City Pulse on the Air | 7.26.20

On this edition of City Pulse On the Air, editor and publisher Berl Schwartz hosts his weekly conversation with MSU political scientist Matt Grossmann about the 2020 presidential campaign.

Reporter Cole Tunningley talks with MSU linguistics professors Betsy Sneller and Suzanne Evans Wagner about their research at the MSU Sociolinguistics Lab. When the COVID-19 outbreak began, Wagner and Sneller designed a study relevant for the days of lockdown and isolation. Their project, Michigan COVID Diaries, has asked participants to talk about their daily lives. Sneller and Wagner are amassing these interviews so they can study how people’s language changed over the course of the pandemic.