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Stateside: Ford Field COVID vaccine site; healing through hip-hop; Irish settlers in Michigan

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Today on Stateside, we talk about the plan to convert Ford Field into a regional mass vaccination site. Also, a rapper and activist discusses how music can help young Black men and boys tell their stories and work through trauma. Plus, on this unusual St. Patrick’s Day, we'll hear about the history of Michigan's Irish immigrants—from Corktown to Marquette.

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

Ford Field prepares to be regional mass vaccination site

Stateside’s conversation with Sarah Rahal

  • Sarah Rahal is a reporter with the Detroit News.

Ann Arbor-area rapper uses hip-hop to help Black men and boys tell their stories

Stateside’s conversation with Jamall Bufford

  • Jamall Bufford is a project specialist for Washtenaw County's My Brother’s Keeper program.
  • Support for arts and culture coverage comes in part from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

From Corktown to Marquette, the history of Michigan’s Irish immigrants 

Stateside’s conversation with Pat Commins and Elizabeth Rice

Corktown bar welcomes St. Patrick’s Day revelers with new precautions

Stateside’s conversation with PJ Ryder

  • PJ Ryder is the owner of PJ's Lager House, located in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood.
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