Stateside: Auto industry restart gears up; graduating in a pandemic; guns in the Capitol building

May 7, 2020
Originally published on May 8, 2020 1:14 pm

Today on Stateside, plant managers are making plans to restart some of the biggest manufacturing operations in the state. We talk to Detroit News columnist Daniel Howes about what has to happen first. Plus, a protest on reopening the economy gives way to a discussion about guns at the state Capitol—and the politics around who is allowed to carry them.

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Precautions, protective gear, and supply chains: the delicate dance of restarting auto manufacturing

  • Daniel Howes is a columnist and associate business editor at the Detroit News.

A Detroit teacher and her daughter talk about the ups and down of education during the pandemic

  • Voncile Campbell is a master math teacher at Warren E. Bow elementary in Detroit. Brianna McClendon is Campbell's daughter and a recent graduate of Michigan State University. 

They will be remembered: Northern Michigan residents lost to COVID-19

  • Taylor Wizner is a reporter for Interlochen Public Radio.

State Capitol Commission looks at issue of open carry guns in Capitol building

  • John Truscott is vice chair of the Michigan State Capitol Commission and principal of the Truscott Rossman public relations firm in Lansing.
  • CORRECTION: The audio of this segment references May 1 as the date of the Lansing protests mentioned in the conversation. That is incorrect. The protests happened on April 30. 

Quarantine protesters carried rifles. Protesters of the 1999 DPS takeover sent through metal detectors.

  • Ken Coleman is a reporter for Michigan Advance.
  • CORRECTION: The audio of this segment references May 1 as the date of the Lansing protests mentioned in the conversation. That is incorrect. The protests happened on April 30. 
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