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Flashpoint 8/15/21: Education leaders weigh in on students returning to school this fall amid the ongoing pandemic

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Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021 episode of Flashpoint

DETROIT – There is a lot of controversy surrounding students going back-to-school amid the ongoing pandemic.

Everyone has an opinion about the best way to handle it. We talked to some of the decision makers.

Then we looked into how Washington will shape what is on the road over the next decade. There was a conversation on automotive news.

We might have seen the future of the auto show in Detroit this week and it’s an outdoor event.

Our analysts took on those things and more.

Segment One

Dr. Nikolai Vitti, Superintendent, Detroit Public Schools Community District; Dr. Alena Zachery-Ross, Superintendent, Ypsilanti Community Schools and Dr. Ken Kalinowski, Principal of De La Salle High School

Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021 episode of Flashpoint

Segment Two

Sam Abuelsamid, auto analyst, Guidehouse insights and Stephanie Brinley, senior auto analyst of IHS Markit

Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021 episode of Flashpoint

Segment Three

Flashpoint host Jason Colthorp wraps up this week’s episode

Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021 episode of Flashpoint

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.