Stateside: Sinai-Grace nurses file whistleblower suit; GR activist on the push to defund the police

Jun 16, 2020
Originally published on June 19, 2020 9:27 am

Today on Stateside, a conversation with a community activist in Grand Rapids looking to defund the police and what that would entail. Plus, four nurses have filed a lawsuit against the parent company of DMC and Sinai-Grace over what they say was negligence and mismanagement that led to unnecessary COVID-19 deaths.

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Nurses allege unnecessary COVID-19 deaths at DMC in lawsuit

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Michigan native Sharon Harrigan's new novel "HALF" explores past trauma through a fictional twin

  • Sharon Harrigan is a Michigan-born author whose works include "Half" and "Playing with Dynamite"
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What one activist in Grand Rapids means when she says "defund the police"

  • LaDonna Norman is a community activist with the Grand Rapids group Together We are Safe
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