Stateside: Absentee ballot challenges; Broadway’s first black star; cherry farmers struggle
Today on Stateside, we spoke to two Michigan clerks about how the state can avoid an Iowa caucuses style castastrophe in November. Plus, a new play at Plowshares Theatre in Detroit tells the story of Broadway's first black megastar Charles S. Gilpin.
Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.
- Tina Barton is clerk for the city of Rochester Hills
- Jan Roncelli is clerk for Bloomfield Township.
- Gary Anderson is artistic director of Plowshares Theatre in Detroit.
- T. Pharoah Muhammad portrays 1920s Broadway star Charles S. Gilpin in Plowshares Theatre's production of the play N, written by playwright Adrienne Earle Pender.
- Lisa Loggins portrays Charles' wife Florence Gilpin in N.
Michigan tart cherry farmers consider ways to survive after tariffs revoked
- Interlochen Public Radio's Max Johnston reports on the challenges facing Michigan's tart cherry farmers.