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Stateside: Barb McQuade on election security; Grosse Pointe-Detroit barriers; reimagining dinosaurs

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Jodi Westrick
Michigan Radio
The wave of absentee ballot expected this November may mean that ballot counting lasts longer than usual. But former U.S. Attorney Barb McQuade says an accurate count is worth the wait.

Today on Stateside, President Donald Trump raised doubts about the integrity of elections Tuesday night during the first presidential debate of 2020. We hear from a member of a Michigan coalition fighting those claims. Also, physical barriers between Grosse Pointe Park and Detroit have aggravated racial and social tensions over the years. We’ll hear from two activists who want to see them torn down. And finally, paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim talks about how his discoveries in the Sahara have helped us rethink what we know about dinosaurs. 

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

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“Delay is a small price to pay” for an accurate vote count, says former US Attorney Barb McQuade

Stateside’s conversation with Barb McQuade

  • Barbara McQuade is a former U.S. Attorney for Eastern Michigan and a professor of law at the University of Michigan School of Law.

Barriers between Grosse Pointe and Detroit are a symbol of racism, division say activists working to remove them

Stateside’s conversation with Graig Donnelly and Bianca Garcia

  • Graig Donnelly grew up in Detroit and has been resident of Grosse Pointe Park since 2013.
  • Bianca Garcia grew up in Grosse Pointe Park, and now lives in Detroit.

Bigger than a T-Rex, water loving Spinosaurus throws dinosaur orthodoxy for a loop

Stateside’s conversation with Nizar Ibrahim

  • Nizar Ibrahim is a paleontologist and assistant professor of biology at University of Detroit Mercy. His work is featured in the October edition of the National Geographic magazine.

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