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Stateside: End of mask mandate; a return to Isle Royale; update on UM’s Dr. Anderson


Today on Stateside, Governor Gretchen Whitmer has lifted the mask mandate for people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Two political strategists discuss the move and break down the latest news from Lansing. Also, an update on the sexual assault allegations against the late Robert Anderson, who was a physician at the University of Michigan for decades. And, two park rangers on what’s in store for Isle Royale this year as ferry service to the remote island resumes.

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Biden's plan to replace lead pipes would be a massive, expensive project

Steve Carmody on what a national lead pipe replacement campaign would cost

  • Steve Carmody is a reporter for Michigan Radio.

Report on sexual assault allegations against UM’s Dr. Anderson tells more about who knew what, and when

Stateside’s conversation with Anna Clark

  • Anna Clark is a journalist who works for ProPublica.

Isle Royale National Park opens back up to visitors with some restrictions

Stateside’s conversation with Liz Valencia and Denice Swanke

  • Liz Valencia is the manager of interpretation and cultural resources at Isle Royale National Park.
  • Denice Swanke is the superintendent of Isle Royale National Park.

What a week! Mask mandates, Chief Craig, and more from Lansing politics

Stateside’s conversation with Adrian Hemond and John Sellek

  • Adrian Hemond is a Democratic strategist and the CEO of Grassroots Midwest, a bipartisan advocacy firm based in Lansing.
  • John Sellek is a Republican strategist and the CEO of Harbor Strategic, a public affairs firm in Lansing and Southeast Michigan.
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