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Stateside: Whitmer’s economic recovery plan; the pandemic fade; poet Petra Kuppers


Today on Stateside, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced her plan to spend more than a billion dollars in federal money. A reporter talks us through some of the details of the governor's proposal. Also, as more people continue to receive their COVID-19 vaccines, a medical historian discusses how we’ll know when the pandemic is over. Plus, a poet tells us about her latest collection, which explores the strangeness and beauty of bodies.[Get Stateside on your phone: subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts today.]

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

As restrictions lift, Whitmer sets sights on economic recovery

Stateside's conversation with Rick Pluta

  • Rick Pluta is the Capitol Bureau Chief of the Michigan Public Radio Network.

Detroit charter revision proposal remains on the ballot for now

Stateside’s conversation with Sarah Cwiek

  • Sarah Cwiek is a Michigan Radio reporter.

The pandemic will end not with a bang, but a whimper

Stateside’s conversation with Howard Markel

  • Dr. Howard Markel is a medical historian and director of the Center for the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan.

Elementary students get rare opportunity to learn fencing in Benzie County

Kendra Carr’s feature for Interlochen Public Radio

  • Kendra Carr is the All Things Considered host for Interlochen Public Radio.

Poet Petra Kuppers explores the beauty and strangeness of bodies in new collection 

Stateside’s conversation with Petra Kuppers

  • Petra Kuppers is a poet, a disability culture activist, a performance artist, and a University of Michigan professor. Her latest collection is Gut Botany, published with Wayne State University Press.
  • Support for arts and culture coverage comes in part from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.
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