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Today on Stateside, Michigan’s Supreme Court declines to extend deadlines for redrawing legislative boundaries. Also, one union pushes back on Trinity Health vaccine policy. Plus, how some Michigan college athletes flex the earning potential of their names, images and likeness. And, how the Detroit Public Theatre leveraged the pandemic year to find a new home, and set the stage for a new future.

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

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State lawmakers want to allow Michigan college athletes to make endorsement deals. Legislation introduced Wednesday would also allow college athletes to hire agents and be paid for the use of their name, image, or likeness.

Representative Joe Tate is a Democrat from Detroit. He played football for Michigan State University. He says if colleges and coaches can make money off the popularity of sports, so should athletes.

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California made sports history last month when Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill that would let college athletes cash in on the $14 billion college sports industry.

The landmark "Fair Pay to Play Act" opens the door for athletes to be paid for their likeness, name, image, and lets them sign endorsement deals.

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This week Eastern Michigan University opened a brand new training facility for its 436 student athletes.