Happy Hump Day. Today, Jer speaks with Dr. Paul Thomas of Plum Health Direct Primary Care all about Michigan State University’s announcement that it’s going 100% virtual instruction this fall and encouraging students to stay home and not move into dorms. It got me thinking about the Twitter thread below, about the difficulties universities face in opting to pull the plug on in-person instruction this fall.

Also today, the city of Detroit plans a big memorial day Aug. 31 on Belle Isle to honor the nearly 1,500 residents who died from COVID-19. We offer some sharp words for those who continue to brush off the pandemic as some kind of hoax.

Elsewhere, we discuss Bollinger Motors’ move from Ferndale to Oak Park. They’re the local electric vehicle startup that isn’t named Rivian, with two battery-electric off-road vehicles in the works. They’re also hiring engineers. Email careers@bollingermotors.com.

The Bollinger B1 is a four-door electric SUV


  • New affordable housing is coming to Milwaukee Junction in Detroit.
  • Ferndale is starting its new citywide mobility plan. Find an interactive map, the Ferndale Moves! website or contact them with your suggestions.
  • Amazon is hiring 100 people in Detroit at an average salary of $150,000: amazon.jobs.
  • An old pipe organ from the long-demolished Hollywood Theater in Detroit is getting restored.
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