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Stateside: AAPS on COVID safety; Ruth Ellis Center expands; Detroit water shutoffs

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Detroit is extending its moratorium on water shutoffs through 2022. What will that mean for residents of the city?

Today on Stateside, COVID has turned life upside down for many people. For homeless LGBTQ youth, their lives were already in a state of crisis. We speak with two people at the Ruth Ellis Center about what life looks like for these youths right now. Plus, Detroit extended its water shutoff moratorium until 2023. What that will mean for residents and the city.

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

AAPS superintendent on balancing public safety and the needs of students

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Stateside’s conversation with Jeanice Swift

  • Jeanice Swift is the superintendent of the Ann Arbor public school district

LGBTQ youth finding “chosen family” via Detroit’s Ruth Ellis Center

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Stateside’s conversation with Jerry Peterson and Lilianna Reyes

  • Jerry Peterson is the executive director of the Ruth Ellis Center
  • Lilianna Reyes is the senior director of the youth drop-in center at the Ruth Ellis Center

Detroit extends moratorium on water shutoffs through 2022

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Stateside’s conversation with Sarah Cwiek, Abdul El-Sayed, and Monica Lewis

  • Sarah Cwiek is a reporter covering Detroit for Michigan Radio
  • Dr. Abdul El-Sayed is the city’s former public health director
  • Monica Lewis Patrick is a community activist and founder and president of We The People of Detroit

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