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Stateside: Rep. Dingell; school year ends; coronavirus in MI prisons and jails

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday that schools will remain closed through the end of the school year. What does that mean for students' academic progress?

Today on Stateside, we talk to Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Dingell about the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases in Southeast Michigan, and how the outbreak is shifting the tone of partisan politics in Washington. We'll also hear about what impact ending the school year early could have on the state's most vulnerable students. 

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

Rep. Dingell: "You can restart an economy, but you can't bring back a life."

Stateside’s conversation with Debbie Dingell

  • Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Dingell represents Michigan’s 12th Congressional District.

Early school closure for COVID-19 could have a lasting impact

Stateside's conversation with Brian Gutman

  • Brian Gutman is the director of external relations at The Education Trust-Midwest.

State officials want fewer people in jails as COVID-19 spreads

Stateside’s conversation with Garlin Gilchrist

  • Garlin Gilchrist is Michigan's lieutenant governor. 

How do you deal with grief in solitude? One Detroiter shares the lessons she's learned.

Stateside’s conversation with Candice Fortman

  • Candice Fortman is chief of engagement and operations forOutlier Media in Detroit.
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