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Stateside: Fewer Michigan hunters; what Amazon taught Detroit; gentrification in the comeback city

Nov 15, 2018


Today, Detroit lost its bid to land Amazon's coveted HQ2 earlier this year, but the city and surrounding region may have learned some important lessons in the process.  Plus, is gentrification in a city always bad? 

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

Decline in Michigan hunters may have broader consequences for conservation

  • Richelle Winkler is an associate professor of sociology and demography at Michigan Tech in Houghton. Her recent research found that Michigan’s hunting population has fallen more than 20 percent since its peak in 1998. Winkler said that could have a big impact on the state's conservation piggy bank. 

Love it or hate it, Detroit Amazon bid sparked necessary conversations for region 

  • Amazon has announced the cities of its new headquarter locations in New York and Virginia this month. Crain's Detroit Business reporter Chad Livengood discusses why Detroit's efforts to secure HQ2 weren't all for naught. 

Detroit’s growth is “real, but it’s limited,” says leading urban scholar


  • Alan Mallach is the author of The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America, and a senior fellow at the Center for Community Progress. Mallach joined Stateside to tell us why he doesn't think gentrification is necessarily a bad thing for Detroit. 

Howes: Speculation over Dan Gilbert buying Tigers is just that 


  • News broke this week that Dan Gilbert is selling his Greektown Casino. Detroit News business columnist Daniel Howes gives his perspective on whether or not Gilbert is freeing up capital to purchase the Detroit Tigers. 

What college students and parents should know about suicide and mental health on campus


  • Colleen Edmonds is a board member with the Michigan chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. In 2014, Edmonds lost her daughter Meghan to suicide after her freshman year of college. She shared what she thinks schools and parents can do to identify and support students who are struggling.
  • Farha Abbasi is a psychiatrist at Michigan State University. She joins us to explain what's driving the high rates of mental health issues on campus, and how to know when it's time for students and families to reach out for help. 
  • Minding Michigan is Stateside’s ongoing series that examines mental health issues in our state.
  • If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (En Español: 1-888-628-9454; Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889) or the Crisis Text Line by texting 741741.

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