politics

Eastern Michigan University

 In this edition of "Focus On EMU," Patrick Campion sits down with Professor Ed Sidlow from Eastern Michigan University's Political Science Department.

They talk midterm politics and then look back at the changing political face of the student body over the past 40 years.  Sidlow shares his insight from his years as a student at EMU (1970 - 1974) and as a member of the Eastern faculty (1995 - present).  


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A prominent Ypsilanti Attorney will seek to fill the vacancy being created by the retirement of U-S Representative John Dingell. Democrat Raymond Mullins has announced his candidacy for the 12th District Congressional seat that’s been held by the 87-year old Dingell for nearly 60-years.  

Andrew Cluley

Debbie Dingell formally announced today she's running for the 12th Congressional seat her husband has held for nearly 60 years.  Dingell had kick-off events in Dearborn, Ann Arbor, and Ypsilanti.

Sociologist and public intellectual Stuart Hall, who helped shape conversations about race and gender in Britain and around the world, has died at 82. For decades, the Jamaican-born Hall was also a fixture in leftist politics.

Hall, who died in England Monday, was diabetic and had been ill for some time.

NPR's Neda Ulaby filed this report for our Newscast unit:

Lawmakers Debate Budget, Student Loan Tax Credit

Feb 6, 2014

Governor Rick Snyder Launches Re-election Bid

Feb 3, 2014
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Governor Rick Snyder says Michigan's economic recovery is just starting and he wants four more years to finish the job. The governor formally launched his reelection campaign with stops in Detroit, Lansing, and Grand Rapids. Day Two of the governor's reelection announcement tour has stops scheduled in Traverse City, Frankenmuth and at Oakland Community College.

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An Ann Arbor City Council member plans to introduce a resolution to create a conflict of interest policy for council members at their next meeting.  

WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more:
 


The election isn't until November of 2014, but Pam Byrnes is working to make in-roads with the 7th Congressional District constituency now.  The former Democratic State Representative is seeking to unseat incumbent Republican Tim Walberg.  

As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, Byrnes yesterday wrapped up a three-day tour of the seven counties that comprise the 7th district.


U-S Representative John Dingell joined Washtenaw County officials and local domestic violence groups at Safehouse yesterday to call for the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women act.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Rutledge Wants More Help for Local Governments

Jan 16, 2013

A local state legislator says he'll be closely watching Governor Snyder's state-of-the-state address tonight, hoping to hear a plan for more help for struggling local governments.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

As Governor Rick Snyder gives his state-of-the-state address tonight, Ann Arbor's Mayor wants the state to look at Ann Arbor as an example of good government.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Saying Goodbye - Federal and State Relationships

May 30, 2012

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On this last regular episode of the 8-season Lynn Rivers Show, Lynn talks to Carrie Moss from the American Civil Liberties Union and Elizabeth Wydra from the Constitutional Accountability Center about health care reform and gay marriage, focusing on the constitutional relationship between the state and federal governments.

An abandoned house.
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Inside the White House and holding on to your house on this week's Lynn Rivers Show from WEMU. Lynn's guests this week are Mother Jones' Washington Bureau Chief David Corn, and Pro Publica investigative reporter Paul Kiel.