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Stateside: Legal challenges to vaccine mandates; Peter Markus’s poetry; Afghan refugees in Lansing

an african american woman holds up her sleeve in order to receive the COVID-19 vaccine
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Today, two Michigan lawsuits challenge vaccine requirements at public universities. Writer Peter Markus talks about an abrupt pivot into poetry during his father’s terminal illness. Plus, a Michigander Marine who served in Afghanistan on reaching out to Afghan allies looking to relocate.

What’s behind anti-vaccine lawsuits at Michigan universities
Stateside’s conversation with Dorit Reiss

  •   Dorit Reiss is a law professor at the University of California-Hastings College of Law
Writer Peter Markus gets “down to the bone” of grief in first poetry collection
Stateside’s conversation with Peter Markus

  •   Peter Markus is a novelist and poetry writer
State Rep and Afghan War veteran says Americans and Afghan refugees want same thing: peace, security
Stateside's conversation with State Representative Joe Tate

  • Joe Tate is a State Representative from Wayne County and served two tours in Afghanistan

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