Stateside: Voting in Kent County; history of pandemic elections; how 1967 changed Detroit politics

Nov 3, 2020

Today on Stateside, it's Election Day! We spoke with the clerk of Kent County about what voting looks like in a swing district that always delivers suprises. Plus, a look back at how mass illness and social uprisings have impacted past elections.

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

What Election Day looks like in contested Kent County

  • Lisa Posthumus Lyons is the clerk for Kent County.

Pandemic politics: a brief history of how mass illness impacts American elections

  • Dr. Howard Markel is a medical historian at the University of Michigan.

What the political legacy of 1967 Detroit uprising tells us about social justice movements today

  • Ken Coleman is a journalist with the Michigan Advance and author of the book On This Day: African American Life in Detroit.


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