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Stateside: Kent County COVID spike; GOP birthplace; contesting ballots this election

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As Michigan deals with a rise in cases, many schools are trying to tackle outbreaks among their teachers and students. The virus doesn't seem to be spreading in the school itself, but it's still causing problems.

Stateside for Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Today on Stateside, we take a look at the troubling rise in COVID-19 cases in Kent County. Also, a conversation about Jackson County’s history as a birthplace for  Abraham Lincoln's Republican Party. Plus, we talk to two election attorneys about the possibility of contested election results after the presidential election.

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

Schools might not be COVID super-spreaders, but kids and teachers are still getting sick

  • Kate Wells is a reporter for Michigan Radio

Kent County sees spike in COVID-19 cases

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Stateside’s conversation with Adam London

  • Adam London is the Kent County Health Director

What made Jackson, Michigan the birthplace of the Republican Party?

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Stateside’s conversation with Linda Hass

  • Linda Hass is the author of Hidden History of Jackson County

Elections attorneys prepare for an unusual presidential election

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Stateside’s conversation with Mark Brewer and John Pirich

  • Mark Brewer is an elections attorney and former state Democractic Party Chair
  • John Pirich is a retired elections attorney
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