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Stateside: 10 years after Kalamazoo River oil spill; the odd life of King Strang of Beaver Island

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DAN WANSCHURA
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Interlochen Public Radio
Art from U.P. artist Katie Eberts is featured on a billboard on U.S. Highway 2 in the Upper Peninsula. The billboards went up last month thanks to the non-profit, Save Art Space.

Today on Stateside, we dig into the history of King James Jesse Strang— a self-professed mormon monarch who held court on Beaver Island. Plus, we look back on the worst oil spill into an inland waterway in US history, which took place here in Michigan.

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

"I can sum it up in one word, and that is: nightmare." 10 years after massive oil spill in Michigan

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Michigan Radio's Rebecca Williams reports for Stateside

  • Rebecca Williams is a senior editor and reporter for Michigan Radio.

Drive-by art hits Upper Peninsula highway

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Interlochen Public Radio's Daniel Wanschura reports

  • Daniel Wanschura is a reporter for Interlochen Public Radio.

New book documents the life of James Jesse Strang, self-professed Mormon monarch of Beaver Island

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Stateside’s conversation with Miles Harvey

  • Miles Harvey is the author of "The Kind of Confidence," which recalls the life and legacy of James Jesse Strang.
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