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Stateside: Muslim surveillance post 9-11; telling Arab American stories; domestic violence gun death

September 11
Courtesy Andrea Assaf
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Today on Stateside, we look at a young woman’s death that casts light on a patchwork system of laws covering guns and restraining orders. We also discuss the lingering impact of surveillance on Muslims in Michigan. Plus, we speak with an artist who is collecting oral histories of Arab American life after 9-11 with the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn. 

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

How institutional policies changed Muslim Americans lives after September 11th
Stateside's conversation with Beenish Ahmed

  • Beenish Ahmed is a Detroit-based reporter for Michigan Radio.
Artist-in-residency at Arab American National Museum seeks post 9-11 stories
Stateside's conversation with Andrea Assaf

  • Andrea Assaf is a Lebanese American writer, performer, director, cultural organizer, and creator of the Eleven Reflections on September project, which is currently seeking community stories. You can also watch the Eleven Reflections film online through September 16 as part of the Arab American National Museum’s Arab Film Series. 
West Michigan woman’s shooting death exposes flaws in safety net
Stateside's conversation with Ann Givens

  • Ann Givens is a reporter for The Trace, a nonprofit newsroom covering gun violence. Read her reporting on 21-year-old Rosemarie Reilly’s quest for protection, and her murder, here.