Flashpoint 6/23/19: A look at Michigan's economy, what's being done to protect LGBTQ+ community

Watch Flashpoint every Sunday at 10 a.m. on Local 4

DETROITHere is what you missed on Sunday's episode of Flashpoint

We took a closer look at Michigan's report card as we mark Pride Month. There is no doubt that American attitudes about the LGBTQ+ have changed in very quick order.

Many want to see broader and more far-reaching improvement, but some argue much has already changed, pointing out few issues have flipped a full 180 degrees as quickly as gay marriage, which went from a non-starter to the law of the land in a relative blink of an eye. 

Conversely, in Michigan, there is no law on the books to keep you from firing someone because you don't care for their sexual or gender identity.

Looking at the presidential race, is America ready for a gay president complete with a first husband, or is that enough to disqualify Pete Buttigieg from serious consideration?

We put together a fascinating roundtable of voices from those who walk that walk every day. 

Also, learn about an interesting take on the Michigan economy from a man who spends his life crunching numbers. He thinks we need to understand some troubling trends and signs. 

Segment One: 

Richard Czuba, founder, Glengariff Group, Inc; Nancy Schlichting, MSU Board of Trustees; Jeynce Poindexter, Victims Advocate, Equality Michigan and Buzz Thomas of Thomas Group Consulting.  

Segment Two: 

Lou Glazer, President, Michigan Future, Inc. 

Segment Three: 

Flashpoint host Devin Scillian wraps up this week's episode. 

About the Authors:

Devin Scillian is equally at home on your television, on your bookshelf, and on your stereo. Devin anchors the evening newscasts for Local 4. Additionally, he moderates Flashpoint, Local 4's Sunday morning news program. He is also a best-selling author of children's books, and an award-winning musician and songwriter.