Flashpoint: COVID-19 on the rise in Michigan; novelist speaks out about Ukraine, the push to phase out menthol cigarettes

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This morning we discussed what COVID-19 looks like during allergy and spring-cold season. And the horrors still continue in Ukraine. 14 million Ukrainians have now been chased from their homes by Vladimir Putin and his army. Ukrainian novelist Andrey Kurkov sat with us to discuss the conflict in Europe and his latest book. Also, the push to get rid of menthol cigarettes. How a FDA proposal is hoping to phase them out.

DETROIT – A number of other Michigan counties are experiencing higher COVID spread, according to the CDC.

This morning we discussed what COVID-19 looks like during allergy and spring-cold season.

And the horrors still continue in Ukraine. 14 million Ukrainians have now been chased from their homes by Vladimir Putin and his army. Ukrainian novelist Andrey Kurkov sat with us to discuss the conflict in Europe and his latest book.

Also, the push to get rid of menthol cigarettes. How a FDA proposal is hoping to phase them out.

Watch the entire May 15, 2022 episode of Flashpoint in the video player above.


Segment 1: How society is currently handling the pandemic, what to expect moving forward

Segment 2: Ukrainian novelist speaks out about the war against his home country

Segment 3: The urge to push out menthol cigarettes as it’s doing more harm than good



About the Author:

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.