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Stateside: State legislature COVID infections; Michigan football cancelled; Dave Bing’s new memoir

Dec 11, 2020

As the city foundered on the edge of the great recession, Bing became Detroit’s mayor. It was a time when the city, rocked by Kwame Kilpatrick’s scandal-ridden tenure, needed stability. Bing stayed a the helm through Detroit’s bankruptcy. This jaw dropping sweep of events are all covered in his new autobiography.
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Today on Stateside, a conversation with former Detroit Mayor Dave Bing about his celebrated NBA career, his life in business, and coming into politics during the Great Recession. Also, we discuss how the state House has cancelled session as several members were exposed to the maskless and COVID-positive Rudy Giuliani last week.

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Michigan's legislature continues to meet in-person, up close, and unmasked

  • Chad Livengood is a senior editor with Crain’s Detroit Business.

What does the future hold for Michigan football after an unusual season amid COVID?

  • Austin Meek is a staff writer for The Athletic covering Michigan football.

Pining for a history lesson? The how and why the White Pine became Michigan’s official state tree.

  • Hillary Pine is Michigan History Center’s Northern Lower Peninsula Historian.

Former Detroit Mayor and NBA legend Dave Bing’s memoir reflects on life’s many obstacles and overcoming them

  • Dave Bing is a former Detroit mayor and Pistons legend. His new memoir 'Attacking the Rim' is out now.