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Stateside covers what you need (and want) to know about Michigan. You hear stories from people across the state—from policymakers in Lansing, to entrepreneurs in Detroit, to artists in Grand Rapids. Tune in every day for in-depth conversations that matter to Michigan. Stateside is hosted by April Baer.

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  • Leland Schools superintendent on leading a school through COVID. Lansing-based Odawa comic writer and artist features in werewolf-themed comics anthology. The importance of neighborhoods for seniors during COVID.
  • The current pandemic situation in Michigan amid mixed signals. Compensation for Detroiters who lost their homes to inflated property tax bills. Last night's State of the State address. Governor Whitmer looks to restore Earned Income Tax Credit.
  • For the first time in history, more Michiganders died than were born in 2020, according to findings from demographer Kurt Metzger. Stateside unpacked those numbers with Metzger and talked with an economist about what the data might mean for Michigan’s economy. Then, why abortion rights advocates picked 2022 as their year to ask for constitutional change.
  • A group of Republicans challenge the balance of the state’s newly redrawn political maps. GM invests $7 billion into Michigan plants as the state looks to incentivize production. A brief history of the unpopular "pension tax" in Michigan. A Right to Life director weighs in on Michigan's abortion laws.
  • What might happen in at the state level if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade this year? Today on the show, a look at the landscape of abortion rights in Michigan. Also, we caught up on three ballot initiative campaigns already ramping up this election year. And, we talked with the West Michigan drag queen on this season of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
  • One University of Michigan student talked to Stateside about why the firing of former university president Mark Schlissel is no laughing matter. Also, one former collegiate athlete shared her struggle with eating disorders. And a filmmaker talked about his journey following a beloved pair of piping plovers.
  • Drawing on her experiences as a young girl growing up in an Afghanistan terrorized by the Taliban, Freshta Tori Jan's new book, Courage: My Story of Persecution, encourages young readers to envision a more equitable future.
  • On today's show, the chair of the U of M Board of Regents discusses the university's recent settlement. We talk about what to do with your fancy clothes during a pandemic, and why Domino's is dissing delivery apps. Plus, a Michigan author gives a sneak peek of her new book.
  • A journalist and two attorneys discuss the University of Michigan’s $490 million settlement with 1,050 claimants for decades of student sexual abuse by sports physician Robert Anderson.
  • Dearborn mayor Abdullah Hammoud takes office, maps road past infrastructure and COVID issues. Reporters uncover false advertisement at Baker College. The effects of President Schlissel's departure from the University of Michigan. A chat with Michigan lieutenant governor Garlin Gilchrist, who recently contracted COVID.