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Stateside: Hiring of MSU football coach; Whitmer appointment rejected; portraits of black life

Feb 13, 2020

Today on Stateside, we're digging deeper into the hiring of Mel Tucker, his around $30 million compensation package, and the process governing sports hiring at Michigan's Big 3 schools. Plus, two African American artists in Detroit talk about finding a canvas big enough to tell real stories.

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Did MSU drop the ball on hiring new football coach Mel Tucker?

  • John U. Bacon is a sports commentator for Michigan Radio. 
  • Daniel Howes is a business columnist for the Detroit News.

MSU trustee defends hiring process for new football coach

  • Dianne Byrum is chair of Michigan State University’s Board of Trustees. 

For first time in nearly 10 years, state Senate rejects a gubernatorial appointment

  • Rick Pluta is Michigan Radio's Capitol Bureau Chief. 

Two Detroit artists on how they use painting, photography to capture complexity of black life

  • Sydney James is a fine artist and muralist working in Detroit.
  • Justin Milhouse is a photographer and filmmaker who works on both commercial and fine art projects.