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Stateside: Reopening schools debate; systemic racism in the arts; UM athlete sexual abuse claims

Jul 27, 2020

Today on Stateside, Governor Gretchen Whitmer has been vocal about her decision to only reopen schools if public health officials agree it is safe.

What are the discussions happening between the Governor and the Republican led legislature regarding schools and education funding? Plus a conversation with former Detroit Institute of Arts and Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit employees about systemic racism in art institutions. Also, we spoke with the reporter who wrote about University of Michigan football star Jon Vaughn’s story of survival in “an ecosystem of abuse.”

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Gov. Whitmer and GOP leaders in Lansing debate the data when it comes to reopening schools this fall

  • Craig Mauger is a reporter with Detroit News.

Former DIA and MOCAD employees on “the work of making equitable spaces” at arts institutions

  • Tizziana Baldenbro is a curator and writer former Ford Curatorial Fellow at MOCAD
  • Maceo Keeling is a multidisciplinary artist, designer, and a former Ford Curatorial Fellow at MOCAD
  • Andrea Montiel de Shuman is a former digital experience designer formerly at the DIA

Former U of M football star tells The Undefeated about coming to terms with sexual abuse in the program that made him a "Michigan Man"

  • Justin Tinsley is a reporter for the website The Undefeated

    Read Tinsley's profile of Jon Vaughn here.