Flashpoint 9/5/21: Test scores decline sharply during pandemic, labor market continues to confound business leaders, commemorating 20-year anniversary of 9/11 attacks

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

Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021 episode of Flashpoint

DETROIT – With another tenuous and uncertain school year starting this week for many the latest grades show a year of remote learning had Michigan students falling behind. Is there an answer?

And on this Labor Day weekend, the labor market continues to confound many business leaders. Will disappearing unemployment benefits adjust the picture?

Next Saturday will mark 20-years since the attacks on the World Trade Center and all that 9/11 has come to mean to us as Americans.

On Sunday morning, Local 4 News reporter, Tim Pamplin reflected on his experience covering the 9/11 attacks.

He shared his thoughts as one of the people Local 4 News dispatched to New York two-decades ago.

Segment One

Liz Blondy, owner, Canine to Five Detroit Dog Daycare; Sandy K. Baruah is president and chief executive officer of the Detroit Regional Chamber; Carolyn Cassin, President and CEO of the Michigan Women Forward and John McElroy of Autoline.

Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021 newscast
Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021 newscast

Segment Two

Incoming president and CEO of the Skillman Foundation, Angelique Power.

Sunday, Sept. 5 2021 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Sept. 5 2021 episode of Flashpoint

Segment Three

Flashpoint host Devin Scillian speaks with Local 4 News reporter Tim Pamplin on his experience covering the 9/11 attacks.

Sunday, Sept. 5 2021 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Sept. 5 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.