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Stateside: Friday, Oct. 6. 2023

On today's episode of Stateside, we heard about a lawsuit in Federal court against Michigan's recently redrawn state senate and house districts. Those who filed the suit argue the new lines diminished African-American voting power. Then a black velvet painting collector shared why the "rasquache" art brings people and community together. We wrapped the show by speaking with two brothers who are behind the "art" barns in Michigan's thumb region.

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  • Lauren Gibbons, Bridge Michigan reporter covering state politics and policy
  • Diana Rivera, black velvet painting collector and Michigan State University Chicanx Latinx Studies Subject Specialist
  • Jim Boyle, artist involved with 53 North, a rural art project in Port Austin
  • Chris Boyle, involved with 53 North, a rural art project in Port Austin and owner of Port Austin Kayak and Bike
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