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Stateside: City police budgets increase; transgender health care gaps; Detroit’s vaccination rate

woman wearing "defund police" mask
Lester Graham
Michigan Radio

Today on Stateside, we look into how Michigan cities have responded to calls from activists to defund the police. Then, Governor Whitmer has officially lifed most of the pandemic restrictions, despite a large number of vaccine-hesitant Michiganders, including in the city of Detroit. Plus, we talk to a Michigan State University sociologist about their research on the frustrating interactions transgender people experience at the doctor’s office.

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

A year after “defund” protests, most large Michigan cities spending more on police, not less

Stateside's conversation with Dustin Dwyer and Nisa Khan

  • Dustin Dwyer is Michigan Radio's West Michigan reporter. 
  • Nisa Khan is Michigan Radio's data reporter.

Medical establishment doesn’t always meet transgender patients’ needs, says MSU sociologist

Stateside's conversation with stef shuster

  • stef shuster is an assistant professor of sociology at Michigan State University and author of the new book Trans Medicine: The Emergence and Practice of Treating Gender.

Whitmer announces official end to most pandemic restrictions

Stateside's conversation with Rick Pluta

  •  Rick Pluta is Capitol bureau chief for Michigan Radio.

Vaccination among Detroit police officers mirror low rate of city overall

Stateside's conversation with Bryce Huffman

  • Bryce Huffman is a reporter with Bridge Detroit. You can find his article on vaccination rates among Detroit police officers here.

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