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Stateside: Rep. Meijer on Afghanistan; tattoos for fat bodies; St. Clair restaurateur on COVID surge

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Today on Stateside, Congressman Peter Meijer, an Army veteran, reacts to news that President Joe Biden plans to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September 11. Meijer talks about the prospect of ending the so-called “forever war.” Also, a restaurant owner in Port Huron discusses how soaring case rates in Michigan’s Thumb region have affected his business. Plus, an Ann Arbor-based tattoo artist on making the tattoo world more inclusive.[Get Stateside on your phone: subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts today.]

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Congressman Peter Meijer on the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan

Stateside's conversation with Rep. Peter Meijer

  • U.S. Representative Peter Meijer is a Republican serving Michigan’s 3rd congressional district.

Ann Arbor artist Carrie Metz-Caporusso's "roll flower" tattoos celebrate the beauty of fat bodies

Stateside's conversation with Carrie Metz-Caporusso

  • Carrie Metz-Caporusso is a tattoo artist based in Ann Arbor.

Port Huron restaurateur makes a hard, yet familiar decision amid increases in COVID cases

Stateside’s conversation with Sadaat Hossain

  • Sadaat Hossain is the owner of Raven Café in downtown Port Huron.

Two top Michigan administrators travel in violation of state guidance

Stateside’s conversation with Chad Livengood

  • Chad Livengood is a senior editor for Crain’s Detroit Business.
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