Stateside: Frustration over Ann Arbor schools plan; Black spaces in Detroit; winter birding
Today on Stateside, confusion and frustration among Ann Arbor parents over the decision on whether to reopen schools. Plus, a look into the history and future of public spaces centered around Detroit's Black residents. And, if you’re starting to feel a little cooped up, may we recommend some winter bird watching?
Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.
AAPS slow walks decision on in-person learning, upsetting many parents
- Ron French is a reporter with Bridge Michigan. You can find his reporting on the controversy over Ann Arbor Public Schools' reopening plan here.
The history - and future - of Black public spaces in Detroit
- Lauren Hood is an urban planner and leading thinker in AfroUrbanist Design.
- PG Watkins is the founder and director of the Black Bottom Archives, which preserves the memories of Detroit’s Black Bottom neighborhood.
Harsh weather causes "fowl iruption" for Michigan's winter birders
- Lindsay Cain is the education coordinator for Michigan Audubon.
Former Michigan House leader resigns from new gig over pushback on his stance on LGBTQ rights
- Emily Lawler is the lead reporter on the MLive politics team.