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Stateside: Midland dam failure; from hotel to grocer; retooling schools for social distancing

As schools await state guidance on how to approach a new school year during a public health crisis, the West Bloomfield Public School District forges ahead with a plan for the fall.

Today on Stateside, thousands have evacuated Midland County after dam failures led to an emergency. We check in with a hydrologist about what causes dam failure. Also, the superintendent of the West Bloomfield Public School District discusses why waiting for state guidance about this fall is not an option. Plus, a Michigan business’s quick pivot from hotel to front-line food provider during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

Stateside’s conversation with Anne Jefferson

Outdated dam infrastructure and lax oversight contributed to historic Midland flooding, says expert

  • Anne Jefferson is a hydrologist and an associate professor of geology at Kent State University.
Stateside’s conversation with Mike Weber

Ann Arbor business makes quick pivot from boutique hotel to grocery service

  • Mike Weber is vice president of Weber’s Boutique Hotel and Restaurant.
Daniel Wanschura’s feature for Interlochen Public Radio

Copious amounts of debris in Lake Michigan putting boaters, swimmers in danger

  • Daniel Wanschura is a reporter, Morning Edition host and broadcast director for Interlochen Public Radio.
Stateside’s conversation with Gerald Hill

What will schools look like this fall? West Bloomfield district’s hybrid model could be a clue.

  • Gerald Hill is superintendent of the West Bloomfield School District.

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