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Stateside: Future in GOP for conservatives; Black Calder brewery; Detroit Zoo CEO to retire

Feb 18, 2021

Ron Kagan, who has led the Detroit Zoo for almost 30 years, will retire this summer. “This zoo has become a sanctuary, and it is an organization that thinks a lot about the individuality of animals, not just what’s best for an entire species or population,” he said.
Credit Courtesy of the Detroit Zoological Society

Today, on Stateside, after four years with Trump at the head of the Republican party, where does the GOP go now?  Plus, a new Black-owned brewery in Grand Rapids navigates launching a business amid a pandemic.

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

After Trump: two Michigan conservatives on where the GOP goes from here

  • Matt Resch is the founder of Resch Strategies Public Relations. He is also the former communications director for then-Lieutenant Governor Dick Posthumus
  • Nick De Leeuw is the vice president of Resch Strategies and has worked with several Republican administrations and campaigns
  • Stateside originally aired this segment on November 16, 2020

New Black-owned brewery brings fresh perspective to Grand Rapids craft beer scene

  • Jamaal Ewing and Terry Rostic are the co-founders of Black Calder Brewing.
  • Stateside originally aired this segment on November 20, 2020

After years of leadership in animal welfare, Detroit Zoo director Ron Kagan to retire

  

  • Ron Kagan is the director of the Detroit Zoo and plans to retire this summer.
  • Stateside originally aired this segment on January 14, 2021