immunology, and ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Michigan Kristen Jordan Shamus, health reporter with The Detroit Free Press ___ Looking for more conversations from Stateside? Right this way. If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:17:31

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The History Behind Michigan Central Station

6/4/2024
The newly renovated Michigan Central Station is a sight to behold: towering columns, large sloped ceilings, and graffiti relics of a once abandoned building. But Central Station is more than its parts. Today we want to give you some history. On this episode we get into the story of why the station is such an iconic building and what it represents to Detroit. GUEST: Jamon Jordan, founder and operator of The Black Scroll Network, City of Detroit historian, and professor at the University of Michigan ___ Looking for more conversations from Stateside? Right this way. If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:17:40

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Rebirth of Detroit's Michigan Central Station

6/3/2024
Detroit’s iconic Michigan Central Station is getting ready to re-open its doors after more than three decades of abandonment, and following extensive restoration by Ford. Throughout those years the building’s various owners and city leaders have argued about whether to save it or knock it down. Many will tell you - it's a miracle the building is still standing. Events are planned June 6-16. Click here to see photos of the interior. GUESTS: ___ Looking for more conversations from Stateside? Right this way. If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:27:07

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Loss of Bird Population in Michigan

5/31/2024
"The Bird Connection" is a new documentary from Michigan Public that explores the connection between the health of bird populations and the condition of our natural world. Hosts Lester Graham and Rebecca Williams look at the variety of factors impacting both, on this special podcast episode takeover. Hear the rest of "The Bird Connection" documentary here. ___ Looking for more conversations from Stateside? Right this way. If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:19:50

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Meet Miss Michigan USA 2024

5/30/2024
Alma Cooper is Miss Michigan USA 2024. On this episode, a conversation with Miss Michigan USA about her title, her passion in combating food insecurity, and moving forward to compete in Miss USA. GUEST: Alma Cooper, Miss Michigan USA 2024 ___ Looking for more conversations from Stateside? Right this way. If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:18:22

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Welcome to Hamtramck Disneyland

5/29/2024
Hamtramck Disneyland is folk art installation that's been around for more than 30 years. On this episode we meet some of the artists rehabbing the property so that it can exist for 30 more. GUESTS: Sean Bieri, project manager and board member with Hatch Renee Willoughby, artist-in-residence AT Hamtramck Disneyland ___ Looking for more conversations from Stateside? Right this way. If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:19:33

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Copper Supply Could Limit EV Expansion

5/28/2024
Governments and auto manufacturers have big plans for switching the United States to electric vehicles. It's one of many efforts to reduce the impact of climate change. But there's a key ingredient in electrification that could put a crimp in that plan: copper. GUEST ON THIS EPISDOE: Adam Simon, professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan Looking for more conversations from Stateside? Right this way. If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work. Music in this episode by Blue Dot Sessions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:12:46

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Black Her Stories with Michaela Ayers

5/24/2024
Michaela Ayers is a doer of many things. She’s an artist, facilitator, and historian. But she says that her life’s work is a particular project she’s been developing since 2019: Black Her Stories. GUEST: Michaela Ayers, founder of Nourish and creator of Black Her Stories ___ Looking for more conversations from Stateside? Right this way. If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:21:09