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Stateside: Sen. Peters on USPS slowdowns; homelessness complicates plans for online school

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During the pandemic you've probably ordered more packages to be delivered to your house. Maybe you've noticed that they don’t make it to you quite as quickly as you'd expect. ";

Today on Stateside, U.S. Senator Gary Peters joins us to talk about his plans to investigate delivery delays in the United States Postal Service. Also, a check in with a University of Michigan researcher on the impact of the pandemic on Michigan's many homeless students.

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Senator Gary Peters investigating delays in mail delivery

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Stateside’s conversation with Gary Peters

  • Gary Peters represents Michigan in the U.S. Senate. 

New book of essays from Donovan Hohn looks at balancing nature and humanity, tool collecting, and more

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Stateside’s conversation with Donovan Hohn

  • Donovan Hohn teaches creative writing at Wayne State University and has written and edited for the New York Times, Harpers, and GQ.
  • This conversation originally aired May 28, 2020. 

How the pandemic exacerbates pressures on students experiencing homelessness 

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Stateside’s conversation with Jennifer Erb-Downward

  • Jennifer Erb-Downward is a senior research associate at the Center for Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan.
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