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Stateside: Stabenow on child tax credit, music education changing; legacy of Native boarding schools

Jul 8, 2021

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow told Stateside that the federal infrastructure money headed to Michigan cities should be used to address both big picture issues like climate change, as well as fill in gaps caused by too little past investment.
Credit United States Department of Agriculture

Today on Stateside, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow talks about who gets the child tax credit expansion—and the pile of federal money headed to Michigan cities to make infrastructure fixes. Plus, the painful legacy of Native boarding schools in Michigan, and how tribal communities are reclaiming what was lost during an era of assimilation. And, we’ll hear how music educators took on virtual learning during the pandemic.

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

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Sen. Stabenow on implications of new child tax credit, funding for infrastructure

  • U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow is a Democrat representing Michigan.  

COVID-19 reminded us that we love art and music, but student access varies drastically by zip code

  • Dr. Kate Fitzpatrick-Harnish is an associate professor of music education at the University of Michigan.

The legacy of Michigan’s Native boarding schools—and how tribes are reclaiming what was lost

  • Netawn Kiogima is an Anishinaabemowin language specialist for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians.
  • Eric Hemenway is director of archives and records for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians.