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Politics & Government

Stateside: Quarantine protest; breadmaking 101; the "Mother" of moderates

Michigan politician Elly Peterson straightens Governor George Romney's tie at a political dinner.
Photo courtesy of Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan, Elly M. Peterson papers.
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Michigan politician Elly Peterson straightens Governor George Romney's tie at a political dinner. Peterson was a Republican who was known as the "mother" of the moderate movement.

Today on Stateside, a protest over Governor Whitmer’s stay at home order leads to gridlock in Michigan’s Capitol. Plus, we explore the life and legacy of Michigander Elly Peterson, one of the most influential women in Republican politics during the 1960s and 70s.

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

Frustrated with Whitmer’s stay at home order, conservative protestors gather at the Capitol

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Stateside’s conversation with Abigail Censky

  • Abigail Censky is the politics & government reporter at WKAR in East Lansing.

Remembering Elly Peterson, the Michigan Republican who battled anti-ERA leader Phyllis Schlafly

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Stateside’s conversation with Sara Fitzgerald

  • Sara Fitzgerald is a former Washington Post editor, a University of Michigan graduate, and the author of Elly Peterson: “Mother” of the Moderates.

Keep calm and bake on: Bread making tips for a global pandemic

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Stateside’s conversation with Sara Molinaro

  • Sara Molinaro is principal lead instructor for the baking classes offered at Zingerman’s Bakehouse.

In the midst of a pandemic, some are taking a sigh of relief

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Desiree Cooper’s essay

  • Desiree Cooper is a 2015 Kresge Artist Fellow, Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, and writer.
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