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Stateside: Detroit stories from reporters of color; COVID-19 restrictions loosen; UM Pres. Schlissel

Today on Stateside , University of Michigan president Mark Schlissel talks about plans to restart on-campus instruction in the fall. Plus, an epidemiologist's advice for navigating reopened public spaces. (Subscribe to Stateside on Apple Podcasts , Google Podcasts , or with this RSS link ) Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.

Stateside: Detroit stories from reporters of color; COVID-19 restrictions loosen; UM Pres. Schlissel

State superintendent: Too soon to decide if Michigan schools can open classrooms this fall

For many people in Michigan, one of the most pressing issues during the coronavirus pandemic is how to handle K-12 education. Parents and kids are still navigating the final weeks of this school year, but there are major questions about what will be possible in the fall. Michigan's State Superintendent of Public Instruction Michael Rice spoke with Michigan Radio's Morning Edition about the posssibilities and concerns.

State superintendent: Too soon to decide if Michigan schools can open classrooms this fall

Sanford residents hope for federal aid after a devastating flood

Mid-Michigan residents are beginning to take stock of the damage wrought by historic floods. The small village of Sanford has just over 800 residents. It lies just upstream from Midland along the Tittabawassee River.

Mornings in Michigan: New routine provides public service by making masks for those in need

On a recent Saturday morning I sat down at my sewing machine. Normally I like to sew clothes, but lately I've been making cloth masks. I tapped into my mom's seemingly endless supply of fabric and so far I've made about 30 for family and friends. "Everyone who sews has always secretly known that one day their stash would save the world and that day is now," says Saginaw resident Tami Davis. Davis leads the Mid-Michigan Mask Makers group – also known as 4-M. In March, an online post about mask

Mornings in Michigan: New routine provides public service by making masks for those in need

As Michigan moves to re-open, what's the state of the state when it comes to COVID-19 testing?

As the pandemic weeks turn into pandemic months, many questions remain about how we know what we know about COVID-19. One of the major limiting factors in testing for the virus is the availability of supplies for test kits.

As Michigan moves to re-open, what's the state of the state when it comes to COVID-19 testing?

Stateside: COVID-19 restrictions eased; Detroit native wins Pulitzer; environmental impact of floods

Today on Stateside , Governor Gretchen Whitmer announces loosened restrictions on some Michigan businesses and small gatherings just in time for the holiday weekend. Plus, we'll hear about the environmental threats posed by massive flooding in Midland County this week.

Stateside: COVID-19 restrictions eased; Detroit native wins Pulitzer; environmental impact of floods

Detroit native Michael R. Jackson wins Pulitzer for meta-musical about a queer black playwright

Detroit native and Cass Technical High School alum Michael R. Jackson was awarded the Pulitzer Prize this year for his off-Broadway musical A Strange Loop . Jackson's show is a kind of meta-musical whose central character is writing a musical himself. It's an effervescent mix of traditional Broadway songs with gospel, R&B, and a heavy dose of Liz Phair. It is also the first musical to win the Pulitzer without making it to Broadway.

Detroit native Michael R. Jackson wins Pulitzer for meta-musical about a queer black playwright

Midland flooding prompts concerns about contamination

The flooding in Midland is raising concerns about re-suspending old pollution that's caused problems along the Tittabawassee and Saginaw rivers for decades. A more than 50 mile stretch of the rivers was contaminated by dioxin from past activity at the Dow chemical complex. A decades-long fight between Dow and regulators was finally settled with a plan to cap the river bottom and clean up properties along the river.

Outdated dam infrastructure and lax oversight contributed to historic Midland flooding, says expert

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Outdated dam infrastructure and lax oversight contributed to historic Midland flooding, says expert

Stateside: Doctor's COVID-19 recovery; grief in a pandemic; toll of coronavirus on black businesses

Today on Stateside , we introduce you to a doctor with a very personal story about COVID-19. Plus, funeral director Thomas Lynch talks about what grieving means when you can't come together. (Subscribe to Stateside on Apple Podcasts , Google Podcasts , or with this RSS link ) Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.

Stateside: Doctor's COVID-19 recovery; grief in a pandemic; toll of coronavirus on black businesses

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