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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

    100,000+ Michiganders Voted "Uncommitted"

    100,000+ Michiganders Voted "Uncommitted"

    In Michigan's primary election, more than 13% of people who voted on the Democratic ballot cast an “uncommitted” vote, which was enough votes to be awarded a couple delegates at the Democratic National Convention. These voters want a permanent ceasefire to put an end to the five-month long U-S-backed Israeli bombardment and siege of Palestine. Today we’re going to hear again from the organizers behind this campaign to vote "uncommitted” and hear about what comes next?

    GUESTS:

    Abbas Alawieh, political strategist and spokesman for Listen to Michigan

    Layla Elabed, campaign manager for Listen to Michigan 

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    • 12 min
    Michigan's 2024 Primary Results

    Michigan's 2024 Primary Results

    Early voting had been going on for a while, but Michigan had our in-person primary elections on Tuesday. To no surprise, the winners were Joe Biden and Donald Trump. However, there’s always a lot to think about as we get breakdowns of who voters supported, and where in Michigan they turned out. 

    GUESTS:

    Colin Jackson, reporter for the Michigan Public Radio Network

    Rick Pluta, senior capitol correspondent for the Michigan Public Radio Network

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    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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Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
133 Ratings

133 Ratings

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!

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.

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