Stateside: Travel ban reversed; MI’s first absentee ballot fight; food insecurity solutions
Today on Stateside, President Joe Biden signed a stack of executive orders on his first day in office, including an end to President Donald Trump’s travel ban on a number of countries with large Muslim populations. A reporter discusses the state's Muslim American communities’ responses to the controversial ban’s reversal. Also, a look at the debate over absentee ballots — during the American Civil War. Plus, a grocery store tackles food insecurity in Grand Rapids with tools from social justice.
Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.
Biden’s first executive orders include an end to so-called Muslim travel ban
- Ali Harb is a political reporter for Middle East Eye. He is from Dearborn and currently based in Washington, D.C.
- Carl Herstein is the president of the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society.
Pandemic brings new urgency to the fight for food justice in Michigan
- Alita Kelly is the founder of South East Market in Grand Rapids.
- Oran Hesterman is the founder and CEO of Fair Food Network.