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Stateside: Rural schools’ challenges reopening; Shakespeare on Zoom; federal troops in Detroit

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COVID creates unique challenges for rural districts. With small student populations and a large area to cover, how do rural schools plan to keep its students and community safe?

Today on Stateside, we discuss the many legal questions surrounding the president’s authority to send federal agents into a city like Portland, or Detroit. Plus, we talk to the superintendent of schools in Whitefish Township about the unique challenges rural districts face in reopening.

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

60 students, 270 square miles: how one UP school hopes to re-open

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Stateside’s conversation with Tom McKee

  • Tom McKee is the superintendent of Whitefish Township School District.

Crossing cucumber swords and Zooming the Bard: mid-Michigan arts center innovates Shakespeare amid crisis

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Stateside’s conversation with Dexter Brigham

  • Dexter Brigham is the director of Theatre Programs at Midland Center for the Arts.

Legal expert says Trump’s promise to send feds to Detroit may cross Constitutional line

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Stateside’s conversation with Steve Vladeck

  • Steve Vladeck is a professor at the University of Texas School of Law and a co-host of “The National Security Law Podcast.”
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