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Stateside: Ex-UAW president charged; future of RTA in doubt (again); dismayed Warren supporters

Federal prosecutors have charged ex-UAW president Gary Jones with embezzlement.
Federal prosecutors have charged ex-UAW president Gary Jones with embezzlement.

Stateside for Thursday, March 5, 2020

Today on Stateside, former United Auto Workers president Gary Jones has been charged with embezzlement. What does this mean for the future of the union and its members? Plus, Senator Elizabeth Warren has dropped out of the presidential race days before the Michigan primary. Many supporters say they are dismayed, but not surprised, that Warren never caught on with more voters.

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

How charges against former UAW president could impact union and its members

Stateside’s conversation with Daniel Howes

  • Daniel Howes is a columnist and associate business editor with the Detroit News.


Oakland Cty. Republicans scuttle plans to get RTA millage on the ballot

Stateside’s conversations with John Reilly and Warren Evans

  • State Representative John Reilly is a Republican representing parts of Oakland County.
  • Warren Evans is the Wayne County Executive.


How big is agriculture industry in Michigan? Probably smaller than you think.

Stateside’s conversation with Charley Ballard

  • Charley Ballard is an economist at Michigan State University


With Warren out of the presidential race, supporters wonder why she didn’t catch on

Stateside's conversations with Keith Owens and Nancy Kaffer

  • Keith Owens is a resident of Detroit and an Elizabeth Warren supporter. 
  • Nancy Kaffer is a columnist for the Detroit Free Press.


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Stateside: Ex-UAW president charged; future of RTA in doubt (again); dismayed Warren supporters
Stateside: Ex-UAW president charged; future of RTA in doubt (again); dismayed Warren supporters
Stateside: Ex-UAW president charged; future of RTA in doubt (again); dismayed Warren supporters
Stateside: Ex-UAW president charged; future of RTA in doubt (again); dismayed Warren supporters