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Stateside: College COVID outbreaks; outdoor classrooms; activists call for DPD chief’s resignation

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In an attempt to make in-person learning safer, one Detroit private school has moved all its classrooms to the great outdoors.

Today on Stateside, new data finds that colleges and universities are now Michigan's biggest COVID-19 hot spots. We talk to an epidemiologist about the challenges of containing campus outbreaks. Meanwhile, to make in-person learning safer, one Detroit school is moving all of its classrooms outside. Plus, one of the Detroit activists leading protests against police brutality talks about how the game changed this summer.

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

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College students make up vast majority of school outbreaks, with 1,400 cases reported statewide

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Stateside’s conversation with Emily Martin

  • Emily Martin is an associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

To make in-person learning safer, one Detroit school turns to outdoor classrooms

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Stateside’s conversation with Linda Williams

  •   Linda Williams is a seventh grade teacher at Detroit Waldorf School, a private K-8 school.

Commission punts on banning guns from state Capitol, frustrating some lawmakers

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Stateside’s conversation with Sarah Anthony

  • State Representative Sarah Anthony is a Democrat representing the 68th House district.

Detroit protesters have been at it for more than 100 days. They want big changes before they go.

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Stateside’s conversation with Tristan Taylor

  •  Tristan Taylor is an organizer with Detroit Will Breathe, the activist group that has organized months of protests against police brutality.
  • NOTE: Stateside has extended several invitations to the Detroit Police Department to come on the show and talk about the protests and Detroit Will Breathe’s claims. We will have Chief James Craig or another representative on from the department when and if they accept the request.

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