Debbie Dingell, John Dingell, Podcast — May 15, 2017 at 8:37 am

Episode 32 – LIVE! Debbie & John Dingell talk healthcare, impeachment, and a president who lost an aircraft carrier


The show notes for Episode 32 are at

We’d like to thank all the folks who came to our annual fundraiser at the Corner Brewery (aka “ABC Microbrewery”) in Ypsilanti last Friday night and were there for a live recording of today’s podcast. We’d like to thank some folks for their help in making the event a smashing success:

Matt and Rene Greff

Front table volunteers
Ted Lawson
Deb Leonard
Brett Foreman
Cody Winchester

Podcast sound/recording
Brian Greminger from Honey Creek Video

Dessert Chef
Paul Cousins

Personal Support
Anne Savage & Wendy Welch

We’d like to thank our sponsors, as well:

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Washtenaw County Clerk/Register of Deeds Larry Kestenbaum & Janice Gutfreund
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Matt & Rene Greff and all the staff at ABC Microbrewery (“Corner Brewery”)

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State House Representative Adam Zemke

Equality Evangelist – $600

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Guardian of Good Government level – $1,200

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Michigan Education Association

UAW Community Action Council

American Federation of Teachers – National

Wesley Lowery at the Washington Post: Read the letter Coretta Scott King wrote opposing Sessions’s 1986 federal nomination

Bob Bryan at Business Insider: Trump adviser Steve Bannon attributes his worldview to a simple stock-investing mistake his dad made after listening to Jim Cramer

Emma Green at The Atlantic: It Was Cultural Anxiety That Drove White, Working-Class Voters to Trump

David Roberts at Vox: The question of what Donald Trump “really believes” has no answer

LOLGOP at The National Memo: Mitch McConnell Didn’t Just Steal A Supreme Court Seat

The Cynic: The Political Education of Mitch McConnell by Alec MacGillis, available on

Sen. Mitch McConnell’s Political Life, Examined, In ‘The Cynic’ on NPR’s Fresh Air

Philip Rucker at the Washington Post: Trump threatens to cancel White House briefings because it is ‘not possible’ for his staff to speak with ‘perfect accuracy’

Debbie Dingell on Twitter: @DebDingell

John Dingell on Twitter: @JohnDingell


MLive: See the damage done by vandals to water service line equipment in Flint

Leonard N. Fleming at The Detroit News: Charges dismissed against Flint water official

Eclectablog: Snyder admin knew risk of Flint lead poisoning in 2013, changed 2015 lead test results that would have required action

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Intro and Outro music: Zoolookologie by Jean-Michel Jarre from the album Zoolook.

The Sit and Spin Room logo by Anne C. Savage.