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Stateside: Spiraling COVID rates; Tunde Olaniran new music; Rep. Tlaib advice to Congress

Four Upper Peninsula counties have seen a 375% increase in COVID-19 cases in the last six weeks, says Kerry Ott, Public Information Officer for the LMAS District Health Department in the U.P.

Today on Stateside, COVID-19 cases continue to rise throughout the state. We check in with an Upper Peninsula health department about the outbreak’s impact in the area. Also, U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-13th) on Election Day results and the needs of her district. Plus, new music from a Flint singer-songwriter and musician.

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

Amid spiraling COVID rates, no new actions for public safety

Stateside’s conversation with Kerry Ott

  • Kerry Ott is the Public Information Officer for the LMAS District Health Department in the Upper Peninsula.

Governor Whitmer takes legal action to force shutdown of Enbridge’s Line 5

Stateside’s conversation with Lester Graham

  • Lester Graham is a reporter for Michigan Radio.

Flint musician Tunde Olaniran on the creative process in a moment of social upheaval and change

Stateside’s conversation with Tunde Olaniran

  • Tunde Olaniran is a singer-songwriter based in Flint. Their new single, “WDWHI,” was released November 13.
  • Support for arts and culture coverage comes in part from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

Rep. Tlaib’s advice to Congress members: focus on your own district and you’ll gain constituents’ respect

Stateside’s conversation with Rep. Rashida Tlaib

  • Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib is a Democrat representing the 13th District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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