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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 michiganpublic.org.

If you like what you hear on the pod, consider supporting our work: michiganradio.org/podfund

    What If Detroit Stayed Détroit?

    What If Detroit Stayed Détroit?

    “The Future,” a new speculative novel by the Montreal-based writer Catherine Leroux, reimagines what a Francophone Detroit would be like today if the French had never ceded the city to the British in 1760. The novel contends with histories of forced migration, poverty, and environmental degradation, and explores how a city adapts in the face of climate change.

    GUEST:

    Catherine Leroux, author of "The Future"

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    • 14 min
    AI Can Survey Our Opinions on Climate Change

    AI Can Survey Our Opinions on Climate Change

    What can AI tell us about public opinions on climate change? Researchers at the University of Michigan are experimenting with new technology to measure public attitudes by using social media posts on X (formerly Twitter.) And their findings may surprise you.

    GUEST:

    Joshua Newell, professor in the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan 

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    Winter Birding with Spring in Mind

    Winter Birding with Spring in Mind

    In February, the animal we turn to as a nation to tell us about the heralding of spring is the groundhog. But birders know that the real messenger of the changing seasons lives in the sky. Birds that leave our region for the winter will soon return. There's plenty to prepare for now. And more than a few birds to check out while we wait.

    GUEST:


    April Campbell, a long-time birder, retired MD and the founder of BIPOC Birders of Michigan
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    What "Vote Uncommitted" Means To These Michiganders, Pt. 2

    What "Vote Uncommitted" Means To These Michiganders, Pt. 2

    Yesterday on the podcast we talked to two organizers from the “Vote Uncommitted” campaign among Arab American and other voters in Michigan. Today we’ll get analysis on that movement from Detroit Free Press editorial page editor Nancy Kaffer.

    GUEST:


    Nancy Kaffer, editorial page editor, Detroit Free Press

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    What “Vote Uncommitted” Means To These Michiganders, Pt. 1

    What “Vote Uncommitted” Means To These Michiganders, Pt. 1

    Listen to Michigan is leveraging political power by casting "uncommitted" votes rather than voting for President Joe Biden in the 2024 Michigan primary.

    GUESTS:

    Layla Elabed, campaign manager for Listen to Michigan 

    Abbas Alawieh, political strategist and spokesman for Listen to Michigan

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    • 18 min
    A New Proposal to Make Water More Affordable

    A New Proposal to Make Water More Affordable

    Michigan Senator Stephanie Chang and a group of collaborators came up with a plan to fund delinquent water bills and offer more affordable costs to low income households. Today, we’re looking at what this water-affordability plan would do, and we’ll dig into the years of water advocacy in places like Detroit that preceded it. 

    GUESTS:

    Stephanie Chang,  Michigan Senator representing the 3rd district

    Gary Brown, director of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department

    Jim Nash, Oakland County's Water Resources commissioner

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Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
131 Ratings

131 Ratings

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Tried every which way to get the playlist from the last episode, which was awesome, but not to be found.

Nick_t03 ,

I'm sad I have to Unfollow

This podcast used to be so good about two years ago but now it seems it consist of nothing but Michigan sports. The podcast should go back to focusing on real news and leave the sports to a different podcast.

hemingway79 ,

Great podcast!

I love listening to April and guests talk about topics that are important and interesting. I learn something new in every one. Especially like that they’re short enough to listen to running errands or taking a break. I don’t always have time to read an article or research the latest news so these dives into hot topics are helpful!

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