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Stateside: Rise in eating disorders; campaign spending surprises; FBI informants and kidnapping plot

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Today on Stateside, what parents should know about the uptick in eating disorders during the pandemic. And, the latest campaign finance disclosure reveals a state representative’s eyebrow-raising expenses. Plus, a critical look at the FBI’s use of confidential informants while investigating the plot to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer. 

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As more teens are hospitalized for eating disorders, here's what parents need to know

Stateside’s conversation with Kate Wells

  • Kate Wells is a reporter at Michigan Radio.

Big fundraising haul for Whitmer, Dearborn mayoral candidates in July finance filings

Stateside’s conversation with Craig Mauger and Simon Schuster

  • Craig Mauger is a reporter with the Detroit News.
  • Simon Schuster is director of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network.

Buzzfeed investigation shines critical light on use of FBI informants in Whitmer kidnapping case 

Stateside’s conversation with Jessica Garrison and Ken Bensinger

  • Jessica Garrison is a senior investigative editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in San Francisco.
  • Ken Bensinger is an investigative reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles .
  • Read Garrison and Bensinger's in-depth look at the way the FBI used informants in building its case against the men charged in the plot to kidnap Governor Whitmer here.

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