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Stateside: MI’s 1931 state abortion ban; student mental health; Eastpointe grows more diverse

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Kelly Sikkena

Today on Stateside, how the effort to restrict abortion rights in other states could have ripple effects in Michigan. Then, learning from your losses with Michigan Radio sports commentator John U. Bacon. Also, the small town of Eastpointe is drawing more Black residents. We'll talk about how the city is changing as it becomes more diverse. 

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How the new Texas law has recharged Michigan’s debate over abortion rights
Stateside's conversation with Dave Boucher

  • Dave Boucher is a government and politics reporter with the Detroit Free Press.
With youth mental health issues increasing, more northern Michigan schools bring in therapists
IPR's Taylor Wizner reports on school's mental health programs

  •   Taylor Wizner is a reporter at Interlochen Public Radio. 
What one supremely bad Michigan high school hockey team can teach us about success, perseverance, and teamwork
Stateside's conversation with John U. Bacon

  • John U. Bacon is Michigan Radio's sports commentator and author of the new book Let Them Lead: Unexpected Lessons in Leadership from America’s Worst High School Hockey Team.
Eastpointe: A small town sees big demographic change
Stateside's conversations with Cardi DeMonaco Jr. and Mary Hall-Rayford

  • Cardi DeMonaco Jr. is a software developer and Eastpointe city councilman.
  • Mary Hall-Rayford is a retired teacher, Eastpointe Community Schools Board member, and co-chair of Eastpointe Advocates Supporting Equality (EASE).
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