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Stateside: Interpreting impeachment law; rebranding invasive carp; teachers get COVID vaccine


Today on Stateside, the Senate’s impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump has begun. We talk with a Michigan lawyer whose scholarship has played a role in both sides of the debate. Also, an update on vaccinations for teachers, as an increasing number of Michigan schools aim to return to in-person learning. Plus, a reporter weighs in on a culinary rebrand of invasive carp.

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

MSU prof says Trump legal team misrepresenting his research

  • Brian Kalt is a professor of law at Michigan State University.

The effort to rebrand a pesky (but totally delicious) invasive carp

Stateside’s conversation with Keith Matheny

  • Keith Matheny is an environmental reporter for the Detroit Free Press.

Here’s why Michigan Radio will no longer use the term “Asian Carp”

Stateside’s conversation with Rachel Ishikawa and Lester Graham

Michigan educators’ vaccine rates ahead of national curve

Stateside’s conversation with Doug Pratt

  • Doug Pratt is public affairs director for the Michigan Education Association.

How Dearborn Public Schools got vaccines to teachers ahead of return to in-person learning

Stateside’s conversation with Glenn Maleyko

  • Glenn Maleyko is the superintendent of Dearborn Public Schools.
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