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Politics & Government

Stateside: Haaland nomination and tribes; Idlewild’s future; Hertel at MDHHS

a nurse holds a vial of one of the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
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Today on Stateside, Congresswoman Debra Haaland (D-NM) begins Senate confirmation hearings as President Joe Biden’s pick to head the U.S. Department of the Interior. A Michigan tribal chair discusses what Native leadership in the Cabinet could mean for tribes, going forward. Also, the new head of Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services weighs in on the next pandemic battlegrounds. Plus, reimagining Idlewild, where generations of Black Michiganders went for vacation and respite.

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

Tribal leader in Michigan reacts to Haaland nomination for Sec. of Interior

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Stateside’s conversation with Aaron Payment

  • Aaron Payment is the chairperson for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and the vice president of the National Congress of American Indians.

A new generation of Black Michiganders reimagine the historic Idlewild

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Stateside’s conversation with Blair Evans and Susan Matous

  • Blair Evans is a creator of Experience Idlewild and a member of the Yates Township Planning Commission.
  • Susan Matous is a creator of Experience Idlewild and a property management and tourism entrepreneur.

Our Lives Have Changed: Pandemic stops Cadillac comic shop’s 6-year run

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Taylor Wizner’s feature for Interlochen Public Radio

  • Taylor Wizner is the health care and tourism reporter for Interlochen Public Radio.

New director of MDHHS talks about managing the pandemic and next year’s budget priorities

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Stateside’s conversation with Elizabeth Hertel

  •  Elizabeth Hertel is the director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
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