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Stateside: Kalamazoo homeless protests, 100th anniversary of Spanish flu, Libertarian Medicaid plan

Motor Corps and Canteen volunteers from the Detroit chapter of the American Red Cross, taking a break from delivering supplies to influenza victims.
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Motor Corps and Canteen volunteers from the Detroit chapter of the American Red Cross, taking a break from delivering supplies to influenza victims during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic.

Today on Stateside, Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Bill Gelineau says he would cut Medicaid costs by rewarding young women for not getting pregnant before age 23. Plus, 100 years ago, the world’s deadliest flu pandemic hit Michigan and killed roughly 19,000 people.

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

Shelter leader responds to complaints from homeless Kalamazoo residents in ongoing protests

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Stateside’s conversation with Michigan Radio’s Bryce Huffman and Pastor Michael Brown, who heads the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission.

  • Michigan Radio reporter Bryce Huffman, who was at Bronson Park, tells us what protestors camped out there are saying about the city’s plan to clear out the park Tuesday evening.   
  • Pastor Michael Brown runs Kalamazoo Gospel Mission, the city's only emergency overnight homeless shelter in the city. He gives us his perspective on the continuing protests over the way the city is addressing homelessness. We also hear from

Detroit Mixtape: ADULT. gained international fame, but remains relatively underground at home

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Stateside’s conversation with Paul Young, founder of Detroit Music Magazine

  • Detroit Music Magazine founder and publisher Paul Young talks about the musical path set by long-time staples of Detroit’s electronic and art music scene.

Support for arts and culture coverage comes in part from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

US 23 flex lane garners national attention, serves as model for other congested MI roads

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Stateside’s conversation with MDOT spokesperson Jeff Cranson

  • Jeff Cranson, spokesman for the Michigan Department of Transportation, talks why a redesigned stretch of US-23 known as a “flex route” is gaining national acclaim.

To cut Medicaid costs, Libertarian candidate proposes paying young women to not get pregnant

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Stateside’s conversation with Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Bill Gelineau

  • Libertarian candidate for governor Bill Gelineau talks about the changes he’d make to the state’s Medicaid system.

During 1918 influenza outbreak, Michigan saw bodies “stacked like cordwood”   

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Stateside’s conversation with state archivist Mark Harvey and medical historian Dr. Howard Markel

  • Michigan state archivist Mark Harvey and medical historian Dr. Howard Markel talk about the 1918 influenza pandemic’s brutal – and deadly – toll  on Michigan.

This segment is produced in partnership with theMichigan History Center.

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