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Stateside: Coronavirus affect on MI economy; Line 5 under St. Clair River; MI’s first black settlers

A worker handles finished auto parts on an assembly line
ADAC Automotive Muskegon operations
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A worker at ADAC Automotive handles auto parts at their plant in Muskegon. ADAC Automotive works with factories in China and has been dealing with the impacts of the coronavirus.

Today on Stateside, the coronavirus outbreak in China is beginning to have an effect on Michigan manufacturers. We hear from an executive at a west Michigan auto parts supplier about how the virus is affecting their business. Plus, we'll learn about Michigan's first African American settlers, as well as Enbridge's plan to replace a section of Line 5 under the St. Clair River.

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

Manufacturers in Michigan are starting to feel ripple effects from the new coronavirus 

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Stateside’s conversation with Peter Hungerford

  • Peter Hungerford, chief operating officer for ADAC Automotive

Michigan economy could take bigger hit than other states because of coronvirus

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Stateside’s conversation with Ravi Anupindi

  • Ravi Anupindi, professor of technology and operations at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business

Enbridge preparing to replace section of Line 5 pipeline under St. Clair River

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Stateside’s conversation with Lester Graham

  • Lester Graham, reporter for Michigan Radio's The Environment Report

EPA calls for new cleanup of Charlevoix pollution — 27 years after saying it would clean itself

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Interlochen Public Radio's Kaye LaFond reports

  • Kaye LaFond, reporter for Interlochen Public Radio

The story of Michigan’s early African-American settlers goes back to the 1700s

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Stateside’s conversation with Anna-Lisa Cox and Angelica Roberts

  • Anna-Lisa Cox, non-resident fellow at the Hutchins Center at Harvard University, and author of "The Bone and Sinew of the Land: America’s Forgotten Pioneers and the Struggle for Equality"
  • Angelica Roberts, artist in Kalamazoo County
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