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Stateside: Latest from the 8th District; social media and politics; Black suffragette Lottie Wilson

Sep 22, 2020

Today on Stateside, Michigan’s 8th congressional district is one of the state’s most competitive races this year. We check in on how the changing district has shaped the political calculus for the candidates there. Speaking of elections, we take a look at how our social media feeds impact our political views and why that’s a problem. Plus, the story of a Black suffragette from Niles, Michigan who used art and activism to push for racial and gender equality.

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Campaign season is underway for one of Michigan's most contested House seats

  • Tyler Scott is a reporter and weekend host for Michigan Radio.

Social media during a pandemic election year: closer to our ideals, farther from reality

  • Cliff Lampe is a professor of information at the University of Michigan School of Information.

Congress gave $300 million to help fisheries. The Great Lakes got zero.

  • Lexi Krupp is a reporter for Interlochen Public Radio.

Well done, sister suffragette! The story of getting the vote with Michigan’s Lottie Wilson

  • Jillian Reese is curator of exhibits at the Michigan History Center.