Stateside from Michigan Radio Conversations that matter to Michigan. Stateside covers what you need (and want) to know about Michigan. You'll hear stories from people across the state—from policymakers in Lansing, to entrepreneurs in Detroit, to artists in Grand Rapids. Tune in every day for in-depth conversations that matter to Michigan. Stateside is hosted by April Baer
Stateside from Michigan Radio

Stateside from Michigan Radio

From Michigan Radio

Conversations that matter to Michigan. Stateside covers what you need (and want) to know about Michigan. You'll hear stories from people across the state—from policymakers in Lansing, to entrepreneurs in Detroit, to artists in Grand Rapids. Tune in every day for in-depth conversations that matter to Michigan. Stateside is hosted by April Baer

Most Recent Episodes

Detroit Artist Scott Hocking

Detroit artist Scott Hocking showed us around the city that in many ways is his studio. He's a specialist in creating beauty in the spaces most people have left behind, but his latest installation is much more public facing: in front of the Huntingon Place convention center downtown. The 11-foot "Floating Citadel" bronze sculpture unveiled this week. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Creating Space for Indigenous Students

The Three Fires teaching lodge at Grand Valley State University is the first lodge in Michigan to be built on public university land. Students traveled from as far as Chicago to help construct the lodge this summer. One of those students and a professor who led the project joined Stateside to talk about the significance of having a space reserved for Indigenous students on colonized land. GUEST: Camren Stott, undergraduate student at GVSU and Indigenous chef from the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odowa Indians Dr. Andrea Riley-Mukavetz, Assistant Professor in GVSU's Integrative, Religious, and Intercultural Studies Department, and an enrolled citizen of the Chippewa Thames Band _____ 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 is by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Goodbye, Muscle Car

Dodge announced this week it will discontinue its iconic line of Chargers and Challengers. It's a brave new world of autos, moving away from traditional American muscle to an electrified future. GUEST: Sonari Glinton, contributor to Planet Money and Slate 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 is by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jail Comes With Steep Costs

Inmates at Wayne County's jail have experienced very long stays over the course of the pandemic. For many families who have loved ones at the jail, it can be financially challenging to stay in touch during such an extended period of time. Beenish Ahmed, Michigan Radio's criminal justice correspondent, brings us a story from one woman whose husband is being held at the jail. Sheriff Jerry Clayton also joins the show to discuss how Washtenaw County has been looking for alternatives to the costs of things like court-related fines and booking fees. GUESTS: Sheriff Jerry Clayton, Washtenaw County sheriff Beenish Ahmed, criminal justice correspondent for Michigan Radio ______________ 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 is by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

MI Politics Rundown: Election Tampering to Abortion Bans

On this special Friday episode of the podcast, Zoe Clark is back in the host chair, leading a panel discussion around the last week in politics.They cover Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's lawsuit about the 1931 law banning abortion, Kristina Karamo's Twitter accounting supposedly getting hacked, and the investigation into presumptive Republican attorney general nominee Matt DePerno. GUESTS: Lauren Gibbons, capitol reporter for Bridge Michigan Clara Hendrickson, politics reporter for Detroit Free Press Zach Gorchow, executive editor and publisher of Gongwer News Service ______________ 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 is by Blue Dot Sessions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

La Carpa Theatre Finds a Home in Detroit

A group of teens are changing the theater landscape in Detroit. But they're not reinventing the wheel — instead they're building off of the Mexican Carpas theater tradition to create whimsical, bilingual performances. The group is called La Carpa Theatre and is run by artist Karilú Alarcón Forshee. GUESTS: Karilú Alarcón Forshee, creator of La Carpa Theatre Gabriel Rodriguez, performer —— Looking for more conversations from Stateside? Right this way. If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Remembering Motown Legend Lamont Dozier

This week, Detroit singer and songwriter Lamont Dozier passed away at age 81. Dozier helped write and produce countless hit records during his career. His work played a huge roll in Mowtown's success, and in the dominance of Black music on pop radio. Ann Delisi, host of Essential Music from WDET, joins the show to discuss the lasting impact of this Mowtown icon. GUESTS: Ann Delisi, host, Essential Music from WDET You can find a recording of Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Edward Holland's interview on Fresh Air here. —— Looking for more conversations from Stateside? Right this way. If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Why We Love To Be Scared

The family that screams together stays together. At least, that's the case with James A. Janisse and Chelsea Rebecca, a husband and wife duo that runs the horror-centric YouTube channel and podcast, Dead Meat. GUESTS: James A. Janisse, host of the YouTube channel and podcast Dead Meat Chelsea Rebecca, host of the YouTube channel and podcast Dead Meat —— 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 is by Blue Dot Sessions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Investigation by AG Nessel Implicates GOP Rival

Michigan's attorney general, Dana Nessel's office has been investigating allegations that some Republicans seized voting machines in 2020. Their goal was to "test" if any deficiencies could validate their conspiracy that Donald Trump actually won Michigan's 2020 presidential vote. But last night, Nessel dropped some pretty big news: One of the people involved in the alleged conspiracy is set to be her opponent as she runs for reelection this fall. GUEST: Craig Mauger, politics reporter, The Detroit News —— 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 is by Blue Dot Sessions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

MI Politics Rundown: What Primaries Portend

It was a big week in Michigan politics. A panel of guests join guest host Zoe Clark for a look at the results of the primary elections, and what they tell us as we head into the general election. GUESTS: Emily Lawler, politics editor, Detroit Free Press Greg Bowens, founder, Bowens and Co. John Truscott, founder, Truscott Rossman 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 is by Blue Dot Sessions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.