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Stateside: Weiser apologizes, the women of Michigan lighthouses, and writers reflect on the pandemic

Mar 29, 2021

Ron Weiser, chair of the Michigan GOP and U-M regent, was filmed last week at a meeting of the North Oakland Republican Club calling the governor, the secretary of state, and the attorney general - all women - the “three witches”, saying they needed to be “burned at the stake”.
Credit University of Michigan Board of Regents

Today, on Stateside, winds change for the Michigan GOP leader who called the state’s top three elected officials witches. Plus, stories about the women who kept Michigan’s lighthouses.

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

What the Weiser gaffe tells us about Michigan GOP tensions

  • Craig Mauger is a political reporter with the Detroit News.

“Ladies of the Lights:” How Michigan women lived and served as lighthouse keepers

  • Patricia Majher is author of the book Ladies of the Lights: Michigan Women in the U.S. Lighthouse Service. 

Writers reflect on how the past year changed us as individuals and as a society

  • Desiree Cooper is a writer from Detroit.
  • Keith Taylor is a writer and lecturer emeritus with the University of Michigan.