Stateside: Midland dam failure; from hotel to grocer; retooling schools for social distancing
Today on Stateside, thousands have evacuated Midland County after dam failures led to an emergency. We check in with a hydrologist about what causes dam failure. Also, the superintendent of the West Bloomfield Public School District discusses why waiting for state guidance about this fall is not an option. Plus, a Michigan business’s quick pivot from hotel to front-line food provider during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.
Outdated dam infrastructure and lax oversight contributed to historic Midland flooding, says expert
- Anne Jefferson is a hydrologist and an associate professor of geology at Kent State University.
Ann Arbor business makes quick pivot from boutique hotel to grocery service
- Mike Weber is vice president of Weber’s Boutique Hotel and Restaurant.
- Daniel Wanschura is a reporter, Morning Edition host and broadcast director for Interlochen Public Radio.
What will schools look like this fall? West Bloomfield district’s hybrid model could be a clue.
- Gerald Hill is superintendent of the West Bloomfield School District.