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Stateside: Proposed ban on masks in schools; mosquito-borne diseases; changing public spaces

Today on Stateside , the state Legislature takes up a ban on mask mandates. If the measure succeeds, it's sure to meet the governor's veto pen. We talk to a Democratic lawmaker who also opposes the bills. Then, how the COVID era has changed the way we think about and use social spaces. And, it was a boom year for mosquitoes in Michigan. Does that translate to more mosquito-borne diseases this year? We go behind the scenes with the scientists tracking those numbers.

Stateside: Proposed ban on masks in schools; mosquito-borne diseases; changing public spaces

Stateside: James Craig launches bid for governor; feminist art house; mixed back-to-school feelings

Today on Stateside , we hear about the chaotic start to the gubernatorial campaign of former Detroit Police Chief James Craig. Then, artists transform a Detroit house into an exploration of modern feminism. And, we hear from two families about their complicated feelings about going back to school amid the ongoing pandemic.

Stateside: James Craig launches bid for governor; feminist art house; mixed back-to-school feelings

Mornings in Michigan: As kids return to school, families' COVID-19 concerns vary

It's back-to-school season, and in the era of COVID-19, what that looks like depends a lot on where you live.

Mornings in Michigan: As kids return to school, families' COVID-19 concerns vary

Stateside: Muslim surveillance post 9-11; telling Arab American stories; domestic violence gun death

Today on Stateside , we look at a young woman's death that casts light on a patchwork system of laws covering guns and restraining orders. We also discuss the lingering impact of surveillance on Muslims in Michigan. Plus, we speak with an artist who is collecting oral histories of Arab American life after 9-11 with the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn.

Stateside: Muslim surveillance post 9-11; telling Arab American stories; domestic violence gun death

TWTS: Staving off questions about "staffs" and "staves"

If you have one staff, as in a stick, and then you add another staff, you now run into the question of whether you have two staffs or two staves. At least, that's the question that popped into our heads when listener Nadia Luis asked us about the verb "stave off."

Stateside: Michigan's potential Delta dodge; recycling plastic into clothes; worker shortage dilemma

Michigan is either lagging behind much of the country in the latest Delta variant spike, or will largely dodge a significant surge. On today's Stateside, a look into the favorable trend Michigan is experiencing. Also, a conversation about worker shortages in the restaurant industry, and how the end of federal unemployment benefits may impact the workforce.

Stateside: Michigan's potential Delta dodge; recycling plastic into clothes; worker shortage dilemma

Stateside: MI's 1931 state abortion ban; student mental health; Eastpointe grows more diverse

Today on Stateside , how the effort to restrict abortion rights in other states could have ripple effects in Michigan. Then, learning from your losses with Michigan Radio sports commentator John U. Bacon. Also, the small town of Eastpointe is drawing more Black residents. We'll talk about how the city is changing as it becomes more diverse.

Stateside: MI's 1931 state abortion ban; student mental health; Eastpointe grows more diverse

Songs From The Trail

Welcome to Songs from the Trail! "Songs from the Trail" is a show about and dedicated to music in Michigan that broadcasts weekly on WVBI on Beaver Island in the middle of Lake Michigan. Hosts Jackson Smith and Steve Girbach bring this special edition of the program to Michigan Radio to round out your summer playlist. They also talk to Detroit music producer, musician, and composer Luis Resto .

TWTS: Prior to adding "to," no one cares about "previous" and "prior"

The words "previous" and "prior" are synonyms and don't get much attention from language commentators. That is, they don't get much attention unless "to" is part of the mix.

TWTS: Prior to adding "to," no one cares about "previous" and "prior"

Cheers! Cherry liqueur, coffee liqueur, some imagination

Tammy Coxen with Tammy's Tastings took a trip up north to visit some distilleries, including a stop at Mammoth Distilling 's tasting room in Bellaire and the distillery in Central Lake. Mammoth has a string of four tasting rooms from Traverse City to Petoskey. But if you live in the southern part of the Lower Peninsula, there's one a little closer in Adrian, which is more or less 40 miles southwest of Ann Arbor. Anyway, Tammy was up north enjoying some cocktails when the bartender said, "Oh, hey