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Libertarian Candidate for attorney general on marijuana, Line 5 and civil asset forfeiture

10/19/2018
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As we approach Election Day on November 6, Michigan Radio is interviewing candidates running for attorney general in the upcoming midterm elections. Today we’re talking with the Libertarian candidate, Lisa Lane Gioia. When asked if Gioia would be joining the lawsuits against the federal administration when they do something that goes against her party's principle, Gioia explained the Libertarian principles: "The Libertarian party has two major principles and that's the non-aggression...

Duration:00:09:24

Independent candidate Graveline pushes for a less partisan attorney general’s office

10/18/2018
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As we approach Election Day on November 6, Stateside is interviewing candidates running in the midterm elections. In the race for Michigan attorney general, there was a late addition. Chris Graveline , a former Assistant U.S. Attorney, is now running as an independent.

Duration:00:09:04

3rd District candidate Albro says education and health care are top priorities

10/17/2018
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As we approach Election Day on November 6, Stateside is interviewing congressional candidates around the state about why they're running and their top priorities if elected. Cathy Albro is the Democratic candidate in Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District, which covers most of Kent County, as well as Barry and Ionia Counties. Albro is running against Republican incumbent Justin Amash, who declined an interview with Michigan Radio.

Duration:00:09:07

5 things to know about the ballot proposal to end gerrymandering in Michigan

10/17/2018
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A proposal that seeks to end gerrymandering in the state will be on the ballot this November. The Board of State Canvassers voted to add the question from the group Voters Not Politicians on June 20.

Duration:00:16:49

Affordable health care is top priority for 12th District incumbent Debbie Dingell

10/16/2018
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As we approach Election Day on November 6, Stateside is interviewing congressional candidates around the state about the issues most important to them. Debbie Dingell is the incumbent Democrat in Michigan’s 12 th Congressional District. She has represented the district since 2015.

Duration:00:08:51

Canada is legalizing marijuana: Here’s what Michiganders should know

10/16/2018
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On Wednesday, October 17, Canadian citizens will have the option of legally buying recreational marijuana. Rules regulating the use and sale of the drug, however, will vary throughout Canada’s 10 provinces and three territories .

Duration:00:11:25

Stateside: Canada’s new marijuana law; keeping data safe online; Detroit short on affordable housing

10/16/2018
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Today on Stateside , a member of Canada’s House of Commons and a reporter with the Windsor Star break down Canada’s legalization of recreational marijuana — which goes into effect tomorrow — and how that change will affect travelers on both sides of the border. Plus, Representative Debbie Dingell (D-12th District) shares her thoughts on the upcoming midterm elections and on President Trump's recently-negotiated United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (UMSCA). Listen to the full show above or...

Duration:00:50:05

Stateside: Senate candidates debate; Flint news start up; why Isle Royale is getting new wolves

10/16/2018
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Today on Stateside , journalist Chad Livengood on the most recent debates between U.S. Senate incumbent Debbie Stabenow (D) and her challenger, John James (R). Plus, former MLive reporter Jiquanda Johnson details her experience founding Flint Beat, a local news outlet that covers topics specific to the Flint community.

Duration:00:50:08

Stateside: Senate candidates debate; Flint news startup; why Isle Royale is getting new wolves

10/15/2018
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Today on Stateside , reporter Chad Livengood recaps the most recent debates between incumbent U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and her Republican challenger John James. Plus, a former MLive reporter details her experience founding Flint Beat , a hyperlocal news site that covers the Flint community. Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below. A breakdown of the two Senate debates between Stabenow, James Crain's Detroit reporter Chad Livengood joined Stateside to talk about...

Duration:00:50:08

Congressional candidate Jeff Jones wants “one item legislation” instead of omnibus bills

10/15/2018
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As we approach Election Day on November 6, Stateside is interviewing congressional candidates around the state about the issues most important to them. Jeff Jones is the Republican candidate challenging incumbent Democrat Debbie Dingell for Michigan’s 12 th Congressional District. He lost to Dingell in 2016 by a 2-to-1 margin after receiving around 96,000 votes.

Duration:00:11:34

Stateside: Argument against Prop. 2; documentary follows life of Flint baseball legend Jim Abbott

10/12/2018
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Today on Stateside , the director of a conservative advocacy group talks about why he opposes Proposal 2, the anti-gerrymandering ballot initiative. Plus, Flint native Jim Abbott was born without a right hand, but he still made it to the major league. We talk to the director of a new documentary about the baseball legend.

Duration:00:08:35

Michigan ranks near bottom in linking vets to VA benefits. State Rep. says we need to move up, now.

10/10/2018
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Republican State Representative Jason Wentworth serves Michigan's 97 th district and is the chair of the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. He served in the United States Army, and before he was elected to the state House, he was a regional coordinator for the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA). Earlier this year, he worked to get a bill signed into law that will — for the first time — make state funds available for county governments to help veterans apply for federal VA...

Duration:00:14:40

Stateside: More experts needed to connect vets to benefits; Slotkin on priorities for 8th District

10/9/2018
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Today on Stateside , Democratic nominee Elissa Slotkin on why she's running in Michigan's 8th Congressional District, one of the most expensive races in the country. Plus, Washtenaw County Department of Veterans Affairs director Michael Smith talks about how a shortage of qualified staff makes it harder for Michigan veterans to determine their eligibility for federal VA benefits. Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below. Congressional candidate Elissa Slotkin says she...

Duration:00:50:08

Congressional candidate Elissa Slotkin rejects “false choice” between social issues and job creation

10/9/2018
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It's a congressional race that political pundits and prognosticators are watching closely, and it just so happens to be in our backyard. Michigan's 8th Congressional District represents Livingston and Ingham Counties, as well as parts of Oakland County. Democratic candidate Elissa Slotkin is challenging the incumbent, Representative Mike Bishop (R), who is running for his third term.

Duration:00:11:33

Shortage of veteran benefit experts means Michigan struggles to get vets the help they need

10/9/2018
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All this week on Stateside , we're looking at why more Michigan veterans aren't getting the help they may be entitled to from the VA. The state has consistently ranked in the bottom five states and territories when it comes to helping veterans and their families access federal VA benefits.

Duration:00:13:03

Stateside: Coming home as a Michigan veteran; the viability of statewide passenger rail

10/8/2018
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Today on Stateside, pollster Richard Czuba on how news consumers should be looking at media coverage of polls in 2018. Plus, Stateside kicks off a week-long series about the challenges Michigan veterans face connecting with VA benefits after returning to civilian life. Two veterans, one who served in Vietnam and one who served in Iraq, discuss their experiences navigating life after returning home from war. Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below. Why you should be...

Duration:00:50:06

A welcoming home? Two Michigan veterans share what happened after returning from Vietnam, Iraq

10/8/2018
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There are about six hundred thousand veterans in Michigan. That's the 11th highest in the nation, according to the U.S. Census. Yet Michigan has consistently ranked in the bottom five states and territories when it comes to helping veterans and their families access federal veteran benefits. These are benefits that could bring much needed assistance with finances, employment, and health care, to name a few.

Duration:00:18:05

Schuette: Cutting taxes will lead to more jobs, revenue

10/5/2018
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Between now and November's election, we’re having conversations with statewide candidates about a variety of issues. T oday, Stateside spoke with the Republican gubernatorial candidate, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, about the state budget and his tax policy platform. Through her campaign, Democratic candidate Gretchen Whitmer had agreed to join us to discuss her view on taxes and the budget. However, she cancelled.

Duration:00:08:49

What could legal recreational marijuana in Michigan mean for children?

9/27/2018
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Michigan voters will decide in November whether to legalize recreational marijuana use for adults.

Duration:00:03:41

Stateside: Deaf, disabled man faces deportation; the true costs, benefits of fracking

9/20/2018
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Today on Stateside , Democratic Congressman Dan Kildee discusses what he is doing to prevent the deportation of a 48-year-old man from Nigeria who is deaf and has cognitive disabilities. Plus, University of Michigan Professor Daniel Raimi breaks down the risks, myths, and benefits of fracking.

Duration:00:50:07