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Stateside: Mass vaccination sites; surging COVID cases; Black sailors’ Great Lakes sea shanties

a table set up with people around it at the Ford Field vaccination site in Detroit
Vince Duffy
Michigan Radio

Today on Stateside, mass vaccination sites are opening in Michigan’s largest cities as the state races against another spike in COVID-19 cases. Also, we check in with two public health officials about the challenges of reaching herd immunity. Plus, the history of sea shanties sung by Black sailors on the Great Lakes.

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Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.

From Grand Rapids to Detroit, mass vaccination sites speed up pace of shots

Stateside’s conversation with Sarah Cwiek and Dustin Dwyer

  • Dustin Dwyer is a Michigan Radio reporter based in Grand Rapids.
  • Sarah Cwiek is a Michigan Radio reporter based in Detroit.

The forgotten sea shanties of Black Great Lakes sailors

Stateside’s conversation with Jillian Reese

  • Jillian Reese is a curator of exhibits at the Michigan History Center.
  • This conversation originally aired February 5, 2021.

Public health officials across the state race to stem COVID spike with more vaccines

Stateside’s conversation with Annette Mercatante and Adam London

  • Dr. Annette Mercatante is the medical health officer for the St. Clair County Health Department.
  • Dr. Adam London is the administrative health officer for the Kent County Health Department.

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