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Stateside: Rep. Levin on detained journalist; Beaver Island radio show; third grade reading scores

Danny Fenster on a balcony in Yangon
Courtesy of Bryan Fenster
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Today on Stateside, Rep. Andy Levin talks about the effort to get Michigan journalist Danny Fenster out of a Myannmar prison after more than 100 days in captivity. Then, a new study reveals lower learning levels during the pandemic. Plus, two musicians send out a radio love letter to Michigan music fans during the months of social isolation.

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

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Rep. Levin working to get journalist Danny Fenster released from Myanmar detention
Stateside's conversation with Congressman Andy Levin.

  • Andy Levin is the U.S. Representative for Michigan's 9th Congressional District.
Broadcasting from Beaver Island, radio show highlights Michigan-centric music
Stateside's conversation with Steve Girbach and Jackson Smith.

  • Steve Girbach co-hosts “Songs from the Trail.”
  • Jackson Smith co-hosts “Songs from the Trail.”
What we learned from last year’s test scores about pandemic learning in Michigan
Stateside's conversation with Katherine Strunk.

  • Katharine Strunk is a professor of education policy at Michigan State University’s College of Education, and director of the Education Policy Innovation Collaborative (EPIC).
Cheers! An ode to Torch Lake in cocktail form
A ''Cheers!'' segment from Tammy Coxen and Lester Graham.

  • Tammy Coxen is the founder of Tammy’s Tastings and co-author of Cheers to Michigan: A Celebration of Cocktail Culture and Craft.
  • Lester Graham is a reporter at Michigan Radio and co-author of Cheers to Michigan: A Celebration of Cocktail Culture and Craft.

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