Stateside: MTU pauses in-person classes; drive-in restaurant boom; Bart Stupak on UP voters

Sep 29, 2020

Today on Stateside, former Congressman Bart Stupak joins us to talk about the political climate in rural Michigan, and what he observes as the Democratic party moves left. Plus, the Upper Peninsula is dealing with some scary spikes in COVID-19 infection rates. We'll talk to Michigan Tech University's president about how that influenced his decision to pause some face-to-face classes.

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As Houghton County trieds to cool COVID-19 outbreak, Michigan Tech reduces in-person instruction

  • Richard Koubek is the president of Michigan Tech University.

Diners, Drive-ins, and COVID-19: Pandemic boosts business for some of Michigan's greasy spoons

  • David Hosticka is the owner of two Dog n Suds locations in Muskegon and Montague. 

As pandemic drags on, what's working and what's not for Michigan restauranteurs

  • Mark Kurlyandchik is a food and restaurant writer for the Detroit Free Press. 

Is there a future for the Blue Dog in the Democractic Party? Former Congressman Bart Stupak weighs in.

  • Bart Stupak is the former longtime Democratic Congressman from Michigan’s 1st District, which includes the Upper Peninsula and a large swath of Northern Michigan. 
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