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Stateside: COVID and parole; UAW/FCA update; grocery employees on a year of pandemic

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Today on Stateside, how the pandemic is delaying parole for people who are incarcerated in Michigan, even as prisons continue to have outbreaks of the virus. Also, two grocery store workers discuss waiting for a vaccine after a year of being on the front lines of the pandemic. Plus, why the United Auto Workers corruption scandal isn’t over yet.

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

COVID keeps parolees in prison as they await systems to return to normal

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Stateside’s conversation with Joey Horan

  • Joey Horan is a reporter with Outlier Media. You can find his story about parole and the pandemic here.

US automakers face production problems due to global chip shortage, UAW/FCA scandal wraps up

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Stateside’s conversation with Daniel Howes

  • Daniel Howes is a senior business editor and columnist at the Detroit News.

What it’s been like working in a grocery store during a year of pandemic

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Stateside’s conversation with Laura Boss and Abby Yeary

  • Laura Boss works at a grocery store chain in Ann Arbor.
  • Abby Yeary works at a grocery store chain in Ann Arbor.

Detroit is expanding vaccine eligibility faster than the state. Why? It’s complicated.

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Stateside’s conversation with Kate Wells

  • Kate Wells is a reporter for Michigan Radio.
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