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Stateside: Rep. Huizenga on reopening; online music festival; Tulip Time moves online

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We checked in with Republican Congressman Bill Huizenga amid growing frustrations about reopening Michigan businesses.

Today on Stateside, tensions surrounding reopening Michigan's economy are deepening. Republican Congressman Bill Huizenga fills us in on his concerns and priorities. And, we take a look at how the cancelation of the annual Tulip Time in Holland, Michigan could impact the local economy. 

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West Michigan Congressman eyes regional reopening as COVID shutdown frustration mounts

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Stateside's conversation with Bill Huizenga

  • Republican Congressman Bill Huizenga represents Michigan’s 2nd Congressional District.

“Sing Me Home” online music festival keeps musicians and audiences connected during quarantine

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Stateside's conversation with Chris Good and Audra Kubat

  • Chris Good is a musician and the founder and co-coordinator of the Sing Me Home Festival.
  • Audra Kubat is a singer-songwriter from Detroit.

Holland’s beloved Tulip Time festival is canceled, but you can still get your tulip fix online

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Stateside's conversation with Gwen Auwerda

  • Gwen Auwerda is the executive director of the Holland Tulip Time Festival.

New book Grief’s Country captures living with “traumatic memory of loss”

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Kelly Fordon reviews Grief's Country by Gail Griffin

  • Kelly Fordon is a writer and book critic for Stateside. She reviewed Grief's Country by Gail Griffin.

High school students adjust to a new reality at home

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An audio postcard from Community High students

  • Michigan Radio's Rachel Ishikawa produced this audio postcard with voicemails from students at Community High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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