Friction in Lansing Over COVID Policy One Detroit contributors, Stephen Henderson of American Black Journal and Nolan Finley of the Detroit News, talk about the contention in Michigan over COVID policy amidst the rising number of cases in the state.
Restaurant Restrictions in Light of Rising COVID Cases Restrictions were announced recently to stop the spread of COVID-19, including ending all indoor dining. In response, the Michigan Lodging and Restaurant Association filed a lawsuit trying to stop the shutdown of in-person dining at restaurants. One Detroit’s Christy McDonald talks with Free Press Restaurant Critic, Mark Kurlyandchik, on how restaurants are coping now.
Gathering Over the Holidays: Understanding the Risks One Detroit’s Will Glover talks with Associate Psychology Professor at U of M, Joshua Ackerman, about why people may take the risk of having large holiday gatherings as COVID-19 cases rise, how coping with ecological fears can be seen in our behavior, and how we aren’t good at telling who’s sick just by the sound of a cough.
An Easement Revoked: Could It Mean a Shutdown of Line 5? Governor Whitmer recently ordered that the Line 5 Pipeline shut down, moving to revoke the 1953 easement that allowed for the operation of the dual pipelines under the Straits of Mackinac. It’s the latest development in an ongoing battle between the state and Enbridge, who operates the line. GLN Program Director, Sandra Svoboda, talks with environmental law expert, Nick Schroeck, about what this could mean for the future of Line 5.