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Stateside: Detroit hospital under investigation; coming out stories; politics in the classroom

Matinga Ragatz: teachers, politics, and the inevitable classroom discussion

Today on Stateside, our education commentator explains why teachers shouldn’t shy away from talking about politics in the classroom. Plus, we hear about allegations against the Detroit Medical Center that claim the hospital fired several doctors after they raised concerns about dirty surgical instruments and other problems.

Listen to the full show or find individual segments below.

Detroit Medical Center under investigation after new allegations of dirty surgical instruments

Stateside's conversation with Karen Bourffard

  • Detroit News Reporter Karen Bouffard published a storyTuesday reporting that the Detroit Medical Center is being inspected by federal health officials following allegations of dirty surgical tools. Bouffard gives us the history of the DMC’s troubles, many of which were detailed in a 2016 Detroit News investigation.

On 30th anniversary of National Coming Out Day, two UM students share their stories

UM graduate students Jess Millar and Brittney Williams share their coming out stories

  • The first National Coming Out Day was October 11, 1988. Tonight at 6:30pm at the Ford School of Public Policy, members of the LGBTQ community at the University of Michigan will share monologues about their own coming out. Jess Millar and Brittney Williams share their experiences with Stateside.

Howes: Ford’s secrecy frustrates investors and pushes down stock

Stateside's conversation with Daniel Howes

  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 1,000 points in the last few days, sending auto stock downward. But Daniel Howes, business columnist for the Detroit News, says the drop in markets has been hitting the auto industry for much longer than that.

Documentary on Lansing family explores unintended consequences of mandatory minimums

Stateside's conversation with Rudy Valdez

  • Rudy Valdez is the filmmaker behind The Sentence. On October 15th, HBO will broadcast the documentary, which focuses on a Lansing family dealing with the absence of a wife, daughter, sister, and mother. The film won the Audience Award for U.S. documentary at the Sundance Film Festival.

Ragatz: Teachers shouldn’t shy away from talking politics in the classroom

Stateside's conversation with Matinga Ragatz

  • Stateside’s education commentator Matinga Ragatz joins us today to discuss whether politics deserve a seat in the classroom.

Advocate asks why Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency isn’t connecting more vets to benefits

Stateside's conversation with Stephanie Zarb

  • Stephanie Zarb,  a veteran advocate who served in the U.S. Air Force from 2006 to 2011, shares her concerns about the state agency that oversees connecting Michigan veterans to benefits.

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