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Stateside: Sports resume amid COVID; Black art collectors; MOCAD fires exec. director

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Courtesy of the artist, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, and MOCAD.
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MOCAD’s facade featuring neon artwork by Martin Creed, titled Work no. 790: EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT, 2007. ";

Today on Stateside, a conversation with the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit’s board chair about the termination of the museum’s director, who was fired after allegations of racial discrimination surfaced. Also, we revisit a conversation with a couple of art collectors about how the business of buying and selling work by Black artists has changed over the past few decades. 

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Michigan sports teams from pros to JV face rocky restarts

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Stateside’s conversation with John U. Bacon

  • John U. Bacon is Michigan Radio’s Sports Commentator.

Wonderfully made: art collectors on finding meaningful works by Black artists

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Stateside’s conversation with George N’Namdi and Reverend Anthony Artis

  • George N'Namdi is the founder and owner of N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art in Detroit.
  • Reverend Anthony Artis is a minister and art collector living in Flint.

Board chair addresses equity issues and leadership change at MOCAD

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Stateside’s conversation with Elyse Foltyn

  • Elyse Foltyn is board chair at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.

Cheers! A new (to Michigan) distilled spirit inspired by South America

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Stateside’s conversation with Lester Graham and Tammy Coxin

  • Lester Graham is a reporter at Michigan Radio and co-author of Cheers to Michigan: A Celebration of Cocktail Culture and Craft Distilleries.
  • Tammy Coxin is a mixologist and Graham’s co-author.