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Stateside: Dantonio retirement; film critics preview Oscars; Detroit’s chief storyteller

Mark Dantonio at a podium
Cheyna Roth
After 13 seasons as head coach for the Michigan State University football team, Mark Dantonio is retiring.

Today on Stateside, it's the end of an era for Michigan State fooball under head coach Mark Dantonio. Plus, the city of Detroit's new chief storyteller talks about his plan for making sure the city's narrative reflects its residents.  

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Listen to full show above or hear individual conversations below. 

Roundup: MSU’s Dantonio retires and Detroit cracks down on negligent landlords

Stateside's conversation with John Niyo and Bill Shea

  • Bill Shea reports on sports business for The Athletic.
  • John Niyo is a Detroit News sports columnist. 

Want to sound smart at your Oscars viewing party? Detroit film critics are here to help.

Stateside's conversation with Corey Hall and Michelle Kisner

  • Corey Hall is a contributor to The Metro Times and WDET and member of the Detroit Film Critics Society.
  • Michelle Kisner is a contributor to the Spoiler Free Movie Sleuth site and a member of the Detroit Film Critics Society.

Writer Desiree Cooper shares story of living with two parents of with Alzheimer’s in “Waste Not”

Stateside's conversation with Desiree Cooper

  • Desiree Cooper is a 2015 Kresge Artist Fellow, former attorney, and a Pulitzer-prize nominated journalist, poet, and community activist.

Detroit’s new official storyteller sees opportunity to make systemic change

Stateside's conversation with Eric Thomas


  • Eric Thomas is the city of Detroit's new chief storyteller. 
  • Support for arts and culture coverage comes in part from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.
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