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Stateside: Friday, July 22, 2022

Emily Martin, an epidemiologist from the University of Michigan, joined the show to talk COVID cases and what to know about the recent surges. Then, we talked with a mother who was caught in a Lake Michigan riptide with her children, how she got back to shore, and how that experience changed her interactions with the potentially dangerous Great Lakes.

Then, we changed the scenery to Renaissance festivals. Specifically, the upcoming "Pride is in the Faire" event taking place in Mid-Michigan this weekend.

And we discussed monkeypox with the medical director of the Detroit Public Health STD Clinic, Dr. Shira Heisler. She discussed how STD/STI clinics are discovering many of the cases. To be clear, monkeypox is not an STD or STI, but can manifest near genitals, so clinics have been receiving calls about it.

Then, we wrapped up the week and listened in on a conversation with GOP candidate for governor Ryan Kelley.

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  • Emily Martin, professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health and epidemiologist 
  • Jess Mapes, riptide survivor
  • Timothy Potter, "Pride is in the Faire" organizer
  • Daniel Howe, "Pride is in the Faire" organizer
  • Shira Heisler, medical director at Detroit Public Health STD Clinic
  • Doug Tribou, host, Morning Edition
  • Ryan Kelley, GOP candidate for governor
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