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Stateside: Tick boom is here; Ann Arbor Art Fair reopens; teen mental health podcast

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Erik Karits

Today, on Stateside, why a growing population of ticks is invading lower Michigan. Plus, the popular Ann Arbor Art Fair reopens this summer, and artists are lining up to participate. 

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With an abrupt about-face, Ann Arbor Art Fair is officially back on this summer

Stateside’s conversation with Frances Todoro-Hargreaves and Lauren deSerres

  • Frances Todoro-Hargreaves is executive director of the State Street District and the State Street Art Fair in Ann Arbor.
  • Lauren deSerres is a mixed medium artist from Pittsboro, North Carolina and will participate in the Ann Arbor Original Art Fair for the first time this year.

The kids are not alright: PBS podcast on mental health puts teens behind the mic

Stateside’s conversation with Noah Konevitch and Zion Williams

  • Noah Konevitch of Lebanon, Pennsylvania and Zion Williams of Clinton Township, Michigan are highschoolers and co-hosts of the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs project On Our Minds with Noah and Zion.

Homeowners and local leaders on opposing sides for short-term rentals legislation

Interlochen Public Radio’s Taylor Wizner reports

  • Taylor Wizner is the health and tourism reporter for IPR News.

This bites: wide proliferation of dog ticks now in Michigan

Stateside’s conversation with Jean Tsao and Howard Russell

  • Jean Tsao, PhD is an associate professor and tick expert, in MSU’s Department of Fisheries and wildlife. She is a collaborator on The Tick App, which includes such features as Tick 101, and tips on tick ID and removal.
  • Howard Russell is an entomologist at Michigan State University. 
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