City Pulse editor and publisher Berl Schwartz interviews U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, who, beginning this week, will be a regular guest on the program. The two discussed the government shutdown and a recent Joe Biden speech where the former vice president praised Republican Fred Upton. You can read more in-depth about her take on the speech in Schwartz's recent article.

Arts editor Skyler Ashley spoke with Rev. Phiwa Langeni from the Salus Center about the upcoming "Write Hear 4 Queer" writing workshop Sunday, Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. at 408 S. Washington Sq., Lansing.

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