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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Bipartisan Aspirations and Election Year Realities


In her fourth State of the State speech, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer focused on policy goals with some bipartisan support. But how much comradery will Democrats and Republicans be able to find in an election year? On today's episode, we'll break down what Whitmer said and how likely it is she'll get movement on her policy priorities. Plus, we dig in on one particular focus for the governor: boosting the earned income tax credit (EITC) for lower-income workers...


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MI Deaths Surpassed Births in 2020


In 2020, for the first time on record, Michigan saw more deaths than births. And while COVID-19 certainly added to the death numbers, it wasn't the only reason for the disparity. As a state, we've been dealing with much slower growth than other parts of the country. On today's episode, we'll talk to a demographer and an economist about how that might impact the way our state--and its economy--looks in the future...


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Drag Race’s First Michigan Queen


"Let's see how grand your rapids are," was a playful challenge from RuPaul herself to Grand Rapids area native and drag queen, Orion Story. Otherwise known as Chace Lambert, Story became the first queen to represent Michigan on RuPaul’s Drag Race, which is currently on its 14th season. Today, we talk with Lambert about drag in Michigan and on the show...


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A Michigan Runner on Athlete Eating Disorders


Simone Biles' withdrawal from the 2021 Olympic finals showed us how difficult, yet important it can be to prioritize self care as a star athlete. And the issue definitely hits home here in Michigan. Today, a former Michigan State runner reckons with the prevalence of eating disorders within the running world...


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A Piping Plover Love Story


Like many Michigan grandparents, piping plovers have flown south for the winter. But the endangered bird makes its summer home along the shores of the Great Lakes. And in Chicago, they eagerly await the return of a sort of piping plover celebrity couple: Monty and Rose. The pair has many fans in the city, a beer named in their honor, and a documentary about their journey. On today's episode, we talk to the film's director about Monty and Rose's epic story of love and conservation...


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Race, Class, and Representation in the 13th District


New political maps, the retirement of Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence, and Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib announcing she’ll move to a new neighboring district have left Detroit with a rare opportunity: a wide open congressional seat. We talked to two Detroit politicos about who is in the running for the 13th District, and how race and class might play a role in the upcoming election...


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$490 Million for Anderson Abuse Survivors


The University of Michigan has reached a settlement with survivors of Dr. Robert Anderson, a physician who worked in sports medicine and the University health system for 37 years and is accused of sexually abusing more than a thousand students. We talked to a reporter and a lawyer representing some of the survivors about the details.  GUESTS:  Kim Kozlowski, higher education reporter for the Detroit News. You can read her coverage of the Anderson settlement here...


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A Pink Slip for U of M’s President


This past weekend, after a closed-door meeting, the University of Michigan’s board of regents fired President Mark Schlissel for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a university employee. We talked to a Title IX attorney about what this says about the school's approach to sexual harassment cases—and what it might mean for the future...


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Michigan Photographers Capture America’s Grandmas


COVID has posed a grave threat to our elders these last two years. Even if your family has been lucky enough to dodge the worst, you're probably finding moments with the grandparents in your life that much sweeter. Two Michigan photographers travelled across the country to find some of those moments, taking portraits of grandmothers and archiving their wisdom in the new book, Grandmothers of America. GUESTS:  John Hanson, photographer based in Detroit...


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Ojibwe.net: Revitalizing Anishinaabe language online


Keeping Indigenous languages alive is not a small job. The more hands, the better. That’s why the team behind Ojibwe.net created an online platform to make learning the Anishinaabemowin language more accessible for language learners everywhere...


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