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Stateside: Flint water crisis settlement; talking to kids about COVID; comedian on "men to avoid"

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Annie Spratt
Whether heading back to school in person or online, kids face an uncertain school year ahead. We asked a developmental psychologist about how to help kids deal with the anxiety of returning to school during a pandemic.

Today on Stateside, we hear from one of the attorneys who helped negotiate a groundbreaking $600 million settlement between the state of Michigan and Flint residents impacted by the water crisis. Then, as school starts up in both virtual and in-person formats, advice for how to talk to kids about the uncertain year ahead. And we meet a comedienne and author who dismantles mansplaining and affiliated acts of conversation fail.

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

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Michigan reaches $600M settlement in Flint water crisis

Stateside's conversation with Michael Pitt

  • Michael Pitt is one of the attorneys representing the community of Flint in negotiations with the state of Michigan.

How to help kids deal with the uncertain school year ahead

Stateside’s conversation with Alison Miller

  • Alison Miller is a developmental psychologist and associate professor with the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. She studies risk and resiliency in children and families.

Michigan comedian tells us which “Men to Avoid” by creating new memes with old art

Stateside’s conversation with Nicole Tersigni

  • Nicole Tersigni is a metro Detroit-based comedian and author of the book Men to Avoid in Art and Life.

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