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Assorted stories from Michigan Radio.

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"We've never had justice": How the Supreme Court rigged land deals against native people

10/16/2018
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It was 1823. The land of Michigan wasn’t yet a state. The indigenous people far outnumbered the white settlers. The Erie Canal hadn’t opened. The flood of European immigrants was yet to arrive.

Duration:00:06:54

Look about you. What ideas do you see inscribed on the land of Michigan?

10/15/2018
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We are of the dirt. That’s what Willie Jennings believes. “My mother was a gardener,” he says. Each spring, as she got her garden ready, she would spray water on the dirt, and tell him to plunge his hands deep into the wet soil. “And she would turn to me and say, ‘You feel that? You feel that son? That’s life.'”

Duration:00:08:10

When a word leaves you "gobsmacked"

10/14/2018
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Unless you decided to completely avoid the internet in 2009, there's a good chance you've seen Susan Boyle’s first round performance on Britain’s Got Talent. The Scottish singer’s rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” attracted millions of views on YouTube. No one was more surprised than Boyle herself, who told CNN she was “gobsmacked."

Duration:00:04:35

Historical events don't have to be historic

10/7/2018
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Many would agree that all historic events are historical. But there's some dispute over whether all historical events are historic. This week's topic comes from a listener named Cyndi who says, "It really 'gets my goat' to hear people use the redundant 'historical' when 'historic' will suffice."

Duration:00:04:40

If the proof is in the pudding, it's going to get sticky

9/30/2018
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Have you ever peeled the lid off a pudding cup, looked inside and said, “Aha, the proof is right here.” Unless you were trying to prove that the cup really did contain pudding, we’re going to assume the answer is “no.”

Duration:00:03:59

Is it okay to "whinge" on this side of the pond?

9/23/2018
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The Brits have a way of talking about whining that we might want to import. The word is “whinge,” and a listener named Addeane recently asked us about it: “Both ['whinge' and 'whine'] seem to mean to complain peevishly. But ‘whinge’ doesn’t seem to be used in the United States. I’ve seen it written in British sources but never heard it spoken. Can you help sort this out?”

Duration:00:03:58

Cheers! How about a Paw Paw Colada?

9/21/2018
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Michigan Radio’s Stateside colleagues April Van Buren and Mercedes Mejia challenged the Cheers! team to make a pina colada using paw paw. The Cheers! drink expert, Tammy Coxen of Tammy’s Tastings , loved the idea.

Duration:00:04:01

Stateside: Stabenow on trade war and Kavanaugh; remembering a Detroit opera legend

9/19/2018
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Today on Stateside , U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D) on how a trade war with China is hurting Michigan businesses. Plus, Holocaust survivor Irene Butter explains why, after decades of silence, she started talking about her family’s experience during WW2.

Duration:00:50:09

Detroit Mixtape: ADULT. gained international fame, but remains relatively underground at home

9/19/2018
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Detroit Music Magazine founder and publisher Paul Young talks about the musical path set by long-time staples of Detroit’s electronic and art music scene.

Duration:00:08:54

“Never again doesn’t happen unless we fight for it,” says Michigan Holocaust survivor

9/19/2018
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Holocaust survivor Irene Butter talks about her family’s life before and after World War 2, as detailed in her recent memoir Shores Beyond Shores: From Holocaust to Hope, My True Story.

Duration:00:16:31

David DiChiera, founder of Michigan Opera Theater, dies. Hear his most recent Stateside interview.

9/19/2018
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The founder of one of Detroit’s most important cultural institutions has died. Michigan Opera Theatre founder David DiChiera was 83 years old.

Duration:00:06:22

Stateside: UM nurses threaten strike, Detroit native Gilda Radner in her own words

9/17/2018
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Today on Stateside , a young activist in Detroit is appealing her conviction for pulling an unloaded gun on another woman in what she says was self-defense. Plus, the ups and downs of the family restaurant are the focus of Ann Arbor writer Lillian Li’s debut novel.

Duration:00:49:50

Some of us just have a knack for collecting knick-knacks

9/16/2018
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If you have a box filled with items of the "what am I ever going to do with this" variety, we suggest the purchase of a knick-knack shelf. A knick-knack shelf is the perfect place for a figurine of a flamingo wearing a shirt that says "Florida" or a collection of ceramic animals that came free with your tea bags. And how else does one properly display a commemorative royal wedding plate?

Duration:00:04:18

Stateside: Ford vs. Trump, glowing U.P. rocks, corned beef with an Indian twist

9/10/2018
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Today on Stateside , why President Trump's tweets are unlikely to change Ford's decision to move small car production abroad. Plus, why rocks in the U.P. are giving off an alien glow. (No, it does not involve extraterrestrials.) Listen above for the full show, or find individual segments below. Ford won’t be moving production of Focus hatchback to the U.S. Here’s why. Kristen Dziczek , VP of the Labor and Economics Group at the Center for Automotive Research , explains why President Trump’s...

Duration:00:06:22

Cheers! Beer in a Tiki cocktail to celebrate the last days of summer

9/7/2018
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It’s after Labor Day, but the weather has been pretty hot in Michigan. The Cheers! team of Tammy Coxen and Lester Graham are not thinking about apple cider and fall cocktails just yet. “Because it’s been so hot, I thought I’d take us in a Tiki direction today,” Tammy said as she was grinding ice in a vintage contraption (more on that later). She’s been researching beer cocktails for an upcoming Tammy’s Tastings cocktail class. Beer might not be the first thing you think about in a fruity...

Duration:00:04:19

Bring forth the shenanigans

9/2/2018
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What better word to describe the kind of mischief you can get up to on the weekend than "shenanigans"? That’s precisely why we thought “shenanigan” would be the perfect topic for this long holiday weekend.

Duration:00:04:27

Artisans of Michigan: Stainless steel and high end metalwork

8/31/2018
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This shop is Fidler Furniture Company… headed up by Steven Mark Fidler. “We do primarily custom metalwork. We do some woodwork where we have exotic woods we mix with our metalwork. Sometimes people want a table and they want a wood top, but a metal base and we can do both of those,” Fidler explained.

Duration:00:05:48

Campfire Stories: The girl, the frogs, and the weight of words

8/30/2018
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All this summer, we've brought you campfire stories from across the state. Now, with summer winding down, we reluctantly say goodbye to our summer series with one final tale. Colin Wesaw was recently elected Elder’s Representative for the Pokagon Band’s tribal council. He joined Stateside’s Cynthia Canty to share "The Girl and the Frogs."

Duration:00:06:57

Stateside 8.28.2018

8/28/2018
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Today on Stateside , the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality says elevated PFAS levels in the Flint River posed no threat to the city's public water supply during the water crisis. Plus, as thousands of mourners gather in Detroit to say goodbye to Aretha Franklin, how should the city memorialize the Queen of Soul?

Duration:00:49:56