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Stateside: Ford reveals electric F-150; Biden’s visit met with protests; trumpeter swans' comeback

May 18, 2021

A press image for the 2020 Ford F-150. President Joe Biden was in Dearborn on Tuesday to tour the plant that will be producing the F-150 Lightning, an all-electric version of Ford's iconic truck.
Credit Ford Media Center

Today on Stateside, President Joe Biden visited Michigan on Tuesday to tour the Ford that will produce the new all-electric F-150 Lightning. Large crowds of protesters in Dearborn wanted to draw attention to something else though: Biden’s handling of the violence between Hamas and Israel in the Gaza Strip. Plus, we’ll talk about how Michigan’s native trumpeter swan went from nearly extinct to a conservation success story.

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How Ford’s new all-electric truck ties into Biden’s infrastructure, climate plans

  • Michelle Krebs is senior director of automotive relations for Cox Automotive and executive analyst for Autotrader.
  • Mike Martinez is a reporter for Automotive News. You can find some of his recent reporting here.

Why some Asian Americans are living with fear during the pandemic

  • Melissa May Borja is a lead researcher on the Virulent Hate Project and an assistant professor in the Department of American Culture at the University of Michigan.
  • This segment originally aired on February 24, 2021. 

The comeback story of Michigan’s native trumpeter swans

Large crowds gather in Dearborn to protest Biden’s handling of Gaza violence

  • Caroline Llanes is a reporter with Michigan Radio.