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Woman getting a shot
Centers for Disease Control

Today on Stateside, Detroit News business columnist Daniel Howes updates us on the results of the UAW's recent Special Bargaining Convention. Plus, a conversation with a public health expert on the dangers that falling vaccination rates pose to communities around Michigan. 

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

A labor strike in Flint
Courtesy of the Archives of Michigan

Today on Stateside, we chat with Representatives Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland), and Dan Kildee (D-Flint), about Trump's Oval Office address on the ongoing, partial government shutdown. Plus, we continue our Work in Progress series with a conversation between a rookie and a veteran in the electrical trade. We hear them explain what it's like to be a woman in the industry. 

Samantha Forsyth and Grace Trudell
Sam Corey / Michigan Radio

Women make up just around nine percent of the workers in the skilled trades, according to 2016 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

So, if you’re a woman just getting started, it can feel like you’re the odd one out on the construction site.

For our Work in Progress series, we brought together two women in the field — one just starting out, one 25 years in — to talk about why they decided to pursue careers as electricians, and what it takes to thrive as a woman in the skilled trades. 

Rahael Gupta
Michigan Radio

On today's show, Believed co-host Kate Wells breaks down a recent report that found top officials at the U.S. Olympic Committee knew former sports doctor Larry Nassar was sexually abusing his patients, yet took no disciplinary action against him. Plus, a conversation about the changing field of classical music between a graduate student and aspiring conductor, and the retired music director for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

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

Leonard Slatkin (left) is Music Director of the Detroit Symphony, and conductor Chelsea Gallo (right) is pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Michigan.
Sarah Leeson

When you bring two people from opposite ends of the same career path together, chances are they’ll have plenty to talk about.

Stateside's ongoing Work in Progress series aims to do just that by featuring conversations between someone just starting out in a particular field and someone who is reaching the end of their professional career. 

Leonard Slatkin is Music Director Laureate of the Detroit Symphony, and conductor Chelsea Gallo is pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Michigan. 

Father Jim Houbeck and Father Ed Prus
Lindsey Scullen / Michigan Radio

Taking that first step down a career path can be daunting, like stepping into a world completely unknown. On the flip side, if you’ve been walking that road a long time, chances are you’ve learned a thing or two.

Father Jim Houbeck, a newly ordained Catholic priest, sat down with Father Ed Prus, who has recently retired, to discuss their lives in this vocation. Their conversation is part of Stateside's Work in Progress series, where we bring together two people to talk about what it's like to be at opposite ends of the same career path. 

Music teachers Erick Senkmajer and Erika Senecal
Joe Linstroth / Michigan Radio

Taking that first step down a career path can be daunting, like stepping into a world completely unknown.

On the flip side, if you've been walking that path a while, odds are you've learned a thing or two.

Kyle and Bryce at a library
Michigan Radio

  

Taking that first step down a career path can be daunting. It's like stepping into a world completely unknown. On the flip side, if you’ve been walking that road a long time, chances are you’ve learned a thing or two. 

work in progress farmers
Joey Horan / Michigan Radio

“Work in Progress” is a new Stateside series about what it's like to be at opposite ends of the same career path. You'll hear conversations between two people —one who's just starting out in a job and one who's been working in the field for a long time.

Throughout the series we’ll feature conversations between people who have chosen a variety of career paths ranging from conductors, to priests, nurses, and millwrights.

But first, we turn the spotlight on two farmers.