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Stateside: Union rift over Medicare for All; death of the comment section; the race for MI's 8th

Photo of a cell phone with online comment section.
Mark Brush
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Michigan Radio
Michigan Radio got rid of its comments section in 2016. Now, MLive is doing the same.

Today on Stateside, Michigan is under the microscope this election year. We talk to a POLITICO reporter about why the state could play a key role in the rift among labor unions over Medicare for All. Plus, we talk to the hosts of Michigan Radio’s new political podcast. It focuses on a competitive congressional district where Republicans are hoping to hold onto the gains of 2016.

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

How a rift between  labor unions over Medicare for All could impact Michigan in the 2020 election

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Stateside's conversation with Ian Kullgren

  • Ian Kullgren is a reporter on POLITICO’s employment and immigration team.

Covering a Michigan swing district from the primary to the presidential election

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Stateside’s conversation with Kate Wells and Tyler Scott

  • Kate Wells and Tyler Scott host the Michigan Radio podcast The Eighth.

What to know about the 19 separated immigrant children in Michigan

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Stateside's conversation with Susan Reed

  • Susan Reed is managing attorney for the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center.

Roundup: Dems in Michigan, MLive axes comment section, roads and bridges crumbling

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Stateside’s conversation with Nancy Kaffer and Bill Nowling

  • Nancy Kaffer is a columnist for the Detroit Free Press.
  • Bill Nowling is with the Detroit office of the strategic communications firm Lambert.

Cheers! No suffering with the Suffering Bastard

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Lester and Tammy mix up a cocktail

  • Michigan Radio’s Lester Graham and Tammy Coxen of Tammy’s Tastings bring us another Cheers! cocktail with a Michigan twist.

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