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Stateside: Family quarantined on cruise ship; self portraiture and identity; Detroit water shut-offs

Supporters of the Michigan Green Party visit the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department.
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The Detroit City Council this week drafted a measure asking Governor Whitmer to declare a public health emergency around water shut-offs in the city.

Today on Stateside, one Michigan family got an extended vacation after their cruise ship was turned away from port after port because of fears about the coronavirus. Also, we round up the week's news, including the coverage of black voters ahead of election 2020 and Detroit's ongoing water shutoffs.

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Listen to the full show above or find individual interviews below. 

Fear of coronavirus outbreak leaves Michigan family stuck on cruise ship

Stateside’s conversation with Steve Muth

  • Steve Muth is a resident of Onsted, Michigan. He and his family have been stuck on a cruise ship after being denied entry at ports because of a fear of coronavirus. 

Detroit photographer uses gender-bending self-portraits to explore black and queer identity

Stateside’s conversation with Darryl DeAngelo Terrell

  • Darryl D'Angelo Terrell is a black and queer artist, photographer, curator, and writer based in Detroit.

Cheers! Two Horse Town at Buffalo Traders Lounge

Listen as Tammy and Lester visit Buffalo Traders Lounge in Grand Rapids.

  • Tammy Coxen and Lester Graham mix up a cocktail at Buffalo Traders Lounge in Grand Rapids.

Roundup: Detroit water shutoffs, 2020 Dem primary, missing teens 

Stateside's conversation with Kat Stafford and Candice Fortman

Love is for suckers, but beer is for everyone <3 

Love beer and hate Valentine’s Day? Bell’s Brewery in Kalamazoo has a libation tailored just for you. If you're in Kalamazoo, or can get there fast, the Kalamazoo brewery is bringing back a variation on the very popular Two Hearted Ale: the Black Hearted Ale.

Bell's reminds us that "Love isn’t always handwritten notes and candy hearts. Sometimes, it’s a sinkhole full of skeletons and worn out platitudes, yet here you stand with your chin held high." Stay cynical, friends. 

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