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Stateside: Gov. Whitmer on national stage; diversity in classical music; future of executive power

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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer gave the Democratic Party's rebuttal to President Trump's State of the Union from East Lansing High School.

Today on Stateside, we recap Governor Whitmer's response to President Trump's State of the Union address. Plus, with the impeachment trial wrapping up, we hear from former federal prosecutor and University of Michigan law professor Barbara McQuade about why this could be a big moment for the future of executive power. 

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

Analyst: Gov. Whitmer's State of the Union response was "substantive, short, but subdued, which is good"

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Stateside’s conversation with Terri Towner

  •     Terri Towner, professor of political science at Oakland University

How Sphinx is moving the needle on cultural diversity in classical music 

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Stateside’s conversation with Aaron Dworkin, Danielle Belen, and Kamyron Williams

  • Aaron Dworkin, Sphinx founder and former dean of University of Michigan's School of Music, Theater, and Dance
  • Danielle Belen, 2008 Sphinx Competition winner and associate professor of violin at the University of Michigan
  • Kamyron Williams, cello student at University of Michigan and Sphinx national auditions alum

Former U.S. attorney for Michigan weighs in on how impeachment vote might set precedents on executive power

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Stateside’s conversation with Barbara McQuade

  • Barbara McQuade, University of Michigan Law professor and former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan

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