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Stateside: Rep. Upton on stimulus bill; a manufacturing pivot; one hospital’s pandemic plan

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Some Michigan manufacturers, including automakers Ford and GM, are pivoting their production into making medical equipment like ventilators and masks.

Today on Stateside, a West Michigan hospital puts into action a pandemic plan more than a decade in the making. Also, Michigan’s manufacturers assess the risks of entering the medical supply market amid a shortage of critical health care equipment needed for the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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

Congressman Upton on what Michiganders can expect from $2 trillion stimulus package

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Stateside's conversation with Fred Upton

  • Republican Congressman Fred Upton represents Michigan's 6th Congressional District.

Homeless outreach continues in Traverse City under 'stay at home' order

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Interlochen Public Radio's Max Johnston reports on how people experiencing homelessness are dealing with the coronavirus shutdown.

  • Max Johnston is a reporter with Interlochen Public Radio.

Power train to protective gear: Michigan manufacturers pivot to medical supplies

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Stateside's conversation with John Walsh

  • John Walsh is president and CEO of the Michigan Manufacturers Association.

After years of planning, a West Michigan hospital puts its pandemic response to the test

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Stateside's conversation with Mark VanDyke

  • Mark VanDyke is manager of business assurance for Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids. 
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