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Former U of M violin professor arrested, charged with transporting minor for sex

Former University of Michigan professor Stephen Shipps has been arrested and charged on two counts of transporting a minor girl across state lines to engage in sexual activity. The U.S. Attorney's Office announced the indictment Thursday morning.

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An Evening with NPR's Don Gonyea
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
7:00-8:30 PM

Don Gonyea has been covering politics at NPR for two decades, first as White House Correspondent and now as NPR's National Political Correspondent. He'll be joined by Michigan Radio's Zoe Clark in this thought provoking discussion about the 2020 election and what it means for the future. Join us as he shares his insights about the election unlike any other.

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Do you ever feel like you’re just…overwhelmed by the headlines? Those almost constant news alerts?

You are not alone. 

Our daily Stateside podcast, hosted by April Baer, is here to cut through the noise with conversations that matter to Michigan. 

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Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel say it’s not too late to reinstate a ban on openly carrying guns at or near polling places on Election Day.

They are appealing a court ruling that struck down a directive from Benson that banned open carry in and near polling places on Election Day.

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Some hospitals in metro Detroit are prepared to accept COVID-19 patients from regions of the state that are experiencing a sharper rise in hospitalizations. 

Beaumont Health’s chief operating officer Carolyn Wilson told Michigan Radio that the system’s eight hospitals currently have enough space in their COVID units to accept transfer patients if needed. 


“We still have some capacity there, and that is where Beaumont is willing to work with the state and those that need it to transfer some patients in,” she said. 


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Michigan’s place as a pivotal swing state in next Tuesday’s presidential election is clear, based on its frequency on the itineraries of the major presidential campaigns.  

Vice President Mike Pence is the latest candidate to make Michigan a stop on the presidential campaign trail.

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Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and  U.S. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) say they may appeal the U.S. Census Bureau's population tally for Detroit when it is announced. 

They described the Bureau's counting efforts in Detroit as "deficient and haphazard," and said that puts the city at risk for an undercount.

"The truth of the matter is, they started later in Detroit, understaffed Detroit, and shut it down earlier for one reason," said Duggan. "There appears to be a national strategy to undercount cities, and it appears to be hitting Detroit most effectively."

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Today on Stateside, we talk about Detroit voters and what turnout looks like in the Motor City. Plus, a conversation with the Sheriff of Livingston County about Secretary Benson’s order against firearms at the polls.

A member of Congress, who has led efforts to investigate alleged coronavirus scams, is calling for the federal government to crack down on an unproven treatment for COVID-19. Widespread sales of that purported treatment - a drug known as thymosin alpha-1 - were first identified by an NPR investigation earlier this month.

Subways and buses in cities across the country are looking a little empty these days as the coronavirus keeps many riders away.

Host Tonya Mosley speaks with Here & Now transportation analyst Seth Kaplan about the financial situation for public transportation.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

When Minnesota family physician Jay-Sheree Allen begins a visit with one of her patients, she starts by turning on the faucet and washing her hands. She no longer shakes hands to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission, so she takes a little more time with her hand-washing routine to chat before addressing her patients' medical concerns.


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