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Stateside: Flint mayor on Snyder charges; Michigan poets to read; Detroit Tejano music legend

Jan 15, 2021

Mayor of Flint talks about the charges filed against former state officials for the city’s water crisis.
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Today on Stateside, the Mayor of Flint talks about the charges filed against former state officials for the city’s water crisis. Plus, we review new work by Michigan poets, including a nominee for the National Book Award. We end show with story of a collaboration between 3rd Man Records and the family of a Tejano music star from Detroit.

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Flint mayor says charges in water crisis case show “no one is above the law”

  • Sheldon Neeley is the mayor of Flint, Michigan.

Looking for a good book of poetry to snuggle up with this weekend? Here’s some Michigan favorites.

  • Molly Spencer is a Michigan writer and critic. An accomplished poet, she is also senior poetry editor for The Rumpus, a website for excellent writing of all kinds. She also teaches writing at the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

Detroit Tejano music pioneer’s legacy preserved on album of newly-discovered recordings

  • Frank Solis is son of Martin Solis— Tejano music pioneer in Michigan and Tejano ROOTS Hall of Fame member.
  • Eddie Gillis works at Third Man Pressing which is part of Jack White’s Third Man Records.