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Vitti: Concerns about Detroit summer school "legitimate," but program will go on

Hundreds of Detroit students started in-person summer school programs in Detroit Public Schools Community District buildings on Monday, in the face of some public opposition. A small group of protesters blocked the exit to a school bus depot on the city’s



Stateside: Detroit starts summer school; from virus to artwork; how systemic racism hurts Black kids

Today on Stateside , summer school started for students in Detroit. We check in with the superintendent of schools in the city to find out how summer instruction will work, as well as the district’s plans for the fall. Also, a parent reflects on how



Stateside: Cornelius Fredericks’ death; Black mental health; Nessel sues DeVos over CARES funds

Today on Stateside, developments in the cases surrounding the death of 16-year-old Cornelius Fredericks at a youth facility in Kalamazoo. Also, how systemic racism impacts the mental health of Black Americans. Plus, Michigan is challenging how the U.S


 2020-07-09  49m

Michigan schools, international students look for "clarity and guidance" on new immigration rule

Michigan colleges and universities are scrambling to figure out what a new federal government rule means for their international students. That comes after the government’s announcement this week that the government will no longer issue student visas to


 2020-07-08  9m

Stateside: International students’ visas at risk; pandemic wedding planning; eavesdropping wasps

Today on Stateside , a conversation with the director of Michigan State University’s Office for International Students and Scholars about the State Department’s decision to withhold visas from international students who are enrolled in programs that won’t


 2020-07-07  49m

Stateside: MI’s medical chief on reopening risks; farming morels: systemic racism in health care

Michigan’s COVID-19 caseload has been on a rollercoaster for the past few weeks. We spoke with Michigan's medical director Joneigh Khaldun for an update. Plus, researchers at Michigan State University are working on cultivating the ever elusive morel


 2020-07-06  49m

Stateside: Lack of masks; COVID separates families in U.S. and Canada; indigenous journalists

Today on Stateside , a new initiative called the Mishigamiing Journalism Project has created six month long fellowships for Indigenous journalists at the Traverse City Record Eagle. Plus, a conversation with two Michiganders about dealing with family


 2020-06-27  49m

Stateside: Rep. Slotkin; restaurants open while gyms stay closed; MI LGBTQ pioneer Jim Toy

Today on Stateside, we’re checking in with the owner of a gym and personal training facility to see how he’s approaching reopening in light of an appeals court decision upholding Governor Whitmer’s order to keep gyms closed to limit the spread of COVID-19


 2020-06-26  48m

Stateside: Plasma antibody treatment; growing up in era of school shootings; Detroit’s lost students

Today on Stateside , hospitals and health workers are still looking for ways to safely interact with patients following the first COVID-19 surge in Michigan. We check in with an epidemiologist who’s researching how plasma from recovered patients might


 2020-06-25  49m

Stateside: Sault Tribe chairman on Line 5; pandemic vacations; return to school plans

Today on Stateside , recent developments with Enbridge’s Line 5 have lead Attorney General Dana Nessel to ask for a temporarily halt of operations. Tribes who live and work around the Great Lakes have had an eye on this for years. Also, Michigan’s


 2020-06-23  49m