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Stateside: Biden and Trump visit MI; shifting auto culture; GR Symphony goes virtual

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Grand Rapids Symphony
The Grand Rapids Symphony "Hallelujah Chorus" virtual performance in April. The ensemble is producing a series of six virtual concerts beginning in September to engage fans while staying safe.

Today on Stateside, a violinist from the Grand Rapids Symphony talks about rehearsing without an ensemble, and other oddities of 2020. Plus, we talk about the shift in Michigan’s car culture.

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

As presidential campaigns push through Michigan, voters miss personal interaction with candidates

Stateside’s conversation with Kat Stafford

  • Kat Stafford reports on national stories concerning race and ethnicity for the Associated Press.

US auto makers bet big on partnerships, SUVs to get through electric and autonomous future

Stateside’s conversation with Daniel Howes and Erin Marqui

  • Daniel Howes is business columnist for the Detroit News.
  • Erin Marquis is managing editor at Jalopnik.

GR Symphony violinist on fine tuning her playing during COVID, gets ready for virtual fall season

Stateside’s conversation with Diane McElfish Helle


  • Diane McElfish Helle is a violinist in the Grand Rapids symphony.
  • Support for arts and culture coverage comes in part from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.
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