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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.

    Jes Kramer's Performance Therapy

    Jes Kramer's Performance Therapy

    A lot of musicians experience some kind of stage fright. Grand Rapids multi-instrumentalist, Jes Kramer, is no different. But for Jes, there’s a therapeutic quality of performing. While she’s on stage, she practices something called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing - or EMDR. It’s a psychotherapy tool used to process anxiety and trauma. On today’s pod, we're talking with Jes about how EMDR works, live performance, and maintaining creativity during the pandemic. We’ll also vibe out to some of Jes’s music.

    GUESTS:

    Jes Kramer, musician

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    Stateside’s theme music is by 14KT.

    Additional music by Blue Dot Sessions.

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    • 17 min
    Schembechler Legacy in Doubt

    Schembechler Legacy in Doubt

    The adopted son of storied U-M football coach Bo Schembechler went on record today as a survivor of sexual abuse at the hands of University of Michigan doctor Robert Anderson. And Matt Schembechler says his dad knew of the abuse and did nothing.

    GUESTS:

    David Jesse, Detroit Free Press

    Brian Cook, M Go Blog

     

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    • 17 min
    Pâtisserie and Community in Detroit

    Pâtisserie and Community in Detroit

    Warda Bouguettaya’s pastry creations, influenced by Algerian, French, and other traditions, bring together flavor and texture in exquisite ways. Next weekend, Bouguettaya will welcome customers to a new location for her much-lauded bakery, Warda Pâtisserie. On today’s show, we’ll talk to Bougettaya about her love for patisserie and what it means to be part of a larger Detroit food community.

    Warda Pâtisserie’s new shop is located at 70 W. Alexandrine. You can also find Bouguettaya’s creations at the original Eastern Market location. You can check out the bakery’s creations on  Facebook and Instagram.

    GUESTS:

    Warda Bouguettaya, pastry chef and owner of Warda Pâtisserie

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    • 17 min
    The Slow Pandemic Fade

    The Slow Pandemic Fade

    Have you looked at the heat map of Michigan COVID cases lately? It’s blue. 

    Not to say we don’t still have some areas of concern and hospitalizations, but we’ve come a long way from the days when our funeral homes and ICUs were bursting. 

    Today, we discuss Michigan’s low COVID rates and how pandemics peter out and don’t conclude with a satisfying thud as appealing as that sounds.

    GUEST:

    Dave Boucher covers government and politics for the Detroit Free Press.

    Dr. Howard Markel is a medical historian with the University of Michigan.

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    • 20 min
    Retro-Futurist Radebaugh

    Retro-Futurist Radebaugh

    When artist Arthur Radebaugh put his pen to paper in the 1950s and 60s, the resulting vision of the future dazzled millions of people every week. Radebaugh was an illustrator, and a visual futurist whose work appeared in a syndicated Sunday Comics section called “Closer Than We Think”.

    GUEST: Rachel Clark from the Michigan History Center

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    • 19 min
    Poetry and Disability Culture with Petra Kuppers

    Poetry and Disability Culture with Petra Kuppers

    Michigan-based poet, Petra Kuppers, writes a lot about bodies. She writes about the strangeness and beauty of them; how we live in them. Her work is deeply personal. Partly because Petra is disabled and thinks a lot about disability culture. For her, the process of poetry - observing and distilling her experiences through writing - is a healing one. 
    Her latest collection is Gut Botany. On today’s episode: poetry, bodies, queerness, and healing through words.

    GUESTS:

    Petra Kuppers, poet, disability culture activist, and community performance artist

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    • 18 min

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