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Stateside: Sanders and Biden in MI; census moves online; COVID-19 halts Detroit water shut-offs

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Stateside for Monday, March 9, 2020

Today in the United States, Democratic leaders in the presidential primary make their final pitch with Michigan voters. We spoke to Bernie Sanders, Senator from Vermont, and heard about former Vice President Joe Biden’s message to voters in Grand Rapids. Additionally, the city of Detroit is set to provide water to thousands of households amid fears over the spread of COVID-19.

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Bernie Sanders on Medicare for All, young voters and his vote on the automatic bailout

Stateside’s conversation with Bernie Sanders

  • Bernie Sanders is a nominee for Democratic President and an Independent United States Senator from Vermont.
  • Stateside reached out to Joe Biden for an interview. His campaign refused to make it available.

Joe Biden is making stops in Grand Rapids and Detroit ahead of Tuesday’s primary

Stateside’s conversation with Bryce Huffman

  • Michigan radio reporter Bryce Huffman covers West Michigan.

Most of the 2020 census will take place online. Experts say this raises cybersecurity concerns.

Stateside’s conversation with Anjana Susarla

  • Anjana Susarla is Associate Professor of Information Systems at Michigan State University.

Michigan likely needs a broker buy-in to pass a septic code

Kaye LaFond and Sheri McWhirter for Interlochen Public Radio’s Points North

  • Kaye LaFond is a science and nature conservation reporter for Interlochen Public Radio.
  • Sheri McWhirter is a reporter with the Traverse City Record Eagle.

Detroit Imposes a Moratorium on Water Shutdowns Over COVID-19 Public Health Fears

Stateside’s conversation with Nadia Gaber

  • Nadia Gaber has a Ph.D. in medical anthropology and is currently a medical student at the University of California at San Francisco. She worked with We the People of Detroit, a group that campaigns against water closures in the city.
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