Stateside: Teens talk about race; Nadir Omowale on new single; schools could reopen in the fall

Jun 17, 2020

Today on Stateside, Governor Gretchen Whitmer says schools should prepare for in-person instruction this fall. We’ll talk about what those plans could look like, even as the governor cautioned that things may change. We’ll also hear teenagers from Michigan Radio's newest podcast, Kids These Days, about how they are thinking and talking about race with their families. Plus, a Michigan musician and producer talks about a new song simmered in the same elements that have brought so many Americans to protest in the streets in recent weeks.

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Kids These Days: What conversations are you having with your family about race?

  • Kids These Days is a new podcast from Michigan Radio. It offers an insider’s perspective on what it’s like to be a teenager today.

Ferndale musician Nadir Omowale’s new single explores racism, violence, and perseverance

  • Nadir Omowale is a musician and producer who lives in Ferndale.

Whitmer announces a tentative plan to resume in-person school this fall

  • Rick Pluta is Michigan Radio’s Capitol bureau chief.
  • Paula Herbart is president of the Michigan Education Association

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