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Stateside: Biden halts deportation; MI Notable Books; Black Bottom Saints author

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Today on Stateside, what President Biden's executive order on deportation will mean in Michigan. Also, ready for some reads? The annual list of Michigan Notable Books might give you a new lens on strange times.


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Advocate “cautiously optimistic” about Biden’s halt on deportation, immigration plan


Stateside’s conversation with Maria Ibarra

  • Maria Ibarra is an advocate with We the People Michigan.

MI Notable Books list for 2021 offers challenging and comforting reads from a difficult year


Stateside’s conversation with Tim Gleisner and Jessica Trotter

  • Tim Gleisner is manager of special collections at the Library of Michigan. He wrangles the committee that selects the titles. 
  • Jessica Trotter is a librarian with the Capital Area District Library, and is one of the committee members.

In new novel, Detroit’s Black Bottom neighborhood brought to life by the people who called it home


Stateside’s conversation with Alice Randall

  • Alice Randall is an author whose latest novel, Black Bottom Saints, draws from the experiences of Black Detroiters who lived in the city’s historic Black Bottom neighborhood.
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