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Stateside: Yemeni-Americans on Biden; remembering Charles McGee; playwright Dominique Morisseau

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Lester Graham
Michigan Radio

Today on Stateside, a Michigan state representative discusses easing the tragedy of Yemen’s civil war. Then, playwright and screenwriter Dominique Morisseau talks about deepening her connection with Detroit Public Theatre during a pandemic. And, safety tips on the Great Lakes. Just because ice is forming doesn’t mean it’s safe to walk on.

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Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.

How Michigan’s Yemeni-American community views the Biden administration

  • Abraham Aiyash is a state representative (D-Hamtramck) and the first Yemeni-American elected to the state House.

Beloved Detroit artist Charles McGee has died


In memory of Charles McGee

  • In memory of Charles McGee, a fundamental figure on Detroit’s art scene. 

The beauty and dangers of Great Lakes ice cover


Stateside’s conversation with Dave Benjamin

  • Dave Benjamin is the executive director for the Chicago-based Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project.

Playwright Dominique Morisseau on Detroit, race, and writing for television

Stateside’s conversation with Dominique Morisseau

  • Dominique Morisseau is a playwright, screenwriter, actor, MacArthur Fellow, and the new executive artistic producer at the Detroit Public Theatre.
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