• Summary

  • 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.

    2021 Michigan Radio
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Episodes
  • Unpacking "Packing and Cracking"

    Oct 22 2021
    Soon, Michigan will have new congressional and legislative districts. How those lines are drawn will have political consequences that last a decade. But before that happens, the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Council is seeking public comment on the set of draft maps they recently released. Today on the pod, we talk to one of the members of the commission about how that's going, and we hear from a state lawmaker who says he has some major concerns about the maps as they are drawn right now. GUESTS: Sue Hammersmith, executive director of the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. Adam Hollier, Democratic state Senator representing parts of Detroit, Grosse Pointe, Highland Park, Hamtramck and Harper Woods. Information about the remaining public hearings: Friday, Oct. 22, 1-3:30 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. DeVos Place, Steelcase Ballroom 303 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids Monday, Oct. 25, 1-3:30 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Treetops Resort 3962 Wilkinson Road, Gaylord Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1-3:30 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Dort Center 3501 Lapeer Road, Flint Looking for more conversations from Stateside? Right this way. If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work. Stateside’s theme music is by 14KT. Additional music by Blue Dot Sessions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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    12 mins
  • Fall Gardening, Really?

    Oct 21 2021
    An unusually warm fall means more time to grow your favorite summer crops—while adding in some veggies that love cooler temperatures, too. On this episode, Luke Marion, the creator of the wildly popular MIGardener YouTube channel, explains how to make the most of your fall garden.  GUESTS: Luke Marion, Michigan Youtube gardner Looking for more conversations from Stateside? Right this way. If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work. Stateside’s theme music is by 14KT. Additional music by Blue Dot Sessions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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    15 mins
  • Michigan's child care crisis

    Oct 20 2021
    Michigan’s legislature is moving a package of bills designed to streamline operations for the state’s beleaguered child care industry. Not only have day-to-day operations changed radically because of COVID, but the industry’s financial model has been thrown into chaos because of the statewide labor shortage. This episode, two perspectives on Michigan's child care crisis.  GUESTS: Dustin Walsh is a reporter for Crain's Detroit Business. Nina Hodge is the owner of Above and Beyond Learning Child Care Center in Detroit. Looking for more conversations from Stateside? Right this way. If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work. Stateside’s theme music is by 14KT. Additional music by Blue Dot Sessions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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    22 mins

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