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Stateside: Primary doctors and COVID vaccines; kid podcaster; pandemic's toll on youth mental health

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Today on Stateside, what is the role of primary care doctors in Michigan’s vaccination plan? Plus, one family talks to us about starting a podcast during the pandemic. And, some advice for adults trying to help kids through the mental health challenges of the moment.

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

The potential role of general practitioners in vaccine administration

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Stateside’s conversation with Bobby Mukkamala

  • Dr. Bobby Mukkamala is president of the Michigan State Medical Society and a phsycian.

The family that podcasts together, stays together

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Stateside’s conversation with Keith Jason, Javon Jason, and Joziah Jason

  • Joziah Jason is a 5th grader from Ypsilanti and host of the podcast “READ books with Joziah” 
  • Keith Jason is Joziah's father
  • JaVon Jason is Joziah's mother

How to help kids cope with pandemic stress and the return to school

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Stateside’s conversation with Erin Hunter

  • Erin Hunter is the interim director of the University Center for the Child and Family at the University of Michigan.
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