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Stateside: COVID-19 restrictions eased; Detroit native wins Pulitzer; environmental impact of floods

A red bridge flooded in Midland
Jodi Westrick
Michigan Radio
Residents of Midland County relocated to shelters as parts of the region were covered by several feet of water.

Today on Stateside, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announces loosened restrictions on some Michigan businesses and small gatherings just in time for the holiday weekend. Plus, we'll hear about the environmental threats posed by massive flooding in Midland County this week. 

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Gov. Whitmer implores caution as COVID-19 restrictions ease and small gatherings are allowed

Stateside’s conversation with Rick Pluta

  • Rick Pluta is Michigan Radio's Capitol bureau chief.

Detroit gains ground on supply of testing kits

Stateside’s conversation with Sarah Cwiek

  • Sarah Cwiek is a reporter for Michigan Radio.

Detroit native Michael R. Jackson wins Pulitzer for meta-musical about a queer black playwright

Stateside’s conversation with Michael R. Jackson

  • Michael R. Jackson is a playwright and Detroit native. 

'Every floor was a COVID-positive floor': Two Austin nurses travel to a hard-hit Detroit hospital

A report from NPR member station KUT in Austin, TX

  • Austin-based nurses Leo and Rocio Nunez traveled to Detroit and spent two weeks working at a local hospital with a surge of COVID-19 patients.

Floodwaters force thousands of people to evacuate in Michigan

Tracy Samilton reports on historic floods in Midland this week

  • Tracy Samilton is a reporter for Michigan Radio.

What regulators don’t know about chemicals washing through Midland

Stateside’s conversation with Lester Graham

  • Reporter Lester Graham covers the environment for Michigan Radio.

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