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Stateside: MI GOP party divide; making the fragrance industry more inclusive; redefining climate urgency from an Indigenous perspective

A Black woman in a leather jacket leans against a brick wall in front of a "Detroit vs. Everybody" sign
Perfumer and Scent Docent Terees Western

Today on Stateside, we take a look at two recent Michigan GOP events that cast light on a party divide as Republicans prepare for the 2022 election cycle. We also talk with Digital Scent Festival founder Yosh Han and Detroit indie perfumer and Scent Docent Terees Western about decolonizing the fragrance industry. And, Potawotami scholar, activist, and White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council member Kyle Whyte discusses why prioritizing relationships and justice matters in addressing climate change.

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Michigan GOP events on Mackinac Island and in Antrim County cast light on party divide

Whose nose knows? Decolonizing fragrance with the Digital Scent Festival

  • Yosh Han is a California-based perfumer and the Producer of the Digital Scent Festival
  • Terees Western is a Detroit-based perfumer, Scent Docent, and the Founder of FragranTed
  • This year’s Digital Scent Festival is taking place online September 22-29, with ticket prices ranging from $5-$40. You can hear Terees Western at the festival on September 28, discussing “Fresh Perspectives in American Perfumery.” 

Redefining climate urgency from an indigenous perspective

  • Kyle Whyte is the George Willis Pack Professor of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan, and he currently serves on the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council.
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