What COVID Taught Us About Racial Disparity
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by Michigan Radio
1w ago
In April 2020, Gov. Whitmer assembled a taskforce to target biases and barriers that have long prevented racial minorities from receiving adequate medical care; something that was made abundantly clear during the early weeks of the pandemic. The Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities was called to identify and help reduce the disparities in COVID cases. GUESTS: Dr. Phil Levy, Associate Vice President of Translational Science at Wayne State University; Director of the Center for Population Health Accountability at Wayne Health Dr. Renee Canady, CEO of the Michigan Public Health ..read more
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A Tapestry of Black Stories
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by Michigan Radio
1w ago
Tapestry in Black is a new podcast that gives Black Michiganders a space to share their experiences in their own words. Each episode of the show is a new story, told from the perspective of someone who lived it. Season 1 features tales from the Civil Rights era from the 1960s to the early 70s. GUEST: Khaliph Young, Tapestry in Black director ____ Looking for more conversations from Stateside? Right this way. If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work. Music in this episode by Blue Dot Sessions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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Plastic, Plastic, Everywhere
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by Michigan Radio
1w ago
There's a lot to think about when you're at the grocery store: your meal plans, your taste, your budget. But what about your plastic bag consumption? Today on the show, one artist’s cheeky take on the problem of single use plastics through art. And then, the Democratic effort to reverse the state's ban on local plastic bag bans. GUESTS:  Robin Frohardt, Brooklyn-based artist and filmmaker State Senator Jeff Irwin, Democrat representing Michigan's 15th district   More information about The Plastic Bag Store over here. ____ Looking for more conversations from Stateside? Right this ..read more
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MIGOP Chair Hopefuls & Election Fraud Claims
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by Michigan Radio
1w ago
This last weekend, nine candidates vying for Michigan Republican Party Chair took part in a forum in Midland. All nine endorsed false claims that the last two elections had fraudulent outcomes. Among the candidates for the top spot are some failed nominees for statewide office, including former attorney general nominee Matt DePerno and former secretary of state nominee Kristina Karamo. Craig Mauger of The Detroit News has been following the candidates as they look to lead one of Michigan’s two major parties. Guest: Craig Mauger, political reporter for The Detroit News ____ Looking for more c ..read more
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Leslie King is a Survivor, Now She’s Helping Other Women
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by Michigan Radio
2w ago
At the age of 15, Leslie King was sex trafficked in Grand Rapids. For 20 years, she endured sexual exploitation, violence, and drug addiction, until finally escaping in the summer of 2000. Today, King runs an outreach organization in Grand Rapids called Sacred Beginnings. Its mission is to connect with others who may be victims of sex trafficking, and provide them with supplies and support.  After years spent rebuilding her life, filling out applications, working with lawyers, and receiving denial after denial for expungement petitions, Leslie received a phone call she'd been wa ..read more
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When Detroit Loses Black Representation in Congress
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by Michigan Radio
2w ago
Two months before Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington, tens of thousands gathered to watch him speak in Detroit — a city that’s home to so many Black activists, artists, and entrepreneurs.  Since then, it hasn’t all been easy for Black Detroiters, but the elections of Mayor Coleman A. Young, and Congressman John Conyers brought forward a new era of Black leadership.  In recent years, Detroit has lost Black representation in both local and national leadership. In the latest election, two non-Black candidates came out on top to repres ..read more
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Stateside Extra: One of the Last Video Rentals in MI
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by Michigan Radio
2w ago
Remember video rental stores? We went to one of the last ones in Michigan. _______ Looking for more conversations from Stateside? Right this way. If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work. Additional music by Blue Dot Sessions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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Cheers! Last Call
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by Michigan Radio
2w ago
"Cheers!" has been a longstanding Stateside feature, and now co-hosts Tammy Coxen and Lester Graham have prepped their last call. After 100 drinks from the mixology team, they'll wrap up their run in February. Today, we toast them! GUESTS: Lester Graham and Tammy Coxen are co-hosts of the radio series "Cheers!" and co-authors of the book Cheers to Michigan: A Celebration of Cocktail Culture and Craft Distillers.  Looking for more conversations from Stateside? Right this way. If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work. Additional music by Blue Dot Sessions. See ..read more
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Republican Discord in Ottawa County
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by Michigan Radio
2w ago
In Ottawa County - in West Michigan, a slate of nine new commissioners just took office. In their first meeting on January 3rd, they made some sweeping changes to county operations. Not everybody was happy about it. Today on the pod, a new kind of Republican takes control in reliably red Ottawa County.  GUEST: Dustin Dwyer, Michigan Radio's West Michigan reporter  Looking for more conversations from Stateside? Right this way. If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work. Music in this episode by Blue Dot Sessions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy inf ..read more
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A Ford Fiesta's Final Trek
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by Michigan Radio
2w ago
French documentary filmmaker Dorian Degoutte couldn't bare dumping his 1997 Ford Fiesta. So instead he took took his car from France for one last journey to where it all began: Detroit. Read the original article here. GUEST: Dorian Degoutte, filmmaker Phoebe Wall Howard, reporter at the Detroit Free Press _______ Looking for more conversations from Stateside? Right this way. If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work. Additional music by Blue Dot Sessions.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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