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Stateside: MI priest accused of sexual abuse; vaccine history; Paul Mitchell leaves GOP

Dec 15, 2020

Representative Paul Mitchell recently represents the thumb region of the state in Congress. On Monday, he announced he's leaving the Republican Party over its inability to accept the results of the 2020 presidential election.
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Today on Stateside, we’re joined by a medical historian to talk about the extraordinary global effort that brought us the COVID-19 vaccine in less than a year. Plus, a Michigan priest is facing accusations of sexual assault from several young men who used to work with him. And Rep. Paul Mitchell becomes the second Republican congressman from Michigan to split from the GOP.

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Three men accuse prominent Michigan priest, Polish seminary leader of sexual abuse

  • Kate Wells is a reporter with Michigan Radio

Advanced technology, degraded trust: How the COVID-19 vaccine compares to historical precedents

  • Dr. Howard Markel is a medical historian at the University of Michigan

Catholic schools group sues for right to return older K-12 students to in-person learning

  • Brian Broderick is the Executive Director of Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools

Rep. Paul Mitchell becomes second MI congressman to leave GOP in Trump era

  • Rick Pluta is the Capitol bureau chief for Michigan Public Radio Network