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Stateside: The pandemic isn’t over yet; bilingual site fills news gap; police and qualified immunity

Dr. Howard Markel, a medical historian at the University of Michigan, said the COVID-19 pandemic "is going to be with us for some time."

Today on Stateside, Michigan has experienced a drop in COVID-19 cases these past few weeks, but over the weekend, case numbers slightly increased again. We check in with an epidemiologist on how to pace yourself for a pandemic. Also, two law professors explain how legal precedents make it tough to prosecute police misconduct. Plus, the founders of a new bilingual media outlet discuss the need for more local news in Spanish.

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Expect “peaks and valleys” in COVID infections in Michigan for the foreseeable future

Stateside’s conversation with Dr. Howard Markel

  • Dr. Howard Markel is a medical historian and the director of the Center for the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan.

New bilingual news outlet in West Michigan is filling in the local news gap for the Latinx community

Stateside’s conversation with José Jiménez and Elizabeth Rogers Drouillard

  • José Jiménez is a co-founder of Candor Media.
  • Elizabeth Rogers Drouillard is a co-founder of Candor Media.

How two court decisions have shaped the way police use force for decades

Stateside’s conversation with Tracey Brame and Eve Brensike Primus

  • Tracey Brame is a professor and associate dean of Western Michigan University's Cooley Law School campus in Grand Rapids. 
  • Eve Brensike Primus is a professor of law and the director of the Public Defender Training Institute at the University of Michigan Law School.
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