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Politics & Government

Stateside: MI Dems call for look into Jan. 6; summer heat wave worries; Detroit artist Bakpak Durden

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Today on Stateside, Democrats in Lansing want to investigate the ties between people in Michigan and the January 6 Capitol insurrection. Also, with summer almost upon us, the environmental and human toll of heat waves. Plus, a conversation with queer Detroit street artist Bakpak Durden.

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

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Democrats at state Capitol want Michigan’s connection to Jan. 6 insurrection examined

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Stateside’s conversation with Donna Lasinski

  • Representative Donna Lasinski is the Democratic Leader in the Michigan House.

Detroit trans artist Bakpak Durden on making their mark via many mediums

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Stateside’s conversation with Bakpak Durden

  • Bakpak Durden is a multi-disciplinary queer hyperrealistic artist based in Detroit, Michigan.
  • Support for arts and culture coverage comes in part from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

     

Climate change could make heat waves deadlier in Detroit

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Stateside’s conversation with Brian Allnut and Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome

  • Brian Allnutt is a contributing editor at Planet Detroit.
  • Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome is founder and CEO of Empowering a Green Environment and Economy, LLC.

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