100 episodes

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.

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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.

    Collision Course: Epilogue Part 1

    Collision Course: Epilogue Part 1

    This is Collision Course, a series about the changing of Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance law and how it’s upending the lives of thousands of people, including one hockey legend.

    Red Wings defensemen Vladimir Konstantinov is one of 18,000 people at risk of losing their care because of changes to Michigan auto no-fault laws. His network of family, friends, and fans are rallying together to help share the cost.

    Listen to episode one here.

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    • 13 min
    A Wave of GOP Election Challenges

    A Wave of GOP Election Challenges

    Election officials in Michigan are dealing with a wave of ballot challenges from the AUgust primary--and expecting more for November’s election. The New York Times reported on concerted efforts to slow down or confuse the process of counting ballots. And election challenges are coming in droves, at the cost of taxpayer dollars, and risking voter confidence in the process.

    GUEST: 


    Alexandra Berzon, an investigative reporter on the politics desk with the New York Times 

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    • 12 min
    Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s Art at the University of Michigan

    Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s Art at the University of Michigan

    Artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, who is best known for her public art series Stop Telling Women to Smile, is bringing multiple art installations to the University of Michigan throughout this fall. Her works include an exhibition at the Institute for Humanities Gallery, and a series of murals that will be on display across campus.

    She joined the show to discuss her methodology for the new murals, and how her experience with Stop Telling Women to Smile informs her public art today.

    GUEST:

    Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Brooklyn-based artist working primarily in oil painting, public art, and multimedia installations

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    • 20 min
    Michigan's Child Care Deserts

    Michigan's Child Care Deserts

    A child care desert is a region where three children compete for every available slot at an in-home or group center. The Michigan League for Public Policy, a Lansing-based nonprofit, created a list of 11 childcare deserts in Michigan. However, a consortium of newsrooms was able to track down more accurate data and found the actual number to be much higher. 

    Reporter Derek Kravitz co-authored the report published by MuckRock. He joined the show to explain his team's findings regarding Michigan's child care shortage. 

    GUEST:

    Derek Kravitz, data and investigations editor for MuckRock

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    • 16 min
    It's Just Politics: The Michigan Culture Wars

    It's Just Politics: The Michigan Culture Wars

    Tudor Dixon and fellow Republicans give their reaction to the state superintendent advising that teachers do not disclose the gender identity to their students’ parents, and old writing from congressional candidate, John Gibbs says he thought women should not be able to vote.

    GUESTS:

    Jonathan Oosting, capitol and politics reporter for Bridge Michigan 

    Samuel J. Robinson, Detroit-based reporter for Axios

    Nancy Kaffer, columnist for Detroit Free Press

    Katelyn Buss, assistant editorial page editor for Detroit News

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    • 46 min
    A Rare White Bear

    A Rare White Bear

    A few weeks ago, a white Black Bear was spotted in the Upper Peninsula. Today, we’ll talk about what makes this bear special, and how we struggle to protect things that are special in the natural world.

    GUESTS:

    Cody Norton, large carnivore specialist with the Michigan Department of Natural Resource

    Austin Ayres, Natural Resources Department, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community

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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
114 Ratings

114 Ratings

mipodcastnut ,

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.

andrew.conkling ,

Great Michigan news

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

kt.112 ,

Very good

Always excellent.

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