Stateside: Roundup of COVID-19 news; how billionaires shape cities; a poem for uncertain times

Mar 31, 2020

Today on Stateside, it's hard to keep up with the daily rush of news about COVID-19 in Michigan. We talk with two reporters about some stories you might have missed.  Plus, writer Desiree Cooper offers perspective and advice about coping with uncertainty and loss. 

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COVID-19 news roundup: TCF Center field hospital; Rep. Issac Robinson; coronavirus spread in DPD

  • Kat Stafford is a Detroit-based reporter for the Associated Press.
  • Zach Gorchow is the publisher of Gongwer News Service. 

How the ultra-wealthy shape politics, philanthropy, and culture in Michigan and beyond

  • Branden Snyder is the executive director of Good Jobs Now.
  • Robin Boyle is a professor of urban planning at Wayne State University.
  • This segment was originally broadcast on July 31, 2019.

Detroit writer talks about caring for her elderly parents amid COVID-19 outbreak

  • Desiree Cooper is a 2015 Kresge Artist Fellow, Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, and writer.

Whitmer: Comprehensive plan for closing schools can't happen overnight

  • Michigan Radio's Rick Pluta talked to Governor Gretchen Whitmer about the state's COVID-19 response. 
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