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Stateside: UM music professor indicted on abuse charges; masks in schools; paranormal adventures

Masks in schools are necessary to protect educators, staff, and students, says Paula Herbart, president of the Michigan Education Association.

Today on Stateside, Homeland Security officers arrested a former University of Michigan professor yesterday in Ann Arbor, on charges of bringing a minor across state lines for sex. A reporter talks us through what we know so far—and how we know it. Also, the president of the state’s largest teacher’s union on the need for masks in schools. Plus, a man whose job takes him to Michigan’s most haunted places.

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

How a student reporter took down a prominent UM music professor accused of sexual abuse

Stateside’s conversation with Kate Wells

  • Kate Wells is a reporter for Michigan Radio.

Michigan’s largest teacher’s union pleads with legislature to protect educators, lawsuits possible

Stateside’s conversation with Paula Herbart

  • Paula Herbart is president of the Michigan Education Association.

Who’s a good boy? Not the Michigan Dogman.

Stateside’s conversation with Rachel Clark

  • Rachel Clark is an education specialist with the Michigan History Center.
  • This segment originally aired October 30, 2019.

Becoming passionately paranormal: ghost hunter shares evolution from witness to researcher

Stateside’s conversation with Todd Bonner

  • Todd Bonner is co-founder of Detroit Paranormal Expeditions.

How to trick-or-treat, global pandemic style

Stateside’s conversation with Matt Thompson

  • Matt Thompson is a carpenter in Garden City.
  • This segment originally aired September 25, 2020.

Cheers! Do you know about cherry bounce?

Stateside’s conversation with Tammy Coxen and Lester Graham

  • Tammy Coxen is a mixologist and owner of Tammy’s Tastings.
  • Lester Graham is a reporter for Michigan Radio.

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