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Stateside Podcast: Weekly Michigan politics rundown

Dana Nessel
Jodi Westrick
Michigan Radio

On this special Friday episode of the podcast, Zoe Clark is back in the host chair, leading a panel discussion around the last week in politics. Joining the group today is Detroit Free Press’ Clara Hendrickson, Gongwer’s Zach Gorchow and Bridge Michigan’s Lauren Gibbons.

Together, the four discuss developments in Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s lawsuit about the 1931 law banning abortion, Kristina Karamo’s Twitter accounting supposedly getting hacked, and the investigation into presumptive Republican attorney general nominee Matt DePerno.


  • Lauren Gibbons, capitol reporter for Bridge Michigan
  • Clara Hendrickson, politics reporter for Detroit Free Press
  • Zach Gorchow, executive editor and publisher of Gongwer News Service


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Music in this episode is byBlue Dot Sessions

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Zoe Clark is Michigan Public's Political Director. In this role, Clark guides coverage of the state Capitol, elections, and policy debates.
Dan Netter joined the Stateside team as an intern in May 2022 and is a senior at Michigan State University studying Journalism and Social Relations & Policy.
Rachel Ishikawa joined Michigan Public in 2020 as a podcast producer. She produced Kids These Days, a limited-run series that launched in the summer of 2020.