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Stateside: Whitmer COVID protocol criticism; student pandemic recovery; Detroit air quality

May 24, 2021

Gov. Whitmer caught flack for going out to a bar with friends. What that means for reopening and her political future.
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Today on Stateside, Governor Whitmer is in hot water for violating her own COVID-19 safety guidelines. Plus, how Detroit's air pollution is impacting its citizen. And, how the state is planning to help students returning to school after a year at home.

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

Whitmer’s night out leads to criticism over COVID guidelines

  • Lauren Gibbons is reporter at MLive.
  • Sergio Martínez-Beltrán is capitol reporter at Bridge Michigan.

Detroiters had nowhere to hide from air pollution during the pandemic

  • Brian Allnutt is writer at Planet Detroit. You can find his story here

Residents say high water isn’t damaging their properties; it’s the boats

  • Lexi Krupp is a reporter at Interlochen Public Radio.

Chair of state council says academics, mental health resources needed for Michigan’s COVID recovery

  •  Kevin Polston is chair at the Student Recovery Advisory Council. He's also incoming superintendent of Kentwood Public Schools.

How Michigan’s federal recovery funds could help students catch up

  • Koby Levin is reporter at Chalkbeat Detroit.