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Stateside: Sen. Peters on impeachment; job loss and union gains; women working during pandemic

Jan 27, 2021

Many Michigan women on the front line of the COVID-19 economic crash have had to balance tough financial times with family needs. Macomb County Commissioner Mai Xiong has been juggling her work as an elected official, responsibilities as a small business owner, and childcare for her four children amid the pandemic.
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Today on Stateside, the U.S. Senate has begun setting parameters for proceedings in the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. Senator Gary Peters talked to us about the upcoming trial and the likelihood of a conviction. Also, an update on Michigan's sobering job loss numbers during 2020. Plus, how a business owner, elected official, and mother of four balances the challenges the pandemic poses for women—particularly women of color.

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

Sen. Peters on the likelihood of convicting Trump in a second impeachment trial

  • U.S. Senator Gary Peters represents Michigan in the United States Senate.

“It was not a good year.” The pandemic’s impact on Michigan business in 2020

  • Dustin Walsh is a reporter for Crain’s Detroit Business.

Macomb County Commissioner talks keeping work, small business, and family going during COVID

  • Mai Xiong is a Macomb County Commissioner, mother of four, and owner of Mai & Co.

Pregnancy is rare in the Legislature, but it’s taught Sen. McMorrow a lot

  • State Senator Mallory McMorrow is a Democrat representing Michigan's 13th District.