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.

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What the 2020 Census Means for Michigan


The US Census Bureau had a really hard time doing its work last year. Between COVID and natural disasters occurring across the country, the census process was delayed by months. But now the first data set of the 2020 Census is in. And for Michigan, the numbers are telling a story we’ve heard before. It's the fifth consecutive census in which we've lost a congressional seat. Today, what these results mean for Michigan’s political landscape...


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Detroit City Councilmember Passes the Torch


It’s election year in Michigan’s largest city, and the Detroit City Council will soon look much different. Four councilmembers have announced they will not seek reelection. One of those is Raquel Castañeda-López, who represents the heavily Latino area of Southwest Detroit. Today on the podcast, we talk to Castañeda-López about passing the torch to a new generation of progressive leaders, and what she’s learned about the interplay between activists and people in elected office...


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Tattoo Artist Celebrates Fat Bodies


There’s a new generation of tattoo artists making big changes in the industry. Many of them are people of color, LGBTQ, women, and non-binary folks. And these artists are working to make the tattoo shop a more inclusive place for people with all kinds of bodies. Ann Arbor tattoo artist Carrie Metz-Caporusso is doing that with their “roll flower” designs that are meant to complement and enhance the beauty of fat bodies—instead of hiding them...


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Abdul El-Sayed on Medicare for All


Michigan is leading the nation with a third surge of COVI-19 cases and hospitalizations. Though there have been some positive signs that the current surge is beginning to ebb, it’s still pretty dire in some area hospitals where patients have been much younger than in the first and second surges. At the same time, vaccinations continue at a good and steady pace in the state, though there are signs that the demand for vaccinations is also ebbing, and perhaps too early...


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The Sturgeon Guard Stand Watch


The lake sturgeon is the biggest and oldest fish in the Great Lakes. They’ve been around for millions of years, but their numbers have dwindled in the last century. That’s why state wildlife officials and sturgeon conservationists are calling for citizens to step up and protect adult lake sturgeon from poaching as the fish journey along the Black River back to their spawning grounds...


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SCOTUS and Juvenile Lifers


Last night the US Supreme Court published a pretty big decision. The court gave judges more discretion in sentencing really young offenders to life without parole. Today, we’re digging into what this decision means for Michigan and for "juvenile lifers" who are waiting for resentencing.  GUESTS: Deborah Labelle, Washington correspondent for the Detroit News Efren Paredes, Advocate for juvenile offenders. Looking for more conversations from Stateside? Right this way...


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Making Wild Spaces More Inclusive


We like to hold up America’s wild spaces as equal playgrounds for all, but access to nature isn’t as universal as we’d like to think. Many people of color face major barriers to participating in outdoor activities like camping or hiking. Today on the podcast, we hear about some people that are trying to change that. GUESTS: Rhonda Smith, writer for Planet Detroit. You can find Rhonda’s articles about making outdoor recreation more accessible to people of color here...


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Chauvin is guilty. Now what?


Now that a jury has convicted Derek Chauvin on three counts for the death of George Floyd, are we in a different chapter of America’s conversation about police and use of force? Today, hear from activists from activists from Grand Rapids to Detroit, and we talk through what the verdict means with a couple of people who closely follow the legal and social forces in play...


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How the B117 Variant Took Hold


COVID-19 case rates and hospitalizations in Michigan have been rapidly rising for weeks. The numbers are now nearing—and sometimes surpassing—those of the last two surges. A lot of Michiganders have been wondering how this happened in the state that was among the first to flatten the curve during the initial wave infections. There is an answer to that question...


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COVID Surges in the Thumb


When it comes to COVID-19 cases, it's not great anywhere in Michigan right now. But the Thumb region is in serious trouble, ranking among the hottest spots in the state for COVID infection rates. Today we talk with Michigan Radio's Caroline Llanes about surges in the area. And we also speak to a nearby restaurant owner in St. Claire who made the decision to close dine-in service amid the surge...


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