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Stateside: Mexican journalist seeking asylum gets UM fellowship; Bill Schuette’s tax plans



Today on Stateside, a conversation with Mexican journliast Emilio Gutierrez-Soto who sought asylum in the US in 2008. He is currently a Knight-Wallace Fellow, but may face deportation under the Trump Administration. Plus, a political-round up, a conversation with a MacArthur genius fellow, and interview with Gubernatorial Candidate Bill Schuette (R).

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

Detroit playwright will use her MacArthur grant to create new work in and about her hometown


Stateside's conversation with Dominique Morisseau

  • Dominique Morisseau is a playwright whose plays often examine where society and the system break down and the hardships of African Americans. The Detroit native is among the recipients of a MacArthur Fellows so-called “genius award.”

Where Bill Schuette stands on tax cuts and the state budget


Stateside's conversation with Michigan Gubernatorial Candidate Bill Schuette (R)

  • Continuing our interviews with Michigan's Gubernatorial candidates, we speak to Bill Schuette (R) about Michigan's economy, tax cuts, and road repairs.
  • Through her campaign, Democratic candidate Gretchen Whitmer had agreed to join us to discuss her views on taxes and the budget. However, she canceled. 

The Great Recession hit Michigan hard. Is the state ready for the next one?

Stateside's conversation with Gabriel Ehrlich

  • Gabriel Ehrlich, Director of the Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics at the University of Michigan. He’s involved in economic forecasting and advises the State of Michigan. He breaks down the Moody Analytics stress test, Governor Snyder's rainy day fund, and provides advice for the next legislature.

Political roundup: the increasing partisanship of state Supreme Court elections


Stateside's conversation with and Ken Sikkema

  • Vicki Barnett, former Mayor of Farmington Hills and Democratic legislator, discusses the role money plays in Michigan's Supreme Court.
  • Political commentator Ken Sikkema brings his perspective to the conversation, weighing in on whether the Supreme Court is too partisian. Sikemma is a Senior Policy Fellow at Public Sector Consultants and former Republican legislative leader.

Mexican journalist seeking asylum earns prestigious Knight-Wallace fellowship    

Stateside's conversation with Emilio Gutierrez-Soto, translator Luis Trelles, and Lynette Clemetson


  • Emilio Gutierrez-Soto was a journalist in Mexico reporting on the military’s behavior during a drug cartel crack down. He sought asylum in the US in 2008. He joins us to discuss the seven months he spent in detention under the Trump administration. He is assisted by translator Luis Trelles.
  • Lynette Clemetson is the Director of the Knight-Wallace Fellowships for Journalists at the University of Michigan, where Mr. Gutierrez has been awarded a fellowship for this year. 

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