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Stateside: UM response to COVID; Michigan as climate refuge; John Geddert criminal charges

The Big House at the University of Michigan
Emma Winowiecki
Michigan Radio

Today on Stateside, two-thirds of Washtenaw County's COVID-19 cases are affiliated with the University of Michigan. A campus health official discusses efforts to curb the spread of the virus. Also, a look at Michigan’s possible future as a haven for those escaping the worst effects of climate change.

Plus, a reporter discusses the charges that Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel's office filed against former U.S. Olympic gymnastics coach John Geddert. (EDITOR'S NOTE: Today's show was recorded and aired before Michigan Radio's newsroom confirmed that Geddert died by suicide Thursday, February 25. Stateside will continue coverage of this story in the coming days.)

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University of Michigan’s ongoing response to COVID-19 within the campus community

  • Dr. Robert Ernst is the director of the University of Michigan University Health Service, the Associate Vice President for Health and Wellness in Student Life, and chair of the COVID-19 Campus Health Response Committee.

Water could make Michigan a climate refuge. Are we prepared?

Stateside’s conversation with Keith Schneider

  • Keith Schneider is chief correspondent and senior editor of Circle of Blue.

Ex-Olympic coach, Nassar associate John Geddert dead after human trafficking, sexual assault charges

Stateside’s conversation with Dan Murphy

  • Dan Murphy is a staff writer for ESPN. He's also the co-author of Start By Believing: Larry Nassar's Crimes, the Institutions that Enabled Him, and the Brave Women Who Stopped a Monster.
  • This conversation was recorded and aired before Michigan Radio's newsroom confirmed that John Geddert died by suicide Thursday, February 25. For continuing coverage on this developing story, click here.
  • If you or a loved one have experienced sexual abuse, get help by calling the National Sexual Assault Hotline (1-800-656-HOPE) or the Michigan Sexual Assault Hotline (855-VOICES4). If you are having thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in the U.S. at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK). These programs are free and confidential.

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