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Stateside: Poll challenger training; exhibit honors MMIWG2S; Arab American voters in MI

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What are election challengers, and what role will they play on election day?

Today on Stateside, the role of election challengers at the polls. Also, a Mt. Pleasant photographer uses striking portraits to call attention to missing and murdered Indigenous women. And a conversation about the Arab American voting bloc in Michigan.

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

Here’s what poll challengers can and can’t do at the polls

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Stateside’s conversation with Madeline Halpert

  • Madeline Halpert is a reporter for Bridge Michigan and with Vote Beat, a ChalkBeat initiative.
  • You can find Halpert’s article here.

Native photographer creates striking portraits in honor of missing and murdered Indigenous people

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Stateside’s conversation with Shannon Martin

  • Marcella Hadden is a photographer in Mount Pleasant. Her community is the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal nation.
  • Shannon Martin is Director of Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan, on the Isabella Reservation.
  • Here is a link to the digital exhibit.

The issues that matter to Arab American voters in Michigan

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Stateside’s conversation with Rima Meroueh and Ali Harb

  • Rima Meroueh is director for the National Network for Arab American Communities.
  • Ali Harb is a reporter for Middle East Eye.
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