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Stateside: West MI congressional races; East Lansing’s 24-year-old mayor; DNA collection at border

Oct 27, 2020

Today on Stateside, we check in with a reporter who’s been following the race for Michigan’s 6th Congressional District. Also, a Canadian member of parliament discusses a U.S. plan to collect DNA samples from some detainees at the Canadian border. Plus, how the 24-year-old mayor of East Lansing has navigated the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

A congressional battle for the middle in West Michigan’s 6th District

  • Lindsay Moore is a reporter for MLive based in Kalamazoo. She's been covering the race for Michigan's 6th Congressional District.

A young mayor, a college town in crisis, and the year that threw them together

  • Aaron Stephens is the mayor of East Lansing. 

Canadian MP says a US plan for DNA collection at the border is a bridge too far

  • Brian Masse MP represents Windsor West in the Canadian House of Commons.
  • Stateside reached out to U.S. Customs and Border Protection for comment on this story. You can read the statement they sent in response here.

Regardless of outcome, experts say the risk of extremist violence likely to extend beyond election

  • Ben Thorp is a reporter for WCMU Public Radio.