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Stateside: Michigan’s Native boarding schools; kids and past pandemics; Whitmer kidnapping plot case

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University of Michigan medical historian Dr. Howard Markel explains how kids, families, and schools dealt with past pandemics.

Today on Stateside, Dr. Howard Markel, a medical historian at the University of Michigan explains how kids, families, and schools dealt with past pandemics. Plus, we talk to Jessica Garrison and Ken Bensinger of BuzzFeed News about an investigation shining a light on the use of FBI informants in the plot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer. And, the legacy of Michigan’s Native boarding schools—and how tribes are reclaiming what was lost.

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How kids, families, and schools dealt with past pandemics

  • Dr. Howard Markel is a medical historian at the University of Michigan, and directs UM's Center for the History of Medicine.
  • This segment originally aired on August 17, 2021.

BuzzFeed investigation shines critical light on use of FBI informants in Whitmer kidnapping case

  • Jessica Garrison is a senior investigative editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in San Francisco.
  • Ken Bensinger is an investigative reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.
  • Read Garrison and Bensinger's in-depth look at the way the FBI used informants in building its case against the men charged in the plot to kidnap Governor Whitmer here. 
  • This segment originally aired July 27, 2021.

The legacy of Michigan’s Native boarding schools—and how tribes are reclaiming what was lost

  • Deb Haaland is the U.S. secretary of the interior and a member of the Pueblo of Laguna.
  • Eric Hemenway is the director of repatriation, archives and records for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians.
  • Netawn Kiogima is a language specialist with the Little Traverse Bay Bands Gijigowi Anishinaabemowin Language Department.
  • This segment originally aired July 8, 2021.
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