Stateside: Reimagining public space in Detroit; classical music, electrified; a summer spritz


Stateside for Friday, August 2, 2019

Today, the city of Detroit on Stateside is working hard to revitalize local neighborhoods by creating new public meeting rooms. Also, a contemporary string band is using new techniques to electrify all genres of music.

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

How Detroit is redefining public space in its neighborhoods

Stateside’s conversation with Maurice Cox

  • Detroit has converted vacant lots into public parks as part of a revitalization effort to redesign public space in the neighborhoods. Maurice CoxDetroit’s outgoing director of planning and development explains the city’s efforts.

The Isle Royale residence offers writers a workspace in the wilderness free from modern interruptions

Stateside’s conversation with Keith Taylor

  • Retired writer and lecturer at the University of Michigan Keith Taylor lived on the Isle Royale as part of the park’s artist-in-residence program. He speaks to American producer Laura Weber-Davis about the joys of living apart from technology and the modern world, and shares some poems he wrote while on the island.

Contemporary duo The Moxie Strings update classical music with an electric sound

Stateside’s conversation with Diana Ladio

  • The contemporary string duo The Moxie Strings has electrified classical music since 2007. Fiddler Diana Ladio and cellist Allison Lynn I’ve recorded four albums and taught music clinics in the United States since I first met at a music camp in Howell. Ladio speaks to Stateside’s Mercedes Mejia about making unique music in a variety of genres.

According to the MSU study, white police officers do not shoot black unarmed citizens more often

Stateside’s Lester Graham is talking to Joe Cesario

  • In the past few years we have heard of many cases of white police officers shooting unarmed black citizens. Many debates have centered on what to do about it, but new research shows that the premise of the debate is flawed. According to the study, white officers are no more likely to fatally shoot minority civilians than black or Hispanic officers.
  • One of the researchers Joseph Cesariois Associate Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University. He shares the surprising results of the research and explains what this could mean for police departments in the United States

Political summary: The court’s decision has made state and municipalities even more confused about how revenue is to be shared

Stateside’s conversation with Brandon Dillon and Ken Sikkema

  • This week an appeals court ruled that the state of Michigan has not paid local governments in the manner required by the state constitution. Lawyers and experts clarify exactly what this could mean for the state.
  • Brandon Dillon is a former Democratic lawmaker and former chairman of the Michigan Democratic Party. Ken Sikkema is a Senior Policy Fellow at Public Sector Consultants and a former Republican majority leader in the Michigan Senate. They explain why the ruling hasn’t clarified much for the state or local governments.

Bottom up! A bittersweet spritz for summer evenings

Listen as Tammy mistakes an Alta Spritz

  • Stateside hosts Lester Graham and Tammy Coxen of Tammy’s Tastings conjure up an Alta Spritz, a bittersweet break from super sweet summer drinks

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Dusty Kennedy