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Stateside: Restaurants push back; COVID cases pause UM football; one year of recreational cannabis

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Today on Stateside, we talk about the pushback from restaurants over new restrictions on indoor dining. Plus, it’s been one year since recreational marijuana was legalized in Michigan, and business is booming. We check in with a reporter covering the cannabis industry and a dispensary employee about what the year has been like.  

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

Many restaurant owners say they risk losing their businesses under new COVID restrictions

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Stateside’s conversation with Susan Selasky

  • Susan Selasky is a food industry reporter for the Detroit Free Press.

Patricia, Harbaugh, and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week in football

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Stateside’s conversation with John U. Bacon

  • John U. Bacon is Michigan Radio’s sports commentator.

Is your basement office safe? What to know about potential radon exposure.

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Stateside’s conversation with Aaron Berndt

  • Aaron Berndt is an indoor radon specialist with the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. 

After a booming first year, legal recreational cannabis market shows no signs of slowing down

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Stateside’s conversation with Dustin Walsh

  • Dustin Walsh is a senior reporter covering economic issues at Crain’s Detroit Business.

As other businesses struggle during the pandemic, dispensaries are thriving

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Stateside’s conversation with Marie King

  • Marie King does social media and marketing for Bloom City Club, a marijuana dispensary with locations in Battle Creek, Burton, and Ann Arbor.
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