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Stateside: Nissan chair's arrest; a moral code for computer scientists; teens and sleep deprivation

Nov 19, 2018

Today on Stateside, a BBC journalist tells us what Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn's recent arrest for financial misconduct could mean for the future of the Japanese automaker. Plus, after being diagnosed with a sleep disorder, an Ann Arbor high school student started a nonprofit to address the issue of sleep deprivation among teenagers.

Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.

What the arrest of Nissan's chairman could mean for future of the Japanese automaker 

  • Leisha Santorelli is a journalist with the BBC. She joined Stateside to talk about the surprising news that Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn had been arrested. He's been accused of financial misconduct after internal investigations found he had underreported his salary and used company assets for personal benefit.

Believed: How He Got Caught

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  • For Larry Nassar, the beginning of the end came during the summer of 2016. On this week’s episode of Believed, hosts Kate Wells and Lindsey Smith introduce listeners to one of the people responsible for taking him down: attorney Rachael Denhollander. After being abused by Nassar as a teenager, Denhollander waited nearly two decades for an opportunity to tell her story. 
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A moral code for coders: Should ethics be part of the computer science curriculum? 

  • As technology becomes ever more integrated into our daily lives, there's a growing push for people in the computer and data science world to think about the social impact of tech. H. V. Jagadish, a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan, joined us to talk about the moral questions companies should ask when working with private information, and how best to incorporate ethics into coding and computing.

Ann Arbor high schooler takes on "sleep deprivation epidemic" among teens 

  • Julia Ammer is a student at Community High School in Ann Arbor. Her concern over what she calls a “sleep deprivation epidemic” among teens prompted her to found the nonprofit Teens Need Sleep. Ammer tells Stateside how her organization hopes to address the issue of sleep deprivation, and how parents, teachers, and students can get involved.

Students from Michigan, North Africa team up to solve problems, build connections 

  • The William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan is bringing together students from Michigan universities and several North African nations to work together to tackle a problem in the Middle East and North Africa. Jackie Spryshak is a sophomore at the University of Michigan, and Omar Aboutaleb is an architect and researcher based in Cairo. They joined Stateside to talk about the issue that their group hopes to address, and the pitch that made them winners of this year’s M2GATE Global Pitch Competition. 

Bacon: Lions' mediocrity worse than a losing streak; UM's record-breaking freshman kicker

  • Michigan Radio sports commentator John U. Bacon recaps the Lions’ surprising win against the Panthers, talks about what the Wolverines need to work on before they face Ohio State, and predicts what’s next for the Spartans after losing to Rutgers on Saturday.

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