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Stateside: Journalist Danny Fenster; Freep on criminal justice reform; new book on Tecumseh

Jun 2, 2021

Despite decreased traffic on Michigan roads amid the COVID-19 pandemic, traffic fatalities increased this past year. Lt. Michael Shaw, with the Michigan State Police, spoke with Stateside about the new auto accident data.
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Today on Stateside, Danny Fenster, a journalist from Michigan, has been detained by authorities in Myanmar. His brother discussed the ongoing efforts to secure his release. Also, a columnist from the Detroit Free Press discusses the editorial board’s pursuits of criminal justice reform in Michigan. And, a look at Tecumseh’s vision for a sovereign pan-Native Nation in the 19th century, including the role he had in mind for Michigan.

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Detroit Free Press editorial board tackles criminal justice reform in Michigan

  • Nancy Kaffer is an editorial columnist at the Detroit Free Press.

A new biography sheds light on Tecumseh’s plan for Michigan as a homeland for Native people

  •   Peter Cozzens is the author of Tecumseh and the Prophet: the Shawnee Brothers Who Defied a Nation.

Why nearly empty, pandemic roads saw more fatal auto accidents across Michigan

  • Lt. Michael Shaw is a Michigan State Trooper.

Family works to free Michigan born journalist detained in Myanmar by military coup leaders

  • Bryan Fenster is the brother of Michigan journalist Danny Fenster, who is being detained  in Myanmar.