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Stateside: Absentee ballot debate continues; what record shops are spinning; road bonds explained

An absentee ballot in an envelope.
Nadya Peek
Republican State Sen. Ruth Johnson has proposed changes to state law that would allow clerks to start processing absentee ballots ahead of Election Day. But Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey said Wednesday he will not support the bill.

Today on Stateside, a bill to give local clerks a head start on absentee ballot counting has hit a wall in the Legislature. We'll hear from one clerk who's going back to the drawing board. Plus, a conversation with the owner of an Ann Arbor record store owner about the albums he's listening to and loving right now. 

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

As clerks warn of absentee ballot delays, MI Senate leadership takes wait-and-see approach

Stateside’s conversations with Riley Beggin and Justin Roebuck

  • Riley Beggin covers politics for Bridge Michigan.
  • Justin Roebuck is the Ottawa County Clerk.

Needle Drop: What record store owners can't stop spinning

Stateside’s conversation with Jim Dwyer

  • Jim Dwyer is the co-owner of Encore Records.

Expert: Bonds offer short-term funding for a problem that needs long-term solutions

Stateside’s conversation with Stephanie Leiser

  • Stephanie Leiser is an expert in public finance and a lecturer at the University of Michigan's Ford School of Public Policy.

How Stateside got its groove: The making of our new theme song

Stateside’s conversation with Kendall Tucker

  • Kendall Tucker is an Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti native who performs under the name 14KT.
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