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Stateside: Friday, Jan. 12, 2024

Today on Stateside, we heard why the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission needs to work fast to meet federally ordered changes to a few districts before the February primary election. Next, we spoke to the author of Dearborn, a new short story collection that portrays the multidimensional reality of experiences within Dearborn's Arab American community. It is on this year's list of notable Michigan books.

After that, we heard about Flint inventor Lloyd Copeman, the person brought us the electric oven, two-sided toast and, tangentially, some great '70s and '80s pop music. And we wrapped the show up with the tale of how doughnuts made St. Joseph a favorite port of call for Great Lakes sailors.

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  • Colin Jackson, capitol reporter, Michigan Public Radio Network
  • Lauren Gibbons, state politics and policy reporter, Bridge Michigan
  • Ghassan Zeineddine, author of Dearborn
  • Mark Harvey, State Archivist
  • Tyler Scott, Michigan Public weekend host
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