• M.L. Elrick (Twitter @elrick/Facebook ML ELRICK/Instagram ml_elrick), Shawn Windsor (Twitter @ShawnWindsor) and Marc Fellhauer (Twitter @MarcFell) are virtually reunited to share deep thoughts on these uncertain times.
  • THE STRAIGHT DOPE:  ML drops a bombshell: After months of coughing — but no other symptoms — ML ran a fever and finally got tested for COVID-19. He shares his experience at the city’s state fairgrounds testing site.
  • Marc and Shawn vigorously defend watching TV while ML, who foolishly walked away from a good TV job for an uncertain future, makes a poorly-received chocolate cake analogy.
  • The boys share observations from their isolation, as well as speculate on the impact the coronavirus crisis will have on the city’s revival.
  • ML updates the boys on how the pandemic has affected crime statistics in Detroit, while Marc quizzes him about Mayor Mike Duggan’s performance during Detroit’s darkest hours.
  • Shawn says he sees the best in people coming out in these troubled times
  • Marc asks Shawn and ML whether the media is overly negative in its coverage of the pandemic. Shawn answers with two words: Refrigerated trucks.
  • As if the media didn’t have enough challenges already, ML describes how journalists are doing their job without going to the office — and now facing furloughs that will put large numbers of journalists on ice for a week at a time.
  • ML shares an inspiring story from a forklift company, exposing Marc’s previously unspoken forklift fantasy.
  • THE GREAT DEBATE: Many people see sports as an escape and a sign of business as usual. But with no sign that the pandemic is going to be over anytime soon, the triumvirate weigh in on whether it’s time to get back on the field, or cancel everything until further notice.
  • GEEK OF THE WEEK: A pastor who courted disaster by holding services despite a prohibition on large gatherings is this week’s Geek.
  • ROOM 7609:  Ska favorites The Specials have a tune that seems tailor made for these days — which is especially impressive, given that this week’s selection was recorded nearly 40 years ago!
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