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Stateside: Gov. Whitmer on COVID-19; schools scramble to go online; rental market rocked by shutdown

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Detroit Public Schools Community District Superintendent Nikolai Vitti thinks the state should end the school year now and allow districts to focus resources on shifting to online learning.

Today on Stateside, we examine the domino effect the COVID-19 lockdown is having on the residential rental market—from renters, to landlords, to lenders. Plus, the superintendent of Detroit Public Schools Community District says the state should end the school year now, and focus on getting districts the support they need to shift to online learning. 

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Whitmer: COVID-19 will push healthcare system to brink, staying home "patriotic"

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Doug Tribou talks to Governor Gretchen Whitmer

  • Governor Gretchen Whitmer spoke with Michigan Radio Morning Edition host Doug Tribou about the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Why the state won’t treat online learning during the coronavirus shutdown as regular instruction

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Stateside's conversation with Rick Pluta

  • Rick Pluta is Michigan Radio's Capitol bureau chief. 

Detroit schools superintendent: State must end school year, help equip students for online learning

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Stateside's conversation with Nikolai Vitti

  • Nikolai Vitti is the superintendent of the Detroit Public Schools Community District.

Cascading effects of COVID-19 in Michigan’s residential rental market

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Stateside's conversation with Kristal Michal-Brasseur

  • Kristal Michal-Brasseur is a waitress at the Monarch Club and a student at Wayne State University.

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Stateside's conversation with Tim Vanneste

  • Tim Vanneste is a landlord who owns 38 rental units along the edge of Detroit.

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Stateside's conversation with Owen Lee

  • Owen Lee is co-owner and CEO of Success Mortgage Partners, Inc. in Plymouth, MI.

Cheers! A salute to the restaurant and bar workers we miss

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Tammy and Lester mix up a cocktail

  • Tammy Coxen of Tammy's Tastings and Michigan Radio's Lester Graham mixed up a cocktail called the Toronto as a salute to the bar and restaurant workers facing uncertain times. 
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