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Stateside: Former EPA official condemns mileage rollback; play explores experience of dementia

Mike Mozart
Jeff Alson was one of the senior advisors who helped draft national fuel economy standards aimed at reducing car emissions. Now, he's fighting against the administration that's seeking to roll them back.

Today on Stateside, a former Environmental Protection Agency advisor, along with hundreds of of other former EPA employees, are speaking out against the Trump administration's plan to weaken national fuel economy standards. Plus, Detroit Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie LeDuff on his new book Sh*tshow: The Country's Collapsing... and the Ratings are Great. 

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

Former EPA official: rolling back mileage standards hurts consumers and automakers  

Stateside's conversation with Jeff Alson, a former Senior Policy Adviser at the Environmental Protection Agency

  • Jeff Alson, a former advisor at the Environmental Protection Agency, discusses his role with the newly-formed "Environmental Protection Network" and his experience testifying against the Trump administration's plan to roll back fuel economy standards at a public hearing in Dearborn. 

Theater Talk: New play explores what it’s like to have dementia, plus “A Little Night Music”

Stateside's conversation with David Kiley of Encore Michigan

  • David Kiley of Encore Michigan on the latest from Michigan's professional theatre scene, including a play that explores the experience of dementia from the viewpoint of a patient, her family, and her doctors.  

Crowns of Courage uses henna tattoos to help cancer patients heal

Stateside's conversation with henna tattoo artist Amanda Joy Gilbert, and breast cancer survivor Becky Richard

  • Henna tattoo artist Amanda Joy Gilbert and breast cancer survivor Becky Richard talk about "Crowns of Courage," a project that celebrates women who are fighting cancer by giving them beautiful, eleaborate henna tattoo crowns. 

In “Sh*tshow,” Detroit gonzo journalist Charlie LeDuff tackles race, politics, and media

Stateside's conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Charlie LeDuff

  • Pulitzer-prize winning reporter Charlie LeDuff discusses his new book Sh*tshow: The Country's Collapsing... and the Ratings are Great, which examines the interlocking crises of news media, race, and politics in the United States. 

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