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Assorted stories from Michigan Radio.

Assorted stories from Michigan Radio.
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Assorted stories from Michigan Radio.

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Don't blame yourself for mispronouncing "indict," blame the Renaissance.

1/21/2018
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On the page, it looks like "indict" and "edict" should sound a lot alike. And yet, when you say these two words out loud, it's like being trapped in an episode of the Patty Duke Show . Don't feel embarrassed if you've ever mispronounced "indict" to sound more like "edict" or "verdict." Your only fault was the assumption that English always makes sense. Why does our language insist on making things so complicated? In this case, the answer comes with some interesting stories about the history...

Duration: 00:04:10


Michigan musician inducted into Tejano Hall of Fame

1/19/2018
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Martin Huron Solis Jr. is the first Michigan resident to be inducted into the Tejano ROOTS Hall of Fame Museum in Alice, Texas. Solis was born in San Antonio in 1929 and began playing the guitar at age six. "Well we were migrant workers. And we didn’t have a job. My dad he decided we should come to Michigan. And that’s why I got here. That must have been 1948 or something like that. I remember the trip and it was nine of us at the time. Total, my mother had 12 children. We arrived at...

Duration: 00:04:52


Children’s book, "Mr. Mouthful," teaches kids—and adults—the virtue of speaking plainly

1/19/2018
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Lawyers are not known for their clarity, and Joseph Kimble knows this well. Kimble was a professor of legal writing at Western Michigan University’s Cooley Law School for 35 years. He has since switched gears and written a children’s book about a windbag whose highfalutin' talk causes trouble and confusion for kids. He joined Stateside to discuss the inspiration behind Mr. Mouthful Learns His Lesson .

Duration: 00:05:22


Cheers! A Michigan hot toddy

1/19/2018
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When you come in from the frigid temperatures we’ve been experiencing, mixing up an ice cold cocktail might not seem the best way to end the day. What you really want is something warm. Tammy Coxen of Tammy’s Tastings says that’s why we have the hot toddy.

Duration: 00:02:05


With “12 Strong,” Traverse City author’s book gets the big Hollywood treatment

1/18/2018
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Just weeks after 9/11, twelve Army Special Forces commandos secretly got themselves to the mountains of Afghanistan. They were the first American troops on the ground in Afghanistan post 9/11.

Duration: 00:07:34


From microscopic to cosmic, New York artist puts psychedelic spin on complexity of Great Lakes

1/17/2018
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He’s been widely praised for his paintings about natural history and ecological history. Now, New York artist Alexis Rockman has turned to Michigan’s treasure — the Great Lakes. His new show, " Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle ," opens at the Grand Rapids Art Museum on Jan. 27.

Duration: 00:08:25


Mixtape Detroit: Nolan the Ninja, Bonny Doon, and Karriem Riggins

1/16/2018
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2017 is in the books, and Detroit Music Magazine has put together the annual "best of" lists. Guiding us through some highlights are Paul Young , founder and publisher of Detroit Music Magazine , and executive editor , Khalid Bhatti .

Duration: 00:10:09


Stateside 1.15.2018

1/15/2018
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Oprah talked about rape survivor Recy Taylor at the Golden Globes. Today on Stateside , we talk to the Michigan historian who's been researching and telling Taylor's story for the last 15 years. Also today, MSU's Broad Museum spotlights two important Michigan artists. To find individual interviews, click here or see below: Thanks to Oprah, Recy Taylor got rare spotlight at Golden Globes. So who was she? Consumers want high fuel efficiency standards, and automakers can meet them These two...

Duration: 00:49:54


These two Michigan artists had “parallel” careers. Now they have side-by-side exhibits.

1/15/2018
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Two iconic Michigan artists are in the spotlight, thanks to an important exhibition at the Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. The works of Jim Shaw and the late Mike Kelley are being displayed in an exhibition at the MSU Broad called " Michigan Stories: Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw ." It is running through February 25th. Steven Bridges and Carla Acevedo-Yates , Michigan State University Broad Museum curators, joined Stateside to discuss the exhibits. Listen above for the full...

Duration: 00:08:24


Thanks to Oprah, Recy Taylor got rare spotlight at Golden Globes. So who was she?

1/15/2018
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It was an electrifying moment at last week's Golden Globes when Oprah Winfrey put the spotlight on a black woman from Alabama named Recy Taylor. In 1944, as she was coming home from church, Recy Taylor was kidnapped and raped by six white men. They left her blindfolded by the side of the road and threatened to kill her if she told anyone what had happened. She did anyway. Nevertheless, justice was never served.

Duration: 00:10:48


Are there infixes in English? Abso-freaking-lutely.

1/14/2018
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English doesn't use very many infixes, but that doesn't mean they don't exist. Here's the thing: they're out there, but most of them aren't fit for print or our airwaves. We'll come back to that. Wondering what exactly an infix is? Here's a hint -- they're related to a pair of other grammatical elements that may a bit more familiar.

Duration: 00:04:25


From Tetris to Destiny: The extreme evolution of video game music

1/12/2018
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The Fifth Annual North American Conference on Video Game Music is coming to Ann Arbor. As you’ll hear in the interview above, music has come a long way since Tetris or Mario Brothers. Today, games such as Halo and Destiny include hours of lush arrangements.

Duration: 00:07:15


A poem from Detroit’s 2017 youth poet laureate

1/12/2018
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Hajjar Baban is the 2017 Detroit Youth Poet Laureate . She was also a finalist in the 2017 National Youth Poet Laureate Program . Baban joined Stateside today to talk about her process, and to read her poem, “portrait of my grand / father as another kurdish man i never met.”

Duration: 00:04:16


Artisans of Michigan: Kayaks and canoes evolve into art

1/12/2018
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Outside of Grand Ledge, at the end of a long driveway tucked away among the trees, we found a house and a large steel barn, the workshop of our latest featured artisan, Allen Deming of Mackinaw Watercraft . He’s been building monocoque strip built boats as a full-time pursuit for ten years. Monocoque strip built is basically a single hull canoe or a kayak or other vessel made from strips of wood glued together and then sealed with fiberglass and epoxy. “They have none of the problems that...

Duration: 00:04:23


Stateside 1.11.2018

1/11/2018
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Today on Stateside , we meet a world champion ice carver. For her, spending hours in the freezer is just another day at the office. And, a psychiatrist explains why we should not be in the business of diagnosing the president.

Duration: 00:50:07


New documentary “Me, the ‘Other’” seeks to foster more unity

1/11/2018
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President Trump and his supporters say they want to "make America great again," but just what that means and what part of America's past they refer to as "the greatest" is unclear. Given our nation's turbulent history when it comes to the treatment of people of color and women, there are some who feel that slogan is not meant to include them.

Duration: 00:10:01


Spending hours in the freezer, just another day at the office for world champion ice carver

1/11/2018
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For most of us, working in subzero temperatures doesn’t sound like the dream job. But the cold doesn't seem to bother World Championship ice carver Tajana Raukar. Raukar is the owner of Ice Dreams Sculptures in Plymouth. It's cold in her studio, and she's wearing full on winter gear. “There’s lots of layers. It’s very cold so you definitely have to have your snow suit on, and your turtle neck of course, and heavy boots, gloves, and ear protection because working with the chainsaw and...

Duration: 00:04:36


Stateside 1.10.2018

1/10/2018
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Today on Stateside , the state says there's enough money to keep the Children's Health Insurance Plan running until summer. And, in the midst of uncertainty, a science advisor to the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team says the new cleanup standard for PFAS chemicals errs on the "side of caution." Also today, country-rock and jazz artist Jill Jack reflects on two decades of making music in Michigan.

Duration: 00:50:09


From country-rock to jazz, Jill Jack reflects on two decades of making music in Michigan

1/10/2018
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Fans of singer-songwriter Jill Jack know she's been a mainstay of Detroit’s music scene for over two decades. Back in October, she released her 12th full length album These Days , a nod to the Jackson Browne tune. At the 2017 Detroit Music Awards, Jack was recognized for Outstanding Americana Artist/Group, Outstanding Americana Vocalist and Outstanding Jazz Recording for "Pure Imagination."

Duration: 00:11:47


Stateside 1.9.2018

1/9/2018
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Today on Stateside , a law professor says Attorney General Bill Schuette has failed consumers. Schuette strongly disagrees. And, we discuss the game-changing effect of being able to see mental illness.

Duration: 00:49:58

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