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Stateside: Rep. Dingell on impeachment; stories that shaped MI in 2010s; a life in politics

Dec 17, 2019

Today on Stateside,  Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) explains how she’s approaching the historic impeachment vote in the House tomorrow. If the vote passes, Donald Trump will be the third president to be impeached in American history. Plus, with only two weeks left in the decade, we look back at how the last ten years have impacted our state.

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

Rep. Dingell: President Trump will be “very angry” at how I vote on impeachment

  • Right now, members of the U.S. House of Representatives are deciding how they'll vote during tomorrow's impeachment proceedings. No Republicans are expected to vote for impeachment and they are trying to lobby undecided Democrats to do the same. If this vote goes along party lines, President Donald Trump will be impeached, as Democrats have a majority in the House. Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Dingell of Michigan’s 12th district hasn’t announced her decision yet. While speaking to Stateside, the congresswoman was coy, saying that the President will be "very angry" at how she plans to vote. A few hours after our interview, Dingell officially announced that she will vote for impeaching the president.
  • Michigan Radio will be carrying NPR's live coverage of tomorrow's House impeachment vote on air and online.

Ten stories that shaped Michigan in the 2010s

  • It is the end of a decade, and life in Michigan on the cusp of 2020 is quite a bit different from what it was in 2010. Michigan Radio's Dustin Dwyer joins Stateside to reflect on how water quality and access, the state’s recession recovery, Detroit’s bankruptcy and other issues have shaped Michigan over the last ten years.

Learn to Drive! Tips for how to handle a traffic stop

  • For the latest installment of our Learn to Drive series, we’re looking at what you’re supposed to do if you get pulled over. Michigan State Police Lieutenant Michael Shaw broke down exactly how to react at every step of the process to ensure that both you and the officer are out of harm’s way.

Dinner Party Convo: Running for office, fostering bipartisanship, coping with disappointment

  • For the final week of her broadcasting career, host Cynthia Canty lined up conversations with the people she says would be guests at her dream dinner party. Today, Democratic U.S. Representative for Michigan's 5th congressional district Dan Kildee and former Republican State Representative Paul Hillegonds sat down to discuss the difficulties of campaigning for public office and what it takes to build bipartisanship in a divided nation.

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