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Stateside: COVID-19 and the UP; Holland’s Tulip Time returns; recreational cannabis Up North

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Today on Stateside, Michigan state Representative Sara Cambensy (D-Marquette) discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the Upper Peninsula. Also, a look at the difficulties recreational marijuana shop owners have had opening up in Traverse City. Plus, after a long year, a West Michigan tulip festival blooms again.

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

State Rep. Cambensy on the impact of COVID-19 on the UP

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Stateside’s conversation with Rep. Sara Cambensy

  • Representative Sara Cambensy is a Democrat serving the 109th District in the Michigan House of Representatives.

As COVID spread, tourism boomed in the wide open spaces of northern Michigan

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Stateside’s conversation with Bugsy Sailor

  • Bugsy Sailor is the owner of the Upper Peninsula Supply Co. in Marquette.

Long-running Tulip Time festival returns to Holland after 2020 cancellation

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Stateside’s conversation with Gwen Auwerda

  • Gwen Auwerda is the executive director of the Tulip Time festival in Holland.

Patchwork nature of local cannabis ordinances frustrating to shops looking to expand into recreational market

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Max Johnston's feature for Interlochen Public Radio and Stateside's conversation with Matt Abel

  • Max Johnston is an assignment editor and reporter for Interlochen Public Radio. He's also a fill-in host for Stateside.
  • Matt Abel is an attorney and the founder and senior partner of Cannabis Counsel, a law firm that specializes in marijuana-related cases. He's also the executive director of Michigan NORML, a marijuana advocacy group.

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