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Stateside: GOP pushback on extended stay at home order; social distancing and domestic violence

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Govenor Whitmer's extension of the stay at home order has some state leaders wondering if exemptions for which businesses can operate should be widened.

Today on Stateside, we talk to a Republican state senator who says that Governor Whitmer’s extension of the emergency stay at home order goes too far. Plus, how students with disabilities who rely on schools for important services are faring at home. 

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

State Senator Zorn makes the case for clearing some businesses to open in a limited way

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Stateside’s conversation with Dale Zorn

  • Dale Zorn is a Republican state senator representing Michigan’s 17th District.

Dr. Markel: Quarantine measures still needed, and will be for some time

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Stateside’s conversation with Dr. Howard Markel

  • Dr. Howard Markel is a medical historian at the University of Michigan.

Domestic violence related police calls on the rise amid COVID-19 stay at home order, says advocate

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Stateside’s conversation with Sarah Prout Rennie

  • Sarah Prout Rennie is the executive director of the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence.

After Michigan school closure, switch to online learning could leave rural families behind

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IPR's Max Johnston reports on the switch to online schooling in rural Michigan

  • Max Johnston is a reporter with Interlochen Public Radio.

Students with disabilities face huge hurdles in shift to online learning

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Stateside’s conversation with Koby Levin

Garden stores aren’t considered “essential” businesses under Gov.’s emergency order

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Stateside’s conversation with Lester Graham

  • Lester Graham is a reporter with Michigan Radio.
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