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Stateside: State responds to Wisconsin water diversion; Detroit Lions celebrate an unexpected win

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"Who are the Lions? Are they first two teams who looked SO bad against bad competition OR are they what we saw last night, who looked so good?" asked Bacon.

Today on Stateside, a Michigan official responds to the controversy surrounding Wisconsin’s quiet approval of a 2010 request to divert nearly 11 million gallons of Great Lakes water per day. Plus, a comic book that explores the repatriation of Native American remains and the relationship between indigenous tribes and museums.

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

Why this 2010 approval of a multi-million gallon Great Lakes water diversion is drawing new scrutiny

Stateside’s conversation with Grant Trigger, Michigan's representative to the Great Lakes Compact Council

  • Grant Trigger, Michigan's representative to the Great Lakes Compact Council, talks about the state's response to news that Wisconsin officials in 2010 approved a village's request to divert an additional 7.49 million gallons of water from Lake Michigan. 

Bacon: Yes, your TV was working correctly. The Lions really did beat the Patriots.

Stateside’s conversation with Michigan Radio’s sports commentator John U. Bacon

  • Michigan Radio’s sports commentator John U. Bacon on the Detroit Lion’s surprise Sunday night victory against the New England Patriots, the Tigers' last home game, and Tiger Woods' "third act." 

In a world of Skype and FaceTime, a Kettering student is bringing back ham radio club

Stateside’s conversation with Kettering university student and amateur radio operator Ruth Willet

  • Kettering University student Ruth Willet talks about what prompted her to reestablish an amateur radio club on her campus, and why she believes that “ham” radio is still useful and relevant to the world today. 

Libraries find themselves on the front lines of Michigan’s opioid crisis

Stateside’s conversation with Kevin King of Kalamazoo Public Library and Gail Madziar of the Michigan Library Association

  • Kevin King, head of branch and circulation services at the Kalamazoo Public Library, and Gail Madziar, executive director of the Michigan Library Association, share how public libraries across the state are helping patrons struggling with opioid addiction. 

Native tribes want museums to give their ancestors’ remains back

Stateside’s conversation with University of Massachusetts archaeologist Sonya Atalay, and Shannon Martin, director of the Ziibiwing Center of Anishinaabe Culture and Lifeways.

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