Some good news mixed with all the heaviness of late.
On Monday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced she was rescinding her Safer At Home order and moving the state to Phase 4 of its reopening plan. That will allow bars and restaurants to reopen at half capacity, with social distancing and other safety precautions in place. It also allows for gatherings of up to 100 people, plus many more things we run down for you.
We’re staying on the fallout of the protests that have rocked Detroit and other U.S. cities in the wake of the death of George Floyd, another unarmed black man who died in police custody.
We talk about a weekend of protests and violence in the city, and we hear from City Councilman James Tate. He’s the former Deputy Police Chief who says what happened in Minneapolis last month was clearly murder. And he shares some thoughts about what’s happened on the streets of Detroit.
Finally, we discuss the closures of the Detroit Institute of Music Education, or DIME, and the Midtown location of New Order Coffee; as well as the re-opening of Street Beet.