Stateside: Rep. Slotkin on help for business; WWII rations; tablets and laptops for Detroit kids

Apr 27, 2020

Today on Stateside, we talk to Democratic Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin about the future of emergency funds for businesses impacted by COVID-19 . Plus, what a federal appeals court decision in the so-called “right to read” lawsuit means for students in Detroit.

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Thinking about a re-start: Rep. Slotkin says infrastructure projects in the works post COVID-19

  • Elissa Slotkin is a congresswoman from Michigan’s 8th Congressional District.

Tires, sugar, and more: the things you needed government permission to buy during WWII

  • Laurie Perkins is the Michigan History Center’s resident specialist for Southern Lower Peninsula history.

How the “right to read” lawsuit out of Detroit could change schools everywhere

  • Matinga Ragatz is an education consultant and a former Michigan Teacher of the Year.

Skillman CEO on new plan to get tablets and hotspot access to all Detroit students learning from home

  • Tonya Allen is the president of the Skillman Foundation.
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