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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.

    Fall Gardening, Really?

    Fall Gardening, Really?

    An unusually warm fall means more time to grow your favorite summer crops—while adding in some veggies that love cooler temperatures, too. On this episode, Luke Marion, the creator of the wildly popular MIGardener YouTube channel, explains how to make the most of your fall garden. 

    GUESTS:

    Luke Marion, Michigan Youtube gardner

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    Additional music by Blue Dot Sessions.

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    • 15 min
    Michigan's child care crisis

    Michigan's child care crisis

    Michigan’s legislature is moving a package of bills designed to streamline operations for the state’s beleaguered child care industry. Not only have day-to-day operations changed radically because of COVID, but the industry’s financial model has been thrown into chaos because of the statewide labor shortage. This episode, two perspectives on Michigan's child care crisis. 

    GUESTS:

    Dustin Walsh is a reporter for Crain's Detroit Business.

    Nina Hodge is the owner of Above and Beyond Learning Child Care Center in Detroit.

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    • 22 min
    The Story of Father Coughlin

    The Story of Father Coughlin

    Father Charles Coughlin's radio ministry was founded during the Great Depression, and based at this church in Metro Detroit, the Shrine of the Little Flower. He commanded tens of millions of listeners through hateful rhetoric. His conspiracy theories spun about Jewish bankers and global cabals informed a growing wave of intolerance and far right wing radicalism. Today, we dig into the history of this broadcast pioneer who spread a doctrine of intolerance and division across the United States. 


    GUEST:

    Andrew Lapin, producer and host of the new podcast series Radioactive for Tablet Magazine. 

    NOTES:

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    • 19 min
    20 Years On The Pistons' Mic

    20 Years On The Pistons' Mic

    Twenty years after beginning his job as the Detroit Pistons’ PA announcer, beloved Detroit radio personality John Mason joined Stateside to look back on his work.
    From his “cartoon imagination” on the mic, to the essential Mason in the Morning show on WJLB, to playing a part of the the 2004 Pistons national championship, John Mason has seen a lot.

    GUEST: 

    John Mason, Detroit radio personality and Pistons' PA announcer

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    • 15 min
    Why Masking is a Disability Rights Issue

    Why Masking is a Disability Rights Issue

    A recent study in Michigan found that schools without mask mandates have seen 62% more COVID-19 cases than in schools with enforced masking. Despite the date, the issue of masking in schools has become a political lightning rod. But there's a side of this story that hasn’t been at the forefront of the masking conversation...and it really needs to be. Today, we're talking about what COVID-19 means for students with disabilities. and their families.

    GUESTS:

    Andrea and Beth, two parents in Wayne County*

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    • 18 min
    He Read All of the Marvels

    He Read All of the Marvels

    With great bookshelves come great responsibilities. For writer and critic Douglas Wolk, that means consuming some twenty-seven-thousand comic books – the entirety of Marvel Comics’ output spanning more than half a century. And he wrote a book about it: All of the Marvels published October 12. 

    GUEST:

    Douglas Wolk, writer, critic, and journalist

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    • 18 min

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