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Welcome to The 8th: A new political reporting project from Michigan Radio

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Katie Raymond
Michigan Radio

Welcome to Michigan’s 8th Congressional District: a toss-up district in a toss-up state.

From now through November, we’ll be bringing you here. Not to blast you with the latest polling numbers or snarky soundbites (if 2016 taught us anything, it’s that the political professionals can miss something fundamental happening in this country.) We’re taking you into the lives of voters, their worlds, and their beliefs. So that when 2020 happens, whatever happens, you’ll understand why.

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Kate Wells is a Peabody Award-winning journalist currently covering public health. She was a 2023 Pulitzer Prize finalist for her abortion coverage.
Tyler Scott is the weekend afternoon host at Michigan Public, though you can often hear him filling in at other times during the week. Tyler started in radio at age 18, as a board operator at WMLM 1520AM in Alma, Michigan, where he later became host of The Morning Show.