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Stateside: Proposed mental health system changes; Detroit’s wailing wall; Canada to reopen border

Jul 21, 2021

Proposals from two state lawmakers look to change the way the state funds mental health care services for people on Medicaid.
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Today on Stateside, a partial border opening has Michiganders with Canadian ties packing their bags. Also, reforms to a tangled mental health system. And, we revisit the history of the wall that cut through a northwest Detroit neighborhood, with the explicit intent of keeping Black residents out. 

Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below. 

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One Michigan family’s story of COVID, Canadian borders, and coming back together

  •  Amy Miller is a former host at WDET.

The embodiment of racist housing policy, Detroit’s Birwood Wall becomes a vault for memories

  • Erin Einhorn is a national reporter for NBC Digital based in Detroit. 
  • Olivia Lewis is a reporter for Bridge Detroit. 
  • Find Erin and Olivia's piece on the Birwood Wall here. 

GOP lawmakers and advocates at odds over reforms to public mental health system

  • Robin Erb is a reporter on health issues for Bridge Michigan. 
  • Mark Reinstein is a mental health consultant and former president and CEO of the Mental Health Association in Michigan.