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Stateside: Wildfire threats in MI; bird migration changes; Oakland Co. politics shift

Today on Stateside, we hear about the shifting political sands in Oakland County. Also, climate change and Michigan birds. Plus, we discuss the arid conditions in much of Michigan. It’s creating a greater risk of wildfire, earlier in the season than normal.

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

Earlier drought season in Michigan increases risk of wildfire

Stateside's conversation with Paul Rogers

  • Paul Rogers is with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. 

U of M researchers find changes in birds' physical forms and migration not connected

Stateside's conversation with Marketa Zimova and Ben Winger

  • Marketa Zimova is an evolutionary biologist at the University of Michigan and the lead researcher of the study, which appears in the Journal of Animal Ecology.
  • Ben Winger is an evolutionary biologist, an ornithologist at the University of Michigan and a senior author of the study.

Oakland County’s shifting political sands

Stateside's conversation with Zack Stanton

  •    Zack Stanton is deputy editor at Politico, and a native of Macomb County.

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