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Stateside: Detroit stimulus spending; Baobab Fare restaurant; new Nathan Bomey book

The Detroit skyline as seen from across the Detroit River.
Lester Graham
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Michigan Radio

Today on Stateside, with an influx of cash from the 2021 stimulus bill, Mayor Duggan has big plans for Detroit. We talk with a reporter about the proposed spending plan for a city in recovery. Plus, infrastructure week never ends. A new book by a Michigan journalist focuses on “bridging” the gap in a polarized America.

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

Duggan’s proposed spending plan for $426 million in federal stimulus for Detroit

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Stateside’s conversation with Louis Aguilar

  • Louis Aguilar is a reporter covering Detroit. You can read his piece on Mayor Duggan’s proposed spending here.
  • You can find the Detroit's meetings on how to spend stimulus money here on Zoom. The city is looking to create block clubs of residents to help beautify the city.

Michigan journalist asks if America could ever be one big happy family

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Stateside’s conversation with Nathan Bomey

  • Nathan Bomey is a reporter with USA Today. He previously worked for the Detroit Free Press and his book is called “Bridge Builders: Bringing People Together in a Polarized Age.”

Baobab restaurant

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Stateside’s conversation with Mamba Hamisi

  • Mamba Hamisi is CEO and co-founder of Baobab Fare on Woodward Ave in Detroit, Michigan. The restaurant serves dishes from Mamba’s home country of Burundi.
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