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Stateside: Friday, July 21, 2023

Today on Stateside, we discussed the group of Republicans who, following the 2020 election, went to the state Capitol in an attempt to make themselves electors for Donald Trump. Attorney General Dana Nessel recently announced a slew of charges against them for attempting to subvert the will of Michigan voters. Then, we spoke with a Detroit-based food critic about what it's like to work in a city that's awash with young chefs. Plus, listen to the third installment of Ride of Passage, the story of an Ann Arbor man who rode across the country on horseback.

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  • Simon Schuster, MLive political reporter
  • Lyndsay Green, James Beard award-winning restaurant and food critic for the Detroit Free Press
  • Matt Parker, cross-country horseman
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