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Stateside: auto insurance changes; social media’s role in protests; Pride during a pandemic

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There have been fewer drivers, as well as accidents, on roads in Michigan during the past few months. The state has asked insurance companies to develop a plan to refund overages in car insurance premiums paid during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Today on Stateside, less driving statewide during the COVID-19 pandemic means insurance companies need to distribute refunds. We find out about what this means for drivers, as well as how they’ll be affected by upcoming changes to the state’s no-fault law. Also, a look at how the history of LGBTQ Pride and the Black Lives Matter movement intersect. Plus, social media’s relationship to social change.

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

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Stateside’s conversation with Chad Livengood

From a new no-fault law to COVID refunds, here’s what to know about your auto insurance this summer

  • Chad Livengood is senior editor at Crain's Detroit Business.
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Stateside’s conversation with Cliff Lampe

How social media helped shape the current widespread protests against police brutality 

  • Cliff Lampe is a professor at the University of Michigan's School of Information.
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Stateside’s conversation with Erin Knott and Selma Tucker

Pride began as a riot: How the LGBTQ community is reflecting on civil rights movement

  • Erin Knott is the executive director at Equality Michigan.
  • Selma Tucker is vice president at Public Sector Consultants in Lansing.
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