Today on Stateside, a law professor discusses what can be done to remedy the burden of property tax foreclosures in Detroit. Also, a young poet shares how writing helped him understand his refugee experience. Plus, the team from Cheers! mixes up a spring cocktail to send us into Easter weekend.
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What it would take to end the burden of tax foreclosure in Detroit
- Bernadette Atuahene is a law professor at Illinois Institute of Technology’s Chicago-Kent College of Law. She’s also a cofounder for the Coalition for Property Tax Justice.
- Thang Lian is a poet and a senior at East Kentwood High School. He recently won a regional Gold Key Award for his poetry. His work is now up for a national Scholastic Art and Writing Award.
How an Alpena arts center is staying relevant during COVID
- Justin Christensen-Cooper is the executive director of Northeast Michigan Center for Fine Arts, also known as Art in the Loft.
- Ashley Repke and her family are Art in the Loft programming participants based in Alpena.
- The Creating Connection Michigan series is produced by Long Haul Productions, and is part of a national initiative to make arts and culture part of everyday life. The project is funded by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.
- Lester Graham is a Michigan Radio reporter and the co-author of Cheers to Michigan.
- Tammy Coxen is a mixologist and the co-author of Cheers to Michigan.