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Stateside: UM nurses threaten strike, Detroit native Gilda Radner in her own words

Sep 17, 2018

Today on Stateside, a young activist in Detroit is appealing her conviction for pulling an unloaded gun on another woman in what she says was self-defense. Plus, the ups and downs of the family restaurant are the focus of Ann Arbor writer Lillian Li’s debut novel.

Listen to the full show above or find individual stories below.

UM nurses vote to authorize three-day work stoppage

  • Nurse Katie Oppenheim, chair of the University of Michigan Professional Nurse Council, talks about why nurses at the university have voted to authorize a potential strike.   

Young Detroit activist appeals gun conviction over what she says was self defense

  • Michigan Radio reporter Sarah Cwiek tells us the latest in the case of Siwatu-Salama Ra, a young mother convicted for pointing her gun at someone in a situation she claimed was self-defense earlier this year.

Big Ten Football flounders over weekend, Red Wings say farewell to Captain Zetterberg

  • Michigan Radio sports commentator John U. Bacon talks football highlights from the weekend, the retirement of the captain of the Detroit Red Wings, and more.   

From family drama to family recipes, Ann Arbor writer’s debut novel chronicles life at a Chinese restaurant

  • Writer Lillian Li talks about her debut novel Number One Chinese Restaurant, which chronicles the lives of the owners and employees of a popular Chinese restaurant.  

Colleges launch campaign to remind students, parents that a bachelor’s degree is still worth it

  • Dan Hurley, CEO of the Michigan Association of State Universities, talks about the organization’s new “Make a Difference” campaign about the benefits of a four-year degree.

Gilda Radner documentary is an intimate look at life of beloved comedian and Detroit native

  • Love, Gilda producer Meryl Goldsmith and Gilda’s brother Michael Radner talk about the new documentary, which features extensive archival footage of Gilda, as well as excerpts from her personal writings. 

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