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Politics & Government

Stateside: Police reforms in Michigan Senate; Cass Tech lacrosse; hot housing market

michigan state capitol building in lansing, mi
Lester Graham
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Michigan Radio
Lawmakers in Lansing may have to cut revenue sharing with local governments to fill the $1.8 billion budget hole.

Today on Stateside, a state lawmaker discusses police reform measures under consideration in the Michigan Senate. Also, a look at what’s driving the housing market — and making it difficult for buyers to navigate right now. Plus, two high school students discuss wrapping up the pandemic school year.

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

Michigan Senate examining bipartisan police reforms

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Stateside’s conversation with State Senator Adam Hollier

  • State Senator Adam Hollier is a Democrat who represents parts of Detroit and the Grosse Pointes in the Michigan legislature.

“This past year was very much a blur”: High school students reflect on a pandemic school year

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Stateside’s conversation with high school students Jane and Nawaff

  • Jane is a junior at a public high school in Kalamazoo.
  • Nawaff is a senior at a public high school in Dearborn.
  • To protect Jane and Nawaff’s privacy as minors, Stateside is including only their first names.

“Doing it for Detroit:” Cass Tech’s women’s lacrosse team wraps first season amid pandemic

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April Van Buren’s feature for Stateside

  • Summer Aldred is the head coach for Cass Technical High School’s varsity women’s lacrosse team.
  • Deja Crenshaw is a senior at Cass Tech and a co-captain for the varsity women’s lacrosse team.
  • Zahria Liggans is a senior at Cass Tech and co-captain and goalie for the team.

Housing market is sizzling for sellers but homes are even farther out of reach for many Michiganders

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Stateside’s conversation with Marc Norman

  • Marc Norman researches affordable housing and community development, and he's an associate professor at University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. He's also a member of the Federal Reserve Board’s Community Advisory Council.
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