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Stateside: Ingham County health leader; abuse and accountability; AfroUrbanism in Detroit

Dec 2, 2020

The Michigan Capitol dome. Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail is urging caution as people gather in Lansing for hearings over alleged irregularities in Wayne County's election process.
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Today on Stateside, as Rudy Guiliaini draws crowds to Lansing for a hearing on alleged election irregularities, Ingham County’s health officer is urging people there to take precautions to avoid a super spreader event. Plus, a conversation about reckoning with past abuse in the University of Michigan football program. And, as Detroit develops, we talk to an urban planner who says centering its Black residents holds the key for a more vibrant and equitable city.

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Politics and public health: controlling COVID-19 in Michigan’s Capital region

  • Linda Vail is the Ingham County Health Officer. 

Former UM football player talks holding institutions accountable for sexual predators

  • Jon Vaughn is a former University of Michigan football player.
  • Ryan Berman is a Republican state representative who is sponsoring a series of bills to support sexual assault survivors.

How centering Black Detroiters in development plans creates a more vibrant, equitable city

  • Lauren Hood is a strategist and consultant based in Detroit who focuses on equitable development.