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Stateside: Immigrants react to insurrection; UAW and civil rights; COVID pauses college sports

Jan 19, 2021

The University of Michigan Men's Basketball Team has been having a pretty good year. Will COVID-19 upset their chances of a tournament once again?

Today on Stateside, after the Capitol insurrection on January 6, some immigrants are feeling unsettled by the kind of political instability they once fled. Plus, we’ll take a look at the role a UAW leader played in tying organized labor to a broader movement for civil rights. And, could COVID-19 sideline college basketball tournaments… again?

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

For some Michigan immigrants, the insurrection hit home

  • Beenish Ahmed is a reporter for Michigan Radio based in Detroit.

The UAW leader who helped MLK tie organized labor into broader civil rights movement

  • Gavin Strassel is a UAW archivist with Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs at Wayne State.

COVID-19 sidelines college basketball tournaments

  • Brendan Quinn covers college basketball (and golf) for The Athletic.

Gloves come off in fight over commercial fishing in Michigan

  • Lexi Krupp is a reporter for Interlochen Public Radio.