7/1/20 Discussion with Mark Gaffney, a member of the Wayne State University (WSU) Board of Governors and former MI AFL-CIO Prez. Are labor unions helping Black Lives Matter? Are police unions necessary? What’s the latest at WSU? Partners with www.DeadlineDetroit.com.
6/25/20 How will the governor’s school task force announcement affect education this fall? How are suburban schools dealing with COVID-19? One school changed their Indian mascot to a bird mascot—how did that work out for them? Interview with Deanna Barash, Assistant Superintendent of West Bloomfield Public Schools. Partners with www.DeadlineDetroit.com.
How will cuts to schools affect kids, teachers, and support staff? How are schools planning for the Fall? What are parents concerned about? Interview with Jeff Beal, Superintendent of Jackson County Public Schools. Partners with www.DeadlineDetroit.com.
6/12/20 How are schools preparing for a fall opening and how do schools talk about Black Lives Matter? A discussion with Ingham County Intermediate School District Superintendent Jason Mellema. Partners with www.DeadlineDetroit.com.
Dennis Denno interviews LaMar Lemmons, who is a former MI state Representative, former Chair of the Detroit Public School Board, and current Chief of Staff for State Senator Betty Jean Alexander. They have an open and honest conversation about race, education, and politics in America. Partners with www.DeadlineDetroit.com.
What is the future of public education in Michigan? Should parents be comfortable to sending their kids to school in the fall? Will school sports be eliminated? Chris Wigent, the Executive Director of the Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators (MASA), answers these questions and more. Partners with www.DeadlineDetroit.com.
5/22/20 Will MI universities open this fall, and what should parents look for from colleges in a COVID-19 world? What is the status of college football? Interview with Jim Cotter, former ED of Admissions and Recruitment at MSU and currently a Director at MSU Athletics. Partners with www.DeadlineDetroit.com.
Bill Ballenger gives his wrap-up of events in Michigan government, and Dennis Denno interviews experts in education and special needs children during the lockdown. Partner with www.DeadlineDetroit.com.
5/8/20 Bill Ballenger gives an update on another week crammed with political news. Dennis Denno interviews Flint educator Ralph Arellano Jr. Partners with www.DeadlineDetroit.com.
Bill Ballenger expounds on the governor’s powers and what the next steps will be. Third grade teacher Andy Frankel talks about teaching during COVID19. Partners with www.DeadlineDetroit.com.