Stateside: MI's first COVID-19 cases; primary election takeaways; live sports betting begins
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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How Oakland County officials are reacting to first confirmed COVID-19 case
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Dr. Howard Markel is a University of Michigan medical historian and a PBS contributor.