Today on Stateside, we hear the first episode of Believed. It's a podcast series produced by Michigan Radio and NPR that explores how former sports doctor Larry Nassar sexually abused patients for more than 20 years. Plus, an interview with the series’ co-hosts, Michigan Radio reporters Kate Wells and Lindsey Smith.
Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.
- Michigan Radio’s Tracy Samilton breaks down a recent press release from Progress Michigan exposing a computer glitch that failed to accurately update the addresses of 100,000 Michigan voters. The Secretary of State says that Michiganders affected by the error are still able to vote and will be getting a change-of-address sticker “very soon.”
Wolverines beat a bruised MSU in must-win for Harbaugh; Lions find a ground game
- Michigan Radio sports commentator John U. Bacon weighs in on Michigan’s victory against Michigan State on Saturday — the team’s first defeat of a ranked opponent in more than a decade — as well as what is shaping up to be an unexpectedly promising season for the Lions.
- Episode 1 of Believed, titled “The Good Guy,” examines how former MSU sports doctor Larry Nassar was able to maintain a pristine reputation — and the trust of athletes, parents, and coaches nationwide — while sexually abusing hundreds of his patients.
Hosts of Believed podcast explain why they made it
- Michigan Radio reporters Lindsey Smith and Kate Wells are the co-hosts of Believed, a podcast co-produced by Michigan Radio and NPR that examines the years leading up to Larry Nassar’s criminal conviction after decades of sexually abusing his patients. They join Stateside to talk about the series and how their reporting highlights the role many survivors played in taking Nassar down.
Port Huron native Thomas Edison said being deaf was "a great gift"
- 139 years ago today, Thomas Edison ran his first successful test of the incandescent lightbulb. University of Michigan medical historian and PBS contributor Howard Markel tells Stateside about the factors that led to Edison’s discovery and why the inventor viewed his deafness as an asset to his work.
Voter voices: Liberating black and brown communities and revitalizing Detroit
- We've been sending reporters and producers across the state to ask people two questions: What are the most important issues for you as a Michigan voter? What concerns you most about our political climate right now? Today, we hear from Paul Jackson of Detroit and Aaron Link of Farmington Hills.