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Stateside: Teachers, parents plan for uncertainty; Monroe rethinks Custer monument; DNC, RNC recap

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The return to school looks very different this year amid the pandemic. We talked to a couple teachers and a parent about how they are planning for the uncertainty ahead.

Today on Stateside, after two weeks of political conventions, we’ll get an analysis about how both parties presented their nominee and what takeaways there were for Michigan voters. Plus, Monroe is making some changes to its monument honoring Civil War General George Armstrong Custer. We’ll hear from one of the people who pushed for the city to acknowledge Custer’s role in the displacement and genocide of American Indians.

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

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Keep calm and teach on: Parents and educators treading uncertain ground this fall

Stateside’s conversation with Matinga Ragatz, Robyne Muray, and Jametta Lilly

  • Jametta Lilly is the CEO of the Detroit Parent Network and an appointee to the Governor Whitmer's Coronavirus Racial Disparities Task Force.
  • Robyne Muray is a 20-year veteran teacher, now with Lansing Public Schools. She was named Region 6 Teacher of the Year for the 2018-2019 school year. 
  • Matinga Ragatz is Stateside’s education commentator. She’s also an educational consultant, a former Michigan Teacher of the Year, and a member of the National Teachers Hall of Fame.
  • Find a video of the full conversation here.

How a member of the tribe that battled Custer pushed Monroe to rethink its monument to the general

Stateside’s conversation with Graham Denton

  • Graham Denton is a member of the Southern Bands of Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes and a chiropractor with offices in Monroe.

Post-convention takeaways: Messaging for Michigan voters at the DNC and RNC

Stateside’s conversation with Adrian Hemond and John Sellek

  • John Sellek is a political consultant, founder of Harbor Strategic Public Affairs, and a Republican.
  • Adrian Hemond is a political consultant, a partner at Grassroots Midwest, and a Democrat.

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