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Stateside: Reps. Slotkin and Upton on bipartisan stimulus; May Erlewine; 50 years of news radio

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Today on Stateside, although the COVID vaccine has many excited for a brighter 2021, many people are still in desperate need of relief. We talked with two Congressional representatives about the COVID relief bill that so many are waiting on. Plus, a conversation with a radio news veteran about going the distance for broadcast.

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

Fred Upton and Elissa Slotkin on delayed COVID stimulus package, growing support for moderate ideas in Congress

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Stateside’s conversation with Fred Upton and Elissa Slotkin

  • Representative Fred Upton is a Republican representing Michigan’s 6th congressional district.
  • Representative Elissa Slotkin is a Democrat representing Michigan’s 8th congressional district.

Traverse City’s May Erlewine drops a surprise holiday record with hopeful renditions of classic songs

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Stateside’s conversation with May Erlewine

  • May Erlewine is a singer songwriter from Traverse City.
  • Support for arts and culture coverage comes in part from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

News radio veteran Dick Haefner retires after 50 years in business

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Stateside’s conversation with Dick Haefner

  • Dick Haefner is a 50 year veteran of broadcast radio news.
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