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Stateside: Oakland Co. mask mandate; novel explores Black Bottom’s legacy; fall color forecast

red and yellow leaves
Patrick Hendry
Getting out to see the change of seasons has been a much-needed diversion this year. That may be especially true this fall, as many of us are thinking ahead to the cooped-up months of winter.

Today on Stateside, the state Supreme Court says Governor Gretchen Whitmer can’t extend her emergency declaration indefinitely amid the spread of COVID. That leaves local leaders in charge of putting plans in action. Also, we’ll check in with a teacher about returning to in-person instruction with her middle school students.

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

County officials take control of COVID-19 plans after Supreme Court hobbles Whitmer’s power

Stateside's conversation with Dave Coulter

  • Dave Coulter is an Oakland County Executive.

In new novel, Detroit’s Black Bottom neighborhood is brought to life by the people who called it home

Stateside’s conversation with Alice Randall

  • Alice Randall is a writer in residence at Vanderbilt University.

Metro-Detroit teacher talks about returning to the classroom this week for in-person, hybrid instruction

Stateside’s conversation with Lauren Roberts

  • Lauren Roberts teaches middle school science, STEM classes, and seventh grade literature in Metro Detroit.

Cool mornings and calm winds bring “magical” fall colors to Michigan

Stateside’s conversation with Mark Torregrossa

  • Mark Torregrossa is MLive’s chief meteorologist.
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