Stateside: Lawmakers move on COVID-19 aid bills; utility shut-offs paused; drive-thru tests open
Today on Stateside, we spoke with U.S. Senator Gary Peters about how Congress is responding to the COVID-19 outbreak. We also checked in on Lansing, where Michigan lawmakers have approved large sums of money to deal with the fallout from a statewide coronavirus shutdown, even as bigger policy questions linger.
Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.
- U.S. Senator Gary Peters is a Democrat representing Michigan.
How COVID-19 turned the tide for Detroit utility shut-offs and foreclosures
- Nancy Kaffer is a columnist with the Detroit Free Press.
- Kat Stafford is a national race and ethnicity writer with the Associated Press.
- Patrick Cooney is the assistant director for the University of Michigan's Detroit Partnership on Economic Mobility.
Some hospitals now offer drive-thru tests for COVID-19, but not everyone can get one
- Sarah Cwiek is Michigan Radio's Detroit reporter.
- Rick Pluta is Michigan Radio’s Capitol bureau chief.
Closing of Canadian and U.S. border separates daughter and father
- Journalist Ashley Woods is the founder and CEO of the news site Detour Detroit.