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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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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

100,000+ Michiganders Voted "Uncommitted"

3/1/2024
In Michigan's primary election, more than 13% of people who voted on the Democratic ballot cast an “uncommitted” vote, which was enough votes to be awarded a couple delegates at the Democratic National Convention. These voters want a permanent ceasefire to put an end to the five-month long U-S-backed Israeli bombardment and siege of Palestine. Today we’re going to hear again from the organizers behind this campaign to vote "uncommitted” and hear about what comes next? GUESTS: Abbas Alawieh, political strategist and spokesman for Listen to Michigan Layla Elabed, campaign manager for Listen to 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:00:12:46

Michigan's 2024 Primary Results

2/29/2024
Early voting had been going on for a while, but Michigan had our in-person primary elections on Tuesday. To no surprise, the winners were Joe Biden and Donald Trump. However, there’s always a lot to think about as we get breakdowns of who voters supported, and where in Michigan they turned out. GUESTS: Colin Jackson, reporter for the Michigan Public Radio Network Rick Pluta, senior capitol correspondent for the Michigan Public Radio Network ___ 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:00:12:25

What If Detroit Stayed Détroit?

2/28/2024
“The Future,” a new speculative novel by the Montreal-based writer Catherine Leroux, reimagines what a Francophone Detroit would be like today if the French had never ceded the city to the British in 1760. The novel contends with histories of forced migration, poverty, and environmental degradation, and explores how a city adapts in the face of climate change. GUEST: Catherine Leroux, author of "The Future" ___ 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:00:14:46

AI Can Survey Our Opinions on Climate Change

2/27/2024
What can AI tell us about public opinions on climate change? Researchers at the University of Michigan are experimenting with new technology to measure public attitudes by using social media posts on X (formerly Twitter.) And their findings may surprise you. GUEST: Joshua Newell, professor in the School for Environment and Sustainability 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:00:16:43

Winter Birding with Spring in Mind

2/26/2024
In February, the animal we turn to as a nation to tell us about the heralding of spring is the groundhog. But birders know that the real messenger of the changing seasons lives in the sky. Birds that leave our region for the winter will soon return. There's plenty to prepare for now. And more than a few birds to check out while we wait. GUEST: April Campbell,See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:19:04

What "Vote Uncommitted" Means To These Michiganders, Pt. 2

2/23/2024
Yesterday on the podcast we talked to two organizers from the “Vote Uncommitted” campaign among Arab American and other voters in Michigan. Today we’ll get analysis on that movement from Detroit Free Press editorial page editor Nancy Kaffer. GUEST: Nancy Kaffer ___ 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:00:13:21

What “Vote Uncommitted” Means To These Michiganders, Pt. 1

2/22/2024
Listen to Michigan is leveraging political power by casting "uncommitted" votes rather than voting for President Joe Biden in the 2024 Michigan primary. GUESTS: Layla Elabed, campaign manager for Listen to Michigan Abbas Alawieh, political strategist and spokesman for Listen to 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:00:18:32

A New Proposal to Make Water More Affordable

2/21/2024
Michigan Senator Stephanie Chang and a group of collaborators came up with a plan to fund delinquent water bills and offer more affordable costs to low income households. Today, we’re looking at what this water-affordability plan would do, and we’ll dig into the years of water advocacy in places like Detroit that preceded it. GUESTS: Stephanie Chang, Michigan Senator representing the 3rd district Gary Brown, director of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department Jim Nash, Oakland County's Water Resources commissioner ___ 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:00:14:00

Wolves, Moose, and Ice Melt on Isle Royale

2/20/2024
Isle Royale – Lake Superior’s island National Park – is a naturalist's playground. It’s home to an estimated 30 odd wolves and nearly 1000 moose – all protected from hunting. For decades now, a team of researchers have been surveying the wolf and moose populations, but this winter with record breaking warm weather, the census did not go as planned. GUEST: Rolf Peterson, research professor in Forest Resources and Environmental Science at Michigan Technological University ___ 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:00:11:45

MI's Ongoing GOP Chair Struggle

2/19/2024
Kristina Karamo was ousted by state committee members last month, but said that she’s not leaving her position as Michigan Republican Party chair. Then, last week the Republican National Committee announced that they are now recognizing former Congressman Pete Hoekstra as MI GOP chair. So what is going on in Michigan’s Republican Party? And how will this all effect the upcoming Republican Convention? GUESTS: Craig Mauger, reporter for the Detroit News Stephen Henderson, host of WDET's Created Equal ___ 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:00:10:45

Nora Chapa Mendoza: A Life of Painting, Advocacy

2/15/2024
This year, the Kresge Foundation re-introduced us to a prolific metro Detroit artist who connected imaginative abstract motion and ideas with stories and images of Latino and Indigenous people. Nora Chapa Mendoza is a self-taught painter who established her career in Detroit. She is the 2024 Kresge Eminent Artist, for her life of achievements on the canvas and in advocacy. GUEST: Nora Chapa Mendoza - painter, educator and activist ___ 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:00:19:05

Auto No-Fault, Gun Reform & Other Legislative News

2/15/2024
We have some updates for you from Lansing. Gun reform laws that passed last session came into effect this week, Michigan State Representative Brenda Carter's been feeling the heat from auto no-fault reform activists, and Representative Josh Schriver was recently disciplined for a racist social media post. GUESTS: Tracy Samilton, reporter for Michigan Public Rick Pluta, senior Capitol correspondent for the Michigan Public Radio Network ___ 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:00:13:51

Bringing Liberian Cuisine to Detroit

2/14/2024
Detroit chef Ameneh Marhaba has carved out a place for her own Afro-fusion style with a pop-up kitchen and catering business called Little Liberia. Now Marhaba is working on a big lift: she’s preparing to open a brick-and-mortar storefront for Little Liberia in Midtown, Detroit. GUEST: Ameneh Marhaba, owner of Little Liberia ___ 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:00:16:48

Campus Security One Year After MSU Shooting

2/13/2024
How has campus security changed one year after the Michigan State University shooting?Today we get into what we know so far about security upgrades and how the MSU community is responding to it. GUEST: Isabel Lohman, education reporter at 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:00:11:06

Confections with Convictions: Chocolate With a Purpose

2/12/2024
Confections with Convictions is a chocolate shop. But it does a whole lot more than sell sweet treats. This confectionary employs young people fresh out of entanglements with the legal system, and gives them a chance to build a career path. GUEST: Dale Anderson, founder of Confections with Convictions Jennifer Faketty, owner of Confections with Convictions ________ 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:00:19:20

What the Conviction of Jennifer Crumbley Means, Pt. 2

2/9/2024
This week, the mother of the shooter in the Oxford High School mass shooting was convicted on four counts of involuntary manslaughter. Stateside spoke with Aubrey Greenfield, a survivor of the Oxford shooting and a gun violence prevention activist, about what this verdict means to her and members of her community. We also spoke with Nick Suplina, senior vice president for law and policy at Everytown for Gun Safety, about how this verdict could impact American perspectives on gun violence prevention. GUESTS: Aubrey Greenfield, University of Michigan student; gun violence prevention activist Nick Suplina, senior vice president for Law and Policy at Everytown for Gun Safety 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:00:19:10

What the Conviction of Jennifer Crumbley Means Pt. 1

2/8/2024
This week, an Oakland County jury convicted Jennifer Crumbley, the mother of the Oxford school shooter, on four charges of involuntary manslaughter. This case is extremely unique in the national landscape. Over the next couple days we’ll explain why. GUEST: Eve Brensike Primus, Yale Kamisar Collegiate professor of law 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:00:16:21

Why Your DTE Bill Keeps Going Up

2/7/2024
This winter we're seeing rate hikes for DTE Energy customers. So why are rates up and why might your energy bill get even higher? Plus, we also get into what people are doing in response to these rate changes. GUEST: Sarah Alvarez, director of Outlier Media ___ 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:00:12:12

Studio Visit: Fiber Arts With Nancy McRay

2/6/2024
The pace and patience of fiber arts is learned through mentorship. Williamsburg-based fiber artist Nancy McRay talks about how Northern Michigan provides the perfect backdrop for her practice - as an artist and teacher - at the loom. GUEST: Nancy McRay, fiber artist ___ 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:00:18:52

Learning About the Underground Railroad in a New Way

2/5/2024
The National Parks Service's National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom program produced a new video series called “Questioning Conversations.” Through candid dialogue between academics and artists, the series examines the Underground Railroad’s history and its reverberating impact. GUEST: Anna Lisa Cox, nonresident fellow with the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University, Anthony Feimster Jr, musician Joshua Harris, video artist ___ 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:00:20:30