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Conversations that matter to Michigan. Each weekday, host April Baer will bring you stories from people across the state—from policymakers in Lansing, to entrepreneurs in Detroit, to artists in Grand Rapids.

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Conversations that matter to Michigan. Each weekday, host April Baer will bring you stories from people across the state—from policymakers in Lansing, to entrepreneurs in Detroit, to artists in Grand Rapids.

To access full episodes and individual story segments, please visit michiganradio.org.

If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work.

    Why Kids Make Great Philosophers

    Why Kids Make Great Philosophers

    In "Nasty, Brutish, and Short: Adventures in Philosophy with My Kids,” philosophy and law professor Scott Hershovitz documents discussions with his own little philosophers, and offers ways to draw the thinkers out of yours. 

    GUEST:

    Scott Hershovitz, Thomas G. and Mabel Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan; author of "Nasty, Brutish, and Short: Adventures in Philosophy with My Kids”

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    • 19 min
    Legal Aftermath of The Oxford Shooting

    Legal Aftermath of The Oxford Shooting

    This week marks one year after the mass shooting that took place at Oxford High School. Teachers, family members, and student survivors continue to grapple with trauma, searching for a path toward some kind of healing.

    The shooter’s parents are facing charges of involuntary manslaughter, but the trial actually has yet to proceed, with the Michigan Supreme Court issuing stays on both parents’ cases. 

    Tresa Baldas has been following the story for the Detroit Free Press. She talked us through the reason for the delay, and what may happen to the defendants if the trial proceeds.

    You can hear teachers, family members, and friends in conversation with each other about what life after the Oxford shooting has looked like. Find it here.

    GUEST:

    Tresa Baldas, legal affairs reporter, Detroit Free Press

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    • 17 min
    Oxford, One Year Later

    Oxford, One Year Later

    One year ago, the community of Oxford Township was forever changed by a shooting at Oxford High School that left four students dead. 

    Justin Shilling, 17Madisyn Baldwin, 17Tate Myre, 16Hana St. Juliana, 14Today we listen to teachers, friends, a father and a sibling talk to each other about the impact of the shooting on their lives.

    Guests on this episode:Melissa Gibbons, Oxford High teacherLauren Rambo, Oxford High teacherAbbey Allion, friend of Justin Shilling Olivia McMillan, friend of Justin ShillingReina St. Juliana, sister of Hana St. JulianaSteve St. Juliana, father of Hana St. JulianaZoe Touray, former Oxford studentAubrey Greenfield, Oxford student

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    • 59 min
    Pigs vs. Freaks

    Pigs vs. Freaks

    East Lansing saw a tense football rivalry in the 1970s between two unlikely teams. A pickup game between a group of teenagers and local police quickly exploded into something more. It was an unexpected display of collaboration in a tense moment in history, and established a community tradition for years to come. 

    GUESTS:


    Rachel Clark, education specialist, Michigan History Center

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    • 11 min
    Constructing Tribal Economic Futures

    Constructing Tribal Economic Futures

    Three Native American tribes in Michigan are teaming up to create a joint venture that aims to bring additional revenue and stability to several indigenous communities. The venture: a join construction company called, Aki Construction LLC.

    GUESTS:


     Julio Martinez, CEO, Mno-Bmadsen 
     Shanna Shananaquet, Executive Director, Odawa Holdings

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    • 14 min
    Inflation, Housing, and Recession Projections

    Inflation, Housing, and Recession Projections

    The University of Michigan released their annual U.S. Economic Outlook Report this week, and it looks like we’re on our way to a recession. But economic forecasters say it won’t necessarily be as stormy as recessions past. 

    Stateside invited two economists to talk about grocery prices, what the Fed is doing, and what that might mean for consumers as we approach the holiday season and new year.

    GUESTS:


    Charley Ballard, professor emeritus of economics at Michigan State University
    Daniil Manaenkov, economic forecaster at the University of Michigan

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    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

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117 Ratings

117 Ratings

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Greg Bowens

I love this podcast - hosts and topics are fantastic. I’m literally only leaving this review after listening to an episode with Greg Bowens as a guest.

He talked over every speaker and rambled for upwards of 15 minutes. This is 200% non-partisan, but it made me sad to see a guest dominating and cutting off the host and leading the conversation way down a rabbit hole.

Sincerely hope they never have this guest again! For being progressive, he has no problem literally talking through and over the female panel host. Do better.

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Love the new format and love the coverage of Michigan news and events. Very important podcast, especially since the pandemic started!

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Very good

Always excellent.

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