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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.