Stateside: Trump’s NCAA ask; presidential racism; thawing of the Great Lakes; nursing homes report

Sep 2, 2020
Originally published on September 3, 2020 11:32 am

Today on Stateside, President Donald Trump placed a phone call to the Big Ten commissioner to discuss what might expedite the start of the season amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A Sports Illustrated writer weighs in on the politicization of sports in 2020. Also, how U.S. presidents’ historical treatment of Black Americans informs the present moment. Plus, the thawing of the Great Lakes, as seen through the lens of a National Geographic photojournalist.

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The year sports and politics collided: Big Ten football, the NBA, and more

  • Michael Rosenberg is a senior writer at Sports Illustrated.

From Washington to Trump, political calculations have always guided conversations about race

Michigan photojournalist captures the thawing of the Great Lakes

  • Amy Sacka is a documentary photographer based in Detroit.

Nursing home task force submits its recommendations to Gov. Whitmer

  • Will Callan is a reporter for Michigan Radio.
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