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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No Election Fraud Here, Say GOP Lawmakers


A group of State Senate Republicans released their final report today on the supposition of voter fraud in 2020. The long-awaited conclusion? There wasn't any fraud. The report even suggested that the state’s attorney general investigate individuals or groups that pushed a conspiracy theory about fraud in Antrim County for their own gain...


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City Police Budgets Increase Amid Calls to Defund


After a year of protests calling on local governments to defund the police, most large cities in Michigan are actually spending more on police, not less. The new fiscal year is about to begin for many cities across the state. July 1st marks the starting point of the new spending cycle for most cities. As those budget plans get finalized, the Michigan Radio newsroom has been digging into how the state’s 20 largest cities are handling  the calls to defund police departments...


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Oakland County’s Shifting Political Winds


For decades, Oakland County was known as a wealthy Republican enclave. But as the national GOP leans hard to the right, this traditional Republican stronghold shifted to the left. On today’s episode, we’ll talk about how the state's second most populous county ended up in a political identity crisis with Politico writer and Michigan native Zack Stanton. You can read Zack’s profile of Oakland County for Politico, titled “As Long as the Party Embraces Trump, It’s Going to Have Trouble” here...


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Music Festivals are Back


Michigan state announced it will lift all indoor capacity restrictions and mask requirements starting next Tuesday, June 22nd. That's ahead of the original date of July 1st. Outdoor restrictions already have been lifted, but with little time for concert organizers and promoters to really plan full events for the summer. So what can we expect when it comes to music festivals and concerts? On today's episode, we cover all things music festivals...


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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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