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Politics & Government

Stateside: Whitmer on Biden; Kwame Kilpatrick's commutation; Snyder Flint charges “slippery slope”

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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer says the presidential inauguration looked different this year — but some aspects of the tradition were preserved “without compromising our public health or our security.”";s:3:

Today on Stateside, Joe Biden has been inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States. Governor Gretchen Whitmer, who served as co-chair of the inauguration committee, tells us about preparations for the event and the work ahead for President Biden. Also, a journalist discusses how former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s conviction shaped politics in the city. Plus, as former government leaders face criminal charges for their roles in the Flint water crisis, we take a look at what investigation of elected officials entails.

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Gov. Whitmer at Inauguration of Pres. Biden

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Stateside’s conversation with Governor Gretchen Whitmer

  • Gretchen Whitmer is the governor of Michigan.

Snyder Flint charges a “slippery slope” for future politicians, say some legal experts

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Stateside's conversation with Mike Nichols

  • Mike Nichols is an attorney based in Lansing.

Former Michigan AG Mike Cox on making the decision to investigate elected officials

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Stateside’s conversation with Mike Cox

  • Mike Cox is a former Michigan Attorney General.

Trump commutes sentence of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick

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Stateside’s conversation with Chastity Pratt

  • Chastity Pratt is education bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal and a longtime journalist reporting from Detroit.

Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” single turns 50 today

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Stateside’s conversation with Ann Delisi

  • Ann Delisi is the host of Ann Delisi’s Essential Music on WDET.
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