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Year in Review: Stateside's best in 2018

Dec 30, 2018

Work in Progress

 

“Work in Progress” is a new Stateside series about what it's like to be at opposite ends of the same career path. You'll hear conversations between two people —one who's just starting out in a job and one who's been working in the field for a long time. Learn more about all kinds of fields out there— from the leading a Catholic church to teaching high school music. Here’s a highlight on a rookie and veteran farmer talking it out.

 

Before Hollywood success, actor Marc Evan Jackson got his comedy upbringing in Michigan

 

From Parks and Recreation to Brooklyn 99 and finally, The Good Place, Jackson got his start here in Michigan.

 

A rare music manuscript by Auschwitz prisoners brought to life by UM professor, students

 

University of Michigan music theory professor Patricia Hall has learned, prisoners at the camps managed to hold on to some of the beauty of their lives before the war through music. Hall recently discovered the sheet music for a song, arranged by prisoners at Auschwitz, that gives us a glimpse into those lives.

 

Move over "Rocket Man" – Lake Orion astronaut records original music video in space

 

 

Since being selected as an astronaut by NASA in 2000, Lake Orion native Andrew Feustel has been on three space missions and spent more than 61 hours on space walks outside the shuttle.

 

While floating 250 miles above the Earth earlier this year, Feustel added something new to his space resume: singer-songwriter. He recorded a music video for “All Around the World,” a song written by his friend Gord Sinclair.

 

New collection of Joni Mitchell interviews highlights iconic musician’s career and Detroit roots

 

Susan Whitall, former writer and editor for the magazine Creem, has edited a new book about Mitchell's life and career called Joni on Joni: Interviews and Encounters with Joni Mitchell.

 

Artisans of Michigan: Sweeping up as a broom-squire

 

“I make brooms, all kinds, different sizes, styles, colors. I like to use recycled materials: branches, golf clubs, old harnesses, lots of different things I put my brooms on,” Henry Tschetter of Brooms by Henry said.

 

Finding a community helped West Michigan man kick addiction. Now, he’s helping others do the same.

 

For those struggling with addiction, getting clean can be a grueling process, even when they are able to get into a rehab facility. Tyler Trowbridge knows that struggle well, which is why he helped design Dirt City Sanctuary.

 

Women bring Macbeth to life in Shakespeare prison program

 

Keta says she's making a lot of changes in her life. She's serving a roughly 20 year sentence for a crime she committed nearly 10 years ago. She's one of the actors with Shakespeare in Prison, a program of the Detroit Public Theater.