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Stateside: Election law petition drive; Aaliyah’s Detroit legacy; Afghan refugees in Lansing

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Emma Winowiecki
Michigan Radio

Today on Stateside, the Michigan GOP is backing a petition drive to make changes to Michigan's voting laws: election security or voter suppression? Also, remembering R&B luminary Aaliyah and her Detroit roots. Then, a community comes together to help Afghan refugees build a new home in Lansing. 

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GOP petition drive to tighten election law in the works
Stateside's conversation with Johnathan Oosting.

  • Jonathan Oosting is a reporter with Bridge Michigan. You can find his article on the petition drivehere
Aaliyah’s Detroit legacy, 20 years after her tragic death
Stateside's conversation with Imani Mixon.

  • Imani Mixon is a Detroit-based multimedia journalist and host of the podcast Subject Matters. You can find her cover feature on Aaliyah for the Detroit MetroTimes here.
How Afghan Michiganders and refugee groups are preparing to welcome newcomers to Lansing 
Stateside's conversation with Erika Brown-Binion and Yusuf Sultani.

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