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Politics & Government

Stateside: GOP election law bills; new Bay Mills tribal chair; Model D’s Biba Adams

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Jodi Westrick
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Michigan Radio

Today on Stateside, we explore the sweeping bill package from Republican state legislators that would change election law in Michigan. Plus, we meet the new chair of the Bay Mills Indian Community. She’ll discuss the most pressing issues for her tribe, including the response to COVID-19 and the Line 5 pipelines.

Listen to the full show above or hear individual interviews below.

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Expert on MI election law sees unconstitutional obstacles to voting in GOP proposals

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Stateside’s conversation with John Pirich

  • John Pirich is a retired attorney and expert in election law.

New chair of Bay Mills tribe talks about COVID impact in the UP, tribal opposition to Line 5

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Stateside’s conversation with Whitney Gravelle

  • Whitney Gravelle is the newly-elected tribal chairperson of the Bay Mills Indian Community, located in the Upper Peninsula.
  • Stateside reached out to Enbridge, Inc. for a response to Gravelle's criticism of the company's handling of the Line 5 pipelines. Their spokesperson sent us this statement. 

Model D’s new editor-at-large, Biba Adams, on writing in and about Detroit

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Stateside’s conversation with Biba Adams

  • Biba Adams is the editor-at-large of Model D Media.