Stateside: Matt Schembechler speaks out; Ford Maverick hybrid truck; FIA exhibit on gay identity | Michigan Radio

Stateside: Matt Schembechler speaks out; Ford Maverick hybrid truck; FIA exhibit on gay identity

Jun 10, 2021

Matt Schembechler, the adopted son of storied University of Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler, said today at a press conference that he is a survivor of sexual abuse at the hands of the late UM doctor Robert Anderson. Matt Schembechler’s story is one of hundreds that have emerged in the past few years as long-standing complaints about Anderson finally became public knowledge.
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Today on Stateside, the son of longtime University of Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler went on record to say that he, too, was abused by former UM doctor Robert Anderson. Also, a review of this week’s big auto industry reveal: Ford’s new hybrid mini-truck. Plus, one art fan’s collection, and the personal statement it reflects about gay identity.

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Anderson survivors: Bo Schembechler knew of abuse and did not stop it

  • David Jesse is a reporter for the Detroit Free Press. You can find some of his recent work here
  • Stateside reached out to the University of Michigan for comment on Matt Schembechler’s announcement. The university sent a statement in response, which you can read here.
  • If you or a loved one have experienced sexual abuse, get help by calling the National Sexual Assault Hotline (1-800-656-HOPE) or the Michigan Sexual Assault Hotline (855-VOICES4). This program is free and confidential.
  • Full disclosure: the University of Michigan holds Michigan Radio’s broadcast license.

One art fan’s collection at the FIA makes a personal statement about gay identity

How Ford’s new small electric truck could have a big impact on the market

  • Sonari Glinton is a journalist and the hosts the podcasts Now, What's Next? and Bring Back Bronco.