Stateside

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 michiganradio.org. If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work.

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It's Raining PFAS


We already knew PFAs have worked their way into the ground, lakes, rivers and streams, and tap water… basically everywhere. Today we’ll talk with a chemist about a recent report from the EPA, which has now found PFAS in rainfall on the shores of all five Great Lakes.  GUEST: Marta Venier, chemist and professor at Indiana University  Looking for more conversations from Stateside? Right this way. If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work...


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The Visual Language of Bakpak Durden


You can find murals by Detroit artist Bakpak Durden on walls all across the Motor City. But Bakpak doesn’t limit themselves to just one—or two, or three—forms of creative expression. They’ve styled hair, inked tattoos, worked as an illustrator, and, more recently, co-founded a printing press. Today, we’ll hear from Bakpak about how they use art to support their community, say what words can't, and manage their mental health...


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Ford’s New Hybrid Mini-Truck


Ford introduced the world to the Maverick hybrid truck last week. Smaller than the electric F-150 Lightning, the Maverick suggests some new possibilities for an iconic Michigan brand, and the global leader in light trucks. Today, what the little truck means for Ford and its hope for expansion.  GUEST:  Sonari Glinton, host of Now What’s Next podcast. He worked for years covering Detroit and the Big 3 for NPR.  NOTES: Looking for more conversations from Stateside? Right this way...


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Painting Michigan with Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen


Walk into the children’s section of pretty much any bookstore or library in Michigan and you’re likely to find Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen’s work staring back at you from the shelf. The illustrator of The Legend of Sleeping Bear has a new book out titled Our Michigan! We Love the Seasons, which celebrates all that makes Michigan uniquely beautiful throughout the year...


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Jes Kramer's Performance Therapy


A lot of musicians experience some kind of stage fright. Grand Rapids multi-instrumentalist, Jes Kramer, is no different. But for Jes, there’s a therapeutic quality of performing. While she’s on stage, she practices something called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing - or EMDR. It’s a psychotherapy tool used to process anxiety and trauma. On today’s pod, we're talking with Jes about how EMDR works, live performance, and maintaining creativity during the pandemic...


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Schembechler Legacy in Doubt


The adopted son of storied U-M football coach Bo Schembechler went on record today as a survivor of sexual abuse at the hands of University of Michigan doctor Robert Anderson. And Matt Schembechler says his dad knew of the abuse and did nothing. GUESTS: David Jesse, Detroit Free Press Brian Cook, M Go Blog   Looking for more conversations from Stateside? Right this way. If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work. Stateside’s theme music is by 14KT...


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Pâtisserie and Community in Detroit


Warda Bouguettaya’s pastry creations, influenced by Algerian, French, and other traditions, bring together flavor and texture in exquisite ways. Next weekend, Bouguettaya will welcome customers to a new location for her much-lauded bakery, Warda Pâtisserie. On today’s show, we’ll talk to Bougettaya about her love for patisserie and what it means to be part of a larger Detroit food community. Warda Pâtisserie’s new shop is located at 70 W. Alexandrine...


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The Slow Pandemic Fade


Have you looked at the heat map of Michigan COVID cases lately? It’s blue.  Not to say we don’t still have some areas of concern and hospitalizations, but we’ve come a long way from the days when our funeral homes and ICUs were bursting.  Today, we discuss Michigan’s low COVID rates and how pandemics peter out and don’t conclude with a satisfying thud as appealing as that sounds. GUEST: Dave Boucher covers government and politics for the Detroit Free Press. Dr...


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Retro-Futurist Radebaugh


When artist Arthur Radebaugh put his pen to paper in the 1950s and 60s, the resulting vision of the future dazzled millions of people every week. Radebaugh was an illustrator, and a visual futurist whose work appeared in a syndicated Sunday Comics section called “Closer Than We Think”. GUEST: Rachel Clark from the Michigan History Center Looking for more conversations from Stateside? Right this way. If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work...


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Poetry and Disability Culture with Petra Kuppers


Michigan-based poet, Petra Kuppers, writes a lot about bodies. She writes about the strangeness and beauty of them; how we live in them. Her work is deeply personal. Partly because Petra is disabled and thinks a lot about disability culture. For her, the process of poetry - observing and distilling her experiences through writing - is a healing one.  Her latest collection is Gut Botany. On today’s episode: poetry, bodies, queerness, and healing through words...


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