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Stateside: Confusion over masks in MI; adolescents get vaccine; The Clover Girls

buckets full of cloth masks
Tami Davis

To mask or not to mask? Now that Governor Gretchen Whitmer has reoriented her benchmarks on COVID-19 restrictions to align with the CDC, questions remain with businesses and individuals about when masking is appropriate. Today on Stateside, an update on mask mandates from Lansing, a conversation with a small business owner on what she will do at her store, and a UM professor emeritus on the line between mandate and personal responsibility. Plus, we hear from a Saugatuck author on his new novel.

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

Confusion continues as Whitmer’s new guidance aligns with CDC


Stateside's conversation with Rick Pluta.

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


Adolescents line up for vaccine in MI

Stateside's conversation with Laura DeBoer.

  • Laura DeBoer is a 9th grader at City High Middle School

Saugatuck writer Wade Rouse on the relationships getting you through

Stateside's conversation with Wade Rouse

  • Wade Rouse is author of The Clover Girls
  • Support for arts and culture coverage comes in part from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.


The line between mandate and responsibility for masking in MI

Stateside's conversations with Rachel Lutz and Peter Jacobson

  • Rachel Lutz is owner of The Peacock Room in Detroit
  • Peter Jacobson is professor emeritus of health managment and policy at University of Michigan

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