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Stateside: Police reforms in Michigan Senate; Cass Tech lacrosse; hot housing market

Jun 1, 2021

A bipartisan package of police reform bills is under consideration in the Michigan Senate. State Senator Adam Hollier joined Stateside to discuss the proposed measures and his sponsorship of the bills. “It’s really part of the continued effort to change systemic racism and to address some of these kinds of things that we know have never worked for Black people and people of color in this country,” he said.
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Today on Stateside, a state lawmaker discusses police reform measures under consideration in the Michigan Senate. Also, a look at what’s driving the housing market — and making it difficult for buyers to navigate right now. Plus, two high school students discuss wrapping up the pandemic school year.

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Michigan Senate examining bipartisan police reforms

  • State Senator Adam Hollier is a Democrat who represents parts of Detroit and the Grosse Pointes in the Michigan legislature.

“This past year was very much a blur”: High school students reflect on a pandemic school year

  • Jane is a junior at a public high school in Kalamazoo.
  • Nawaff is a senior at a public high school in Dearborn.
  • To protect Jane and Nawaff’s privacy as minors, Stateside is including only their first names.

“Doing it for Detroit:” Cass Tech’s women’s lacrosse team wraps first season amid pandemic

  • Summer Aldred is the head coach for Cass Technical High School’s varsity women’s lacrosse team.
  • Deja Crenshaw is a senior at Cass Tech and a co-captain for the varsity women’s lacrosse team.
  • Zahria Liggans is a senior at Cass Tech and co-captain and goalie for the team.

Housing market is sizzling for sellers but homes are even farther out of reach for many Michiganders

  • Marc Norman researches affordable housing and community development, and he's an associate professor at University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. He's also a member of the Federal Reserve Board’s Community Advisory Council.