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Arts & Life

Stateside: Standardized testing; design in Detroit; MSU-Chile telescope; Big Ten football politics

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Trice Clark
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Detroit's annual celebration of design is moving forward even in these uncertain times.

Today on Stateside, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says Michigan students need to take standardized tests this year. We check-in with an educator and an administrator who have thought a lot about the role of testing. Then, Detroit's creative pros talk about what design has to offer during a time of crisis. And, Michigan State takes stargazing to high heights.

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

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says Michigan students need to take standardized tests this year. Educators aren't so sure.

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Stateside's conversation with June Teisan and Peter Spadafore

  • June Teisan, Ph.D. is a former Harper Woods Public Schools teacher.
  • Peter Spadafore is with the Michigan Association of Superintendents and Administrators.

Detroit's creative pros talk about what design has to offer during a time of crisis

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Stateside's conversation with Kiana Wenzell

  

  • Kiana Wenzell is Design Core Detroit's director of Culture & Community.
  • Support for arts and culture coverage comes in part from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

Telescope in Chile gives MSU astronomers a better look at the stars

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Stateside's conversation with Shannon Schmoll

  • Shannon Schmoll is the director of the Abrams Planetarium at Michigan State University.

Big Ten football becomes a political talking point

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Stateside's conversation with John U. Bacon

  • John U. Bacon is Michigan Radio's sports commentator. 
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