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Stateside: Coaches push fans to mask up; musical homage to Paradise Valley; UM’s diversity problem

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Michigan State University Basketball Coach Tom Izzo encouraging Michiganders to "Mask Up" at Governor Whitmer's press briefing.

Today on Stateside, Michigan Radio Sports Commentator John U. Bacon checks in on hopes for college sports amid COVID-19. Also, a conversation with an author whose new book digs into what the University of Michigan got right and got wrong in its diversity and inclusion efforts.  

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Wear the mask or risk our season: Michigan coaches speak out on COVID

Stateside’s conversation with John U. Bacon

  • John U. Bacon is Michigan Radio’s sports commentator, and an author.

Celebrating Paradise: Akropolis Reed Quintet's love letter to a Black cultural hub in Detroit

Stateside’s conversation with Matt Landry and Marsha Music

  • Matt Landry is the executive director and saxophonist of Akropolis Reed Quintet.
  • Marsha Music is a writer and documentarian of Detroit stories.

Inclusion and Inequality: book highlight's U-M's failed attempt at diversity

Stateside’s conversation with Matthew Johnson

  • Matthew Johnson is an associate professor of history at Texas Tech University and the author of Undermining Racial Justice: How One University Embraced Inclusion and Inequality.
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