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Stateside: Protests over police violence; return of sports; graduating high school during a pandemic

Protests have spread across the country following police officers' excessive use of force against African Americans in Minneapolis and Southeast Michigan.
Protests have spread across the country following police officers' excessive use of force against African Americans in Minneapolis and Southeast Michigan.

Stateside for Friday, May 29, 2020

Today on Stateside, thoughts from a sociologist and a law professor about the marches in Detroit and Ann Arbor that drew attention to police officers’ use of force against African Americans. We’ll also find out how one charter school operator is preparing for the fall. 

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When will sports return? John U. Bacon weighs in. Stateside’s conversation with John U. Bacon

  • John U. Bacon is Michigan Radio’s sports commentator.


How charters are thinking about what school will look like this fall

Stateside’s conversation with Robert Kimball

  • Robert Kimball is associate vice president for charter schools at Grand Valley State University.


Goodbye high school, hello uncertainty: 3 high school seniors on what it's like to graduate during a pandemic

Stateside’s conversation with Rodrigo Lopez-Ruiz

  • Rodrigo Lopez-Ruiz is a senior at Wyoming High School in West Michigan.

Stateside: Protests over police violence; return of sports; graduating high school during a pandemic

Protest against police use of excessive force spread to MichiganStateside’s conversation with Alford A. Young and Tracy Brame

  • Alford A. Young is a professor of sociology at the University of Michigan. He's also associate director of the University of Michigan's Center for Social Solutions. 
  • Tracey Brame is a professor and associate dean of Western Michigan University's Cooley Law School campus in Grand Rapids. 

Stateside: Protests over police violence; return of sports; graduating high school during a pandemic

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