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Stateside: WSU police chief on protests; the Muslim American experience; art’s role in tough times

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Protesters march in Ann Arbor on June 30th, 2020. Protests took place in several Michigan cities over the weekend over the death of black Minneapolis resident George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer.

Today on Stateside, what the Wayne State University police chief says needs to happen to regain public trust as the nation erupts in protest over the killing of George Floyd. Plus, a theater director speaks about the role of art in articulating black pain amid civil unrest. 

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Wayne State Police Chief on what it will take to win back public trust, retraining for de-escalation

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Stateside’s conversation with Anthony Holt

  • Anthony Holt is the chief of police for the Wayne State University Police Department.

New book from MSU political scientist takes data-driven look at Muslim American experiences

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Stateside’s conversation with Nazita Lajevardi

  • Nazita Lajevardi is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University, and the author of the book Outsiders at Home. 

Director of black-owned theater company in Detroit talks about art’s role in troubled times 

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Stateside’s conversation with Gary Anderson

  • Gary Anderson is the artistic director for Detroit’s Plowshares Theatre Company.
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