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Stateside: Mass vaccination sites; surging COVID cases; Black sailors’ Great Lakes sea shanties

a table set up with people around it at the Ford Field vaccination site in Detroit
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Michigan Radio

Today on Stateside, mass vaccination sites are opening in Michigan’s largest cities as the state races against another spike in COVID-19 cases. Also, we check in with two public health officials about the challenges of reaching herd immunity. Plus, the history of sea shanties sung by Black sailors on the Great Lakes.

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

From Grand Rapids to Detroit, mass vaccination sites speed up pace of shots

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Stateside’s conversation with Sarah Cwiek and Dustin Dwyer

  • Dustin Dwyer is a Michigan Radio reporter based in Grand Rapids.
  • Sarah Cwiek is a Michigan Radio reporter based in Detroit.

The forgotten sea shanties of Black Great Lakes sailors

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Stateside’s conversation with Jillian Reese

  • Jillian Reese is a curator of exhibits at the Michigan History Center.
  • This conversation originally aired February 5, 2021.

Public health officials across the state race to stem COVID spike with more vaccines

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Stateside’s conversation with Annette Mercatante and Adam London

  • Dr. Annette Mercatante is the medical health officer for the St. Clair County Health Department.
  • Dr. Adam London is the administrative health officer for the Kent County Health Department.

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