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Stateside: Yemeni-Americans on Biden; remembering Charles McGee; playwright Dominique Morisseau

Feb 8, 2021

Detroit visual artist Charles McGee died late last week. A fundamental figure on Detroit’s art scene, he was something of an evolutionary link between the fine art tradition and the street style influences that put Detroit on the contemporary art map in the latter half of the 20th century.
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Today on Stateside, a Michigan state representative discusses easing the tragedy of Yemen’s civil war. Then, playwright and screenwriter Dominique Morisseau talks about deepening her connection with Detroit Public Theatre during a pandemic. And, safety tips on the Great Lakes. Just because ice is forming doesn’t mean it’s safe to walk on.

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

How Michigan’s Yemeni-American community views the Biden administration

  • Abraham Aiyash is a state representative (D-Hamtramck) and the first Yemeni-American elected to the state House.

Beloved Detroit artist Charles McGee has died

 

  • In memory of Charles McGee, a fundamental figure on Detroit’s art scene. 

The beauty and dangers of Great Lakes ice cover

 

  • Dave Benjamin is the executive director for the Chicago-based Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project.

Playwright Dominique Morisseau on Detroit, race, and writing for television

  • Dominique Morisseau is a playwright, screenwriter, actor, MacArthur Fellow, and the new executive artistic producer at the Detroit Public Theatre.