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Gretchen Whitmer names Detroit native, Garlin Gilchrist II as running mate

8/20/2018
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Democratic candidate for governor, Gretchen Whitmer, chose her running mate today. Detroiter Garlin Gilchrist will join Whitmer on the November ballot. Gilchrist is a former director of Innovation and Emerging Technology for the city of Detroit. He was also endorsed by progressive groups in a prior campaign for Detroit City Clerk.

Duration:00:06:30

Libertarian gubernatorial candidate pushes for a seat at the table for third parties

8/18/2018
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The primaries are over, and we are officially into the general election season. If you pulled a ballot in the August election, you might have noticed there were not two, but three, parties on the primary ballot this year: Republican, Democrat, and Libertarian. Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Bill Gelineau joined Stateside to talk about what he wants his campaign to accomplish.

Duration:00:10:35

Stateside 8.17.2018

8/17/2018
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Today on Stateside , a retired Flint pediatrician rebukes his former colleagues' choice to not call children exposed to lead "poisoned." Plus, a Grand Rapids couple started out as leather goods competitors and ended up sharing a studio (and a marriage). To hear individual interview, click here or see below:

Duration:00:50:00

Political roundup: Do voters really care about a candidate’s running mate?

8/17/2018
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The big news in politics this week was the Republican gubernatorial nominee choosing a running mate. Attorney General Bill Schuette announced that Kent County Clerk Lisa Posthumus-Lyons would be his lieutenant governor Monday. To discuss that choice, and all things lieutenant governor, Stateside talked to our Friday political commentators.

Duration:00:09:08

Stateside 8.15.2018

8/15/2018
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Today on Stateside, the state of Michigan gets smacked by a federal appeals court for denying juvenile lifers credits for good behavior. Plus, how a Detroit woman took her family's secret hibiscus tea recipe and became the first black woman with a beverage manufacturing plant in the country. To hear individual interviews, click here or see below:

Duration:00:50:25

Trump-endorsed candidate Bill Schuette picks lieutenant governor once critical of president

8/15/2018
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Attorney General Bill Schuette has chosen former state representative Lisa Posthumus Lyons as his running mate. The announcement was made in Grand Rapids this morning. It was the first of three events for the GOP gubernatorial candidate.

Duration:00:04:51

For Abdul El-Sayed, "the path hasn't changed" despite primary loss

8/13/2018
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It's been 534 days since Abdul El-Sayed announced his candidacy for the governor of Michigan. It's been nearly a week since he finished second in the primary to Gretchen Whitmer . As a candidate, El-Sayed rallied many younger, progressive voters with his promise to establish a single-payer healthcare system, and his refusal to take corporate money in an effort to keep dark money out of politics, among others. He joined Stateside for an exclusive interview to talk about the future of the...

Duration:00:17:28

Fee or tax? Detroit's controversial drainage rate faces legal challenge

8/13/2018
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On July 1, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department completed its phase-in of a new drainage rate for residential properties. The department expects to collect $153 million from the rate in 2019, roughly $30 million more than it will collect from water rates.

Duration:00:04:18

Stateside 8.10.2018

8/10/2018
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On today's Stateside , Republican gubenatorial candidate Bill Schuette snubs an endorsement from Lt. Governor Brian Calley. Plus, Albert Kahn's legacy looms large in Michigan, but it also extended into the Soviet Union. To hear individual segments, click here or see below:

Duration:00:49:51

Will Republican infighting affect Bill Schuette’s campaign for governor?

8/10/2018
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On August 7, Attorney General Bill Schuette won the four-way race to be the gubernatorial candidate for the Republicans. The following day, there was a unity rally in Grand Rapids in an effort to bring the party together after a fractious primary race. Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley, the leading opponent in the primary race, showed up to offer his endorsement. Schuette’s team declined his offer.

Duration:00:06:13

Political roundup: high voter turnout suggests “blue wave” come November

8/10/2018
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It’s Friday and that means it’s time to take a look at the week in politics with our favorite commentators. Ken Sikkema is Senior Policy Fellow with Public Sector Consultants and the former Republican majority leader in the state Senate. Vicki Barnett is a former mayor of Farmington Hills and a former Democratic legislator. On the agenda for today's roundup is the results of Tuesday’s primary, and a look at how the winning candidates will choose their second-in-command.

Duration:00:08:46

Rashida Tlaib will push for “new era” of Democratic leadership in Congress

8/9/2018
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She made history in Michigan as the first Muslim woman to serve in the Michigan Legislature. Now, Rashida Tlaib will become the first Muslim woman in Congress. On Tuesday, August 7, Tlaib won the primary race to fill the 13th District seat, formerly held by U.S. Congressman John Conyers. Tlaib joined Stateside to talk about her historic win and what she wants to accomplish.

Duration:00:08:07

Stateside 8.8.2018

8/8/2018
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Today on Stateside , we recap Tuesday's primary elections and look forward to November. Plus, a new app turns the headache of Michigan roads into a game. To hear individual segments, click here or see below:

Duration:00:51:19

Republican, Democratic strategists talk primary results and what’s next in 2018 races

8/8/2018
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Now that the primary elections have shaken out the winners and the losers , the victorious candidates are turning their attention to the November general election. Which means it's already time to talk strategies, campaign messages, and running mates.

Duration:00:11:59

Election night recap: High turnout, women taking wins, and logistical hiccups

8/8/2018
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A record-breaking number of voters turned out for Michigan's primary election Tuesday. And now, the ballots are in. Attorney General Bill Schuette bested Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley to become the GOP's candidate. On the Democrats' side, Gretchen Whitmer beat out newcomer Abdul El-Sayed. Zoe Clark of Michigan Radio , and Zach Gorchow of Gongwer News Service joined Stateside to talk results, turnout, and election night glitches.

Duration:00:11:44

High turnout and high humidity: county clerks on today’s primary Election Day

8/7/2018
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It’s primary Election Day in Michigan. The races for governor, Congress, and the state Legislature all saw tough and divisive battles among candidates on both sides of the aisle. To see how voting is going around the state, we talked to a few of the people on the front lines: county clerks.

Duration:00:11:14

Here's what you need to know about the gubernatorial primary candidates

8/6/2018
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Michigan's primary election is tomorrow, and many voters are still undecided about who to support in the gubernatorial primary. Luckily, Michigan Radio has been talking to the candidates since they entered the race, and we gathered all of our coverage here so voters can make informed decisions at the polls.

Duration:00:11:01

Stateside 8.3.2018

8/3/2018
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Today on Stateside , a visiting exhibit uses quilts to highlight the plight of migrants who cross a dangerous desert landscape to reach the United States. Plus, this week's cocktail recipe mixes a Viking-evoking mead and a Detroit-made tequila - cheers! To hear individual segments, click here or see below:

Duration:00:50:33

Political roundup: Door knocking, mailers (and maybe yard signs) still key to winning elections

8/3/2018
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Next Tuesday is primary election day in Michigan. That means come Wednesday, it’s time for general election campaigns. But, how does a candidate actually win? What strategy will get them from primary winner to governor or attorney general or county drain commissioner?

Duration:00:10:00

Michigan's 13th district: Crowded for John Conyers' old seat "too close to call"

8/3/2018
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Since longtime Detroit Congressman John Conyers stepped down in December in the wake of sexual harassment allegations, Michigan’s 13th district hasn’t had a representative in Congress. Six Democrats are vying to replace Conyers. That means next week’s primary election will be decisive. It appears to be a very tight three-way race that’s too close to call.

Duration:00:04:10