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Stateside: Vaccine fertility myths; a lecturer’s letters to her students; family-run dispensary

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Today, on Stateside, misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine and fertility has made some people hesitant to get a shot. We’ll talk to a doctor about how the rumor started and what she’s telling patients. Plus, in a year of social distance, one college lecturer connected to her students through letters.  

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Straight talk from Henry Ford doctor about COVID vaccines and fertility

Stateside’s conversation with Dr. D’Angela Pitts

  • Dr. D’Angela Pitts is a maternal fetal medicine specialist with Henry Ford Health System.
  • Read Henry Ford Health System's debunking of the COVID vaccine fertility myth here.

UM lecturer uses letters to connect with her students beyond a Zoom screen 

Stateside’s conversation with Margot Finn

  • Margot Finn is a lecturer in the University of Michigan’s Applied Liberal Arts program. 
  • Read Margot Finn’s end-of-semester letter to her students here.

Cheers! Asparagus in your cocktail. Really?

Lester and Tammy make a cocktail featuring...asparagus?

  • Tammy Coxen is a mixologist and co-author of Cheers to Michigan: A Celebration of Cocktail Culture and Craft Distillers from the University of Michigan Press. 
  • Lester Graham is a reporter for Michigan Radio's Environment Report and co-author of Cheers to Michigan: A Celebration of Cocktail Culture and Craft Distillers.

How cannabis went from straining a family to bringing them together

Stateside’s conversation with Casey and Patti Kornoelje

  • Casey Kornoelje is the owner of Pharmhouse Wellness, a medical and recreational marijuana dispensary in Grand Rapids. 
  • Patti Kornoelje is Casey’s mother. She works as a delivery driver for Pharmhouse Wellness.
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