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Stateside: MI Dems call for look into Jan. 6; summer heat wave worries; Detroit artist Bakpak Durden

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Today on Stateside, Democrats in Lansing want to investigate the ties between people in Michigan and the January 6 Capitol insurrection. Also, with summer almost upon us, the environmental and human toll of heat waves. Plus, a conversation with queer Detroit street artist Bakpak Durden.

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Democrats at state Capitol want Michigan’s connection to Jan. 6 insurrection examined

Stateside’s conversation with Donna Lasinski

  • Representative Donna Lasinski is the Democratic Leader in the Michigan House.

Detroit trans artist Bakpak Durden on making their mark via many mediums

Stateside’s conversation with Bakpak Durden

  • Bakpak Durden is a multi-disciplinary queer hyperrealistic artist based in Detroit, Michigan.
  • Support for arts and culture coverage comes in part from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.


Climate change could make heat waves deadlier in Detroit

Stateside’s conversation with Brian Allnut and Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome

  • Brian Allnutt is a contributing editor at Planet Detroit.
  • Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome is founder and CEO of Empowering a Green Environment and Economy, LLC.

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