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Stateside: Whitmer COVID protocol criticism; student pandemic recovery; Detroit air quality

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Today on Stateside, Governor Whitmer is in hot water for violating her own COVID-19 safety guidelines. Plus, how Detroit's air pollution is impacting its citizen. And, how the state is planning to help students returning to school after a year at home.

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

Whitmer’s night out leads to criticism over COVID guidelines

Stateside’s conversation with Lauren Gibbons and Sergio Martínez-Beltrán

  • Lauren Gibbons is reporter at MLive.
  • Sergio Martínez-Beltrán is capitol reporter at Bridge Michigan.

Detroiters had nowhere to hide from air pollution during the pandemic

Stateside’s conversation with Brian Allnutt

  • Brian Allnutt is writer at Planet Detroit. You can find his story here

Residents say high water isn’t damaging their properties; it’s the boats

Stateside’s conversation with Lexi Krupp

  • Lexi Krupp is a reporter at Interlochen Public Radio.

Chair of state council says academics, mental health resources needed for Michigan’s COVID recovery

Stateside’s conversation with Kevin Polston

  •  Kevin Polston is chair at the Student Recovery Advisory Council. He's also incoming superintendent of Kentwood Public Schools.

How Michigan’s federal recovery funds could help students catch up

Stateside’s conversation with Koby Levin

  • Koby Levin is reporter at Chalkbeat Detroit. 
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