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Stateside: Coaches push fans to mask up; musical homage to Paradise Valley; UM’s diversity problem

Jul 16, 2020

Today on Stateside, Michigan Radio Sports Commentator John U. Bacon checks in on hopes for college sports amid COVID-19. Also, a conversation with an author whose new book digs into what the University of Michigan got right and got wrong in its diversity and inclusion efforts.  

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Wear the mask or risk our season: Michigan coaches speak out on COVID

  • John U. Bacon is Michigan Radio’s sports commentator, and an author.

Celebrating Paradise: Akropolis Reed Quintet's love letter to a Black cultural hub in Detroit

  • Matt Landry is the executive director and saxophonist of Akropolis Reed Quintet.
  • Marsha Music is a writer and documentarian of Detroit stories.

Inclusion and Inequality: book highlight's U-M's failed attempt at diversity

  • Matthew Johnson is an associate professor of history at Texas Tech University and the author of Undermining Racial Justice: How One University Embraced Inclusion and Inequality.