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Stateside: Stabenow on trade war and Kavanaugh; remembering a Detroit opera legend

Sep 19, 2018

Today on Stateside, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D) on how a trade war with China is hurting Michigan businesses. Plus, Holocaust survivor Irene Butter explains why, after decades of silence, she started talking about her family’s experience during WW2.

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

Sen. Stabenow: Trump administration’s trade wars have “completely destabilized the economy”

  • U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D) talks to us about the impacts a trade war with China and other countries is having on Michigan, a pending Farm Bill, and the accusation of sexual assault made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Detroit opera legend David DiChiera passes away at 83

  • A remembrance of Michigan Opera Theatre founder David DiChiera, who died Tuesday at 83 years old.

How Michigan tourism campaigns evolved over the last century

  • State archivist Mark Harvey and Michigan Public Radio Network's Rick Pluta talk about the connections between Michigan politics and state tourism campaigns.

This segment is produced in partnership with the Michigan History Center.

The secret lives of Michigan’s native bees

  • Kelsey Graham, pollinator conservation specialist in the Department of Entomology at Michigan State University, on the role of Michigan’s hundreds of species of native bees. 

“Never again doesn’t happen unless we fight for it,” says Michigan Holocaust survivor

  • Holocaust survivor Irene Butter talks about her family’s life before and after World War 2, as detailed in her recent memoir Shores Beyond Shores: From Holocaust to Hope, My True Story.

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