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Stateside: What to know about COVID-19 vaccines; grief and kids; challenges for Detroit students

Dec 3, 2020

Today on Stateside, COVID-19 cases continue to rise and hospitals throughout Michigan are nearing capacity. A reporter who’s been following the story talks us through when a vaccine might be distributed to Michigan's frontline health workers. Also, the head of the state’s largest school district speaks to the challenges of 2020 and beyond. Plus, support for kids and families navigating grief this holiday season.

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

Michigan’s top health official says vaccines might reach health workers within weeks

  • Kristen Jordan Shamus is a journalist who covers health and gender for the Detroit Free Press. You can read her work here.

Rudy Giuliani and the night the circus came to Lansing

  • Zoe Clark is Program Director for Michigan Radio.

A dark December, and how to help grieving kids and families this season

  • Kristine Kuhnert is director of the Lansing area branch of Ele’s Place, a nonprofit that supports grieving kids and teens in Michigan.
  • If you or someone you know is in crisis, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, a toll-free number staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Detroit’s decisions: Superintendent Nikolai Vitti on virtual school, vaccines, and more

  • Nikolai Vitti is superintendent of the Detroit Public Schools Community District.