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Stateside: Vaccines in Detroit-Windsor tunnel; Tecumseh’s legacy; worker bargaining power

Jun 3, 2021

The mayor of Windsor is looking to get surplus vaccines from Detroit to the city's Canadian neighbors. The plan? Set up a vaccine clinic inside the Detroit-Windsor tunnel. 
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Today, on Stateside, the mayor of Windsor, Ontario has a creative solution for getting excess Detroit vaccine doses to Canadians: a vaccine clinic in the Detroit-Windsor tunnel. Plus, a historian from the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians talks about the enduring legacy of Tecumseh, the Shawnee leader who united Native tribes against settler expansion. And, we dig into the job market during the pandemic recovery. 

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Newest COVID vaccine clinic for desperate Canadians? The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel. 

  • Drew Dilkens is Mayor of Windsor, Ontario. 

A Native perspective on the life and legacy of Tecumseh and his prophet brother Tenskwatawa

  • Eric Hemenway is an Anishinaabe/Odawa from Cross Village, Michigan and the director of the Department of Repatriation, Archives and Records for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians. He is also a member of the Michigan Historical Commission.

Back behind the counter? One wage worker considers the options

  • Victoria Rinaldi is a recent graduate from the University of Michigan. She lives in Ann Arbor, and has worked several service industry jobs. 

What will it take to lure Michigan workers back to hourly jobs?

  • Patrick Cooney is assistant director of economic mobility for Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan.