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Stateside: Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023

Today on Stateside, we discussed the four bills a group of lawmakers announced this week to include more protected classes in Michigan’s hate-crime law. Then, we heard about the National Park Service’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom project from three Michiganders who contributed to the series. This six-part video series highlights the work of Black operatives along the underground railroad and the relevance of their stories in a modern context. Next, a conversation about how Michigan cities are preparing for more intense and frequent flooding. We wrapped today's show up with an episode detailing the process of solar recycling and the importance of improving the solar life cycle.

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  • Noah Arbit, state representative for District 20
  • Dr. Anna-Lisa Cox, non-resident fellow at Harvard University's Hutchins Center for African and African American Research
  • Feimstro, aka Anthony Feimster Jr., Flint-based musician and composer
  • Joshua Harris, videographer, owner of 630 Visions in Grand Rapids
  • Nina Ignaczak, editor for Planet Detroit
  • Sarah Cwiek, Detroit reporter for Michigan Radio
  • Izzy Ross, climate solutions reporter for Interlochen Public Radio
  • Daniel Wanschura, host and executive producer of Points North
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