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Stateside: 10 years after Kalamazoo River oil spill; the odd life of King Strang of Beaver Island

Jul 24, 2020

Today on Stateside, we dig into the history of King James Jesse Strang— a self-professed mormon monarch who held court on Beaver Island. Plus, we look back on the worst oil spill into an inland waterway in US history, which took place here in Michigan.

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"I can sum it up in one word, and that is: nightmare." 10 years after massive oil spill in Michigan

  • Rebecca Williams is a senior editor and reporter for Michigan Radio.

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  • Daniel Wanschura is a reporter for Interlochen Public Radio.

New book documents the life of James Jesse Strang, self-professed Mormon monarch of Beaver Island

  • Miles Harvey is the author of "The Kind of Confidence," which recalls the life and legacy of James Jesse Strang.