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Bridge Lunch Break on Thursday focuses on Michigan’s industrial legacy

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  • On Thursday, Sept. 28, Bridge business editor Paula Gardner and environmental reporter Kelly House will discuss their industrial legacy reporting project
  • Senior editor David Zeman will moderate this interactive discussion
  • Register for this free live noon event at

Bridge Michigan invites readers to join us for a free Zoom discussion from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28, on Michigan’s complicated industrial legacy, and how lawmakers and automakers are to reckon with factory pollution and business incentives in the transition to electric vehicles.


Bridge Michigan business editor Paula Gardner and environmental reporter Kelly House will discuss their sweeping reporting project, which analyzes the economic and environmental impacts of the state’s manufacturing past and present. Senior editor David Zeman will moderate the discussion. 

Participants can ask questions of our panelists via the Zoom chat feature throughout the event. Pull up a chair, grab your lunch and join us for this interactive discussion!

Please fill out our Lunch Break registration form to be sent a calendar invitation to the event, including the Zoom link. This registration form also includes an opportunity to submit questions for our reporters.

Bridge’s Lunch Break monthly series focuses on timely topics facing our state. Previous events have discussed efforts to educate students for careers in Michigan, solutions to gun violence in Michigan, November 2022’s general election results, youth mental health in Michigan, Michigan’s new redistricting maps and many other pressing issues.

How to join this live Zoom discussion

To be invited to participate in this hour-long discussion, please complete this form and we’ll send you the link via a Google Calendar invitation to your email inbox. You can also pre-submit your questions to our team on this form.


To learn more about how to join a Zoom meeting, watch this short video. Zoom is free to use, and you can use the video call function on your computer, tablet or phone, or you can call into the meeting using the conference line function.

Member support allows us to offer engagement opportunities like this Lunch Break series. To regularly receive advance notification of what our nonprofit newsroom is planning and receive member-exclusive benefits — such as free Bridge event tickets, copies of our bimonthly Bridge Culture Club selections and more — become a Bridge Club member today.  

We look forward to talking with you this Thursday, Sept. 28.

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