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Stateside: Cornelius Fredericks’ death; Black mental health; Nessel sues DeVos over CARES funds

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Michigan AG Dana Nessel has joined several other states in filing a lawsuit against U.S Education Secretary Betsey Devos over sending pandemic relief funds to private schools.


Today on Stateside, developments in the cases surrounding the death of 16-year-old Cornelius Fredericks at a youth facility in Kalamazoo. Also, how systemic racism impacts the mental health of Black Americans. Plus, Michigan is challenging how the U.S Department of Education is allocating coronavirus relief money.

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Attorneys release video of 16-year old's death at youth facility, call for more charges

Stateside’s conversation with Dustin Dwyer


  • Dustin Dwyer is reporter for Michigan Radio

“A complicated pain”: Systemic racism’s impact on Black Americans’ mental health

Stateside’s conversation with Napoleon Harrington

  • Napoleon Harrington is a therapist at Ambassador Counseling and Resource Group and former president of the Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association.

It’s time for white people to listen then act: social worker’s advice on combatting systemic racism

An essay by Algeria Wilson

  • Algeria Wilson is the director of public policy for the National Association of Social Workers, Michigan Chapter.

AG Nessel joins lawsuit suing Betsy DeVos over sending pandemic relief funds to private schools

Stateside’s conversation with Koby Levin

  • Koby Levin is a reporter for chalkbeat.org

Rural superintendents pleased with Whitmer’s school plan, but still have unanswered questions

Stateside’s conversation with Max Johnston

  • Max Johnston is a reporter for Interlochen Public Radio

Kids These Days: The stress of coming out and the meaning of virginity

An excerpt from Michigan Radio’s new podcast Kids These Days

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