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Stateside: ACA five years in; Lake Orion astronaut sings in space; pushback on Title IX changes

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The 2019 enrollment period for obtaining health insurance under the Affordable Care Act will end on December 15.

Today on Stateside, how the Affordable Care Act has impacted public health in Michigan in the five years since it was enacted. Plus, a conversation with the director of the Great Lakes National Cemetery, one of two national cemeteries in Michigan where the state's veterans are laid to rest.

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

Five years into the Affordable Care Act, what’s different in Michigan?

Stateside’s conversation with Richard Hirth

  • Professor Richard Hirth is chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He joined Stateside to talk about how the roll out of the Affordable Care Act five years ago has affected public health in Michigan, where he thinks the ACA has fallen short, and his thoughts on the future of the state's Medicaid expansion.

Bacon: Lions deliver no surprises; what OSU loss means for MSU’s bowl hopes

Stateside's conversation with Michigan Radio sports commentator John U. Bacon

  • Michigan Radio sports commentator John U. Bacon shares his thoughts on the Lions’ 34-22 loss to the Chicago Bears this weekend, how close the Wolverines are to a spot in the Big 10 Championship game, and what Michigan State University’s loss to Ohio State means for the team’s bowl hopes. 

Move over "Rocket Man" – Lake Orion astronaut records original music video in space

Stateside's conversation with NASA astronaut Andrew Feustel

  • Astronaut Andrew Feustel is a Lake Orion native who has completed nine space walks over the course of his 18-year career at NASA. He joined us to talk about his most recent trip to the International Space Station, where he recorded a song called “All Around the World” that he says captures the thoughts and feelings of astronauts when they're looking at the Earth from space.

Great Lakes National Cemetery offers a final resting place for Michigan veterans

Stateside’s conversation with Sean Baumgartner

  • This weekend marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One, which added new and powerful dimensions to this year's Veterans Day observances. Sean Baumgartner, director of the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, tells us about the history of that cemetery and how burial services there honor the memory of veterans as they are laid to rest.

Believed: Gaslighting

Click above to find Episode 4 of Believed

  • On this week’s episode of Believed, hosts Kate Wells and Lindsey Smith examine a 2014 police interview that captures how disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar lied to and manipulated law enforcement after Amanda Thomashow approached Michigan State University police with sexual assault allegations against Nassar.
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Advocate: Proposed Title IX changes “let schools off the hook” for covering up sexual misconduct

Stateside’s conversation with Sage Carson

  • Sage Carson is a manager atKnow Your Nine, a survivor-and-youth-led project that works to help young people end sexual and dating violence in their schools. She weighs in on proposed Title IX rule changes from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos that could change the way schools investigate allegations of sexual abuse on campus.

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