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Stateside: Teachers unions weigh in on fall; pandemic moviegoing; prison to proprietor

people sitting inside a movie theater
Krists Luhaers
Movie viewing is inevitably changing because of the pandemic. Drive-ins and streaming are fun, but they can’t replace that real movie theater experience, says movie critic Andrea Riley.";

Today on Stateside, how a Detroit restaurateur went from prisoner to proprietor with help from a prison food program. Plus, a film critic discusses the future of movie viewing.

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Teachers union says it supports educators who don’t want to return to classroom amid COVID

Stateside’s conversation with Lori Higgins

  • Lori Higgins is bureau chief for Chalkbeat Detroit.

Film critic on how COVID is changing the business of making and watching movies

Stateside’s conversation with Andrea Riley


  • Andrea Riley is a film critic for the website The Movie Sleuth.
  • Support for arts and culture coverage comes in part from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

Prison program helps inmates build professional culinary skills

This feature produced by Mercedes Mejia appeared in radio documentary "Life on the Inside"

How a Detroit restaurateur went from prisoner to proprietor

Stateside's conversation with chefs Jimmy Hill and Daqwan Fistrunk

  • Chef Jimmy Lee Hill is the head of the food tech program at Lakeland Correctional Facility.
  • Daqwan Fistrunk is the owner of Green Mile Grill in Detroit.
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