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Stateside: restrictive voting bills; pandemic grocery changes; teacher turnover increasing

An education funding bill passes in the House.
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Today on Stateside, we dive into a Republican effort to tighten up election laws in Michigan. Plus, the Michigan classrooms where teachers come, teachers go, and students miss out. And we check in with a grocer about what it’s been like for him and the store during the pandemic.

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

Election experts say Republican bills will restrict votes, not help them get counted

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Stateside’s conversation with Mark Brewer

  • Mark Brewer is a longtime elections attorney and Democratic strategist

Remember the toliet paper shortage? How one gocery store is doing more than a year into the pandemic

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Stateside’s conversation with Chris Faulkner

  • Chris Faulkner is a manager at Foods for Living in East Lansing

Shortage of EMTs makes ripples in emergency services

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Taylor Wizner reports

  • Taylor Wizner is a reporter for Interlochen Public Radio

Pandemic compounds Michigan's problems with teacher turnover

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Stateside’s conversation with Koby Levin and Owen Bondono

  • Koby Levin is a reporter for Chalkbeat Detroit
  • Owen Bondono teaches English Language Arts at Oak Park Freshman Institute
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