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Stateside: MI's first COVID-19 cases; primary election takeaways; live sports betting begins

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Jodi Westrick
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Michigan Radio
Michigan's presidential primaries, according to one clerk, went pretty smoothly. Will that be true in November?

Today on Stateside, Michigan has its first state confirmed cases of COVID-19 illness. What sort of social disruptions will we face as more cases appear in our state? Plus, results from yesterday’s presidential primary—and what they tell us about the November election. 

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

How Oakland County officials are reacting to first confirmed COVID-19 case

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Stateside’s conversation with David Coulter and Dr. Russell Faust

  • David Coulter is the Oakland County Executive.
  • Dr. Russell Faust is the Oakland County Medical Director.

What Michigan’s primary results can tell us about the November election

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Stateside’s conversation with Jonathan Kinloch and Zach Gorchow

  • Zach Gorchow is the executive editor and publisher of the Gongwer News Service. 
  • Jonathan Kinloch is third vice chair of Michigan Democratic Party, and a member of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers. 

A day inside the Rochester Hills absentee-voter counting board

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Stateside’s conversation with Will Callan and Matt Bernhard

  • Will Callan is a producer with the Michigan Radio podcast The 8th. 
  • Matt Bernhard is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan who studies cybersecurity in elections.

Two Detroit casinos are the first to offer newly legal sports betting 

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Stateside’s conversation with David Tsai

  • David Tsai is the president and COO of MGM Grand Detroit.

As Michigan faces COVID-19, social distancing will be a key tool for mitigating the pandemic

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Stateside’s conversation with Dr. Howard Markel

  • Dr. Howard Markel is a University of Michigan medical historian and a PBS contributor.

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