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Stateside: Sen. Stabenow on mental health, COVID relief; pioneering Black suffragette Lottie Wilson

Senator Debbie Stabenow
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Senator Debbe Stabenow (MI-D)

Today on Stateside, a conversation with Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) about making mental health accessible and the future of the Senate under President-elect Biden. Plus, a look at the history of some notable Black Michiganders—from the pre-Civil War era to the suffrage movement.

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Sen. Stabenow talks about government responsibility in combating mental illness

Stateside’s conversation with Debbie Stabenow

  • Debbie Stabenow is a Democratic Senator from Michigan.

What life was like for African Americans in Michigan before the Civil War

Stateside's conversation with Anna-Lisa Cox and Déanda Johnson


  • Anna-Lisa Cox is a historian and non-resident fellow at the Hutchins Center at Harvard University. She’s the author of The Bone and Sinew of the Land: America’s Forgotten Pioneers and the Struggle for Equality.
  • Déanda Johnson is a historian with the National Park Service.
  • This segment originally aired on Oct. 23, 2020.

Well done, sister suffragette! The story of getting the vote with Michigan’s Lottie Wilson

Stateside's conversation with Jillian Reese


  •  Jillian Reese is curator of exhibits at the Michigan History Center. 
  • This segment originally aired on Sept. 22, 2020.

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