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Stateside: Pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccines; poet Tommye Blount; Rep. Dan Kildee on PTSD

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Today on Stateside, Michigan is hitting the pause button on the administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after evidence of a serious, but incredibly rare, side effect emerged. We dive into what that means for Michiganders. Plus, a conversation with Congressman Dan Kildee about seeking treatment for PTSD symptoms he experienced following the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. And a conversation with poet Tommye Blount, whose new collection grapples with the nuances of being Black and queer in Detroit. 

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Why Michigan is hitting pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccines

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Stateside’s conversation with Kristen Jordan Shamus

Poet Tommye Blount's new book mines the nuance of queer Black life in Detroit and beyond

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Stateside’s conversation with Tommye Blount

  • Tommye Blount is a poet and author of Fantasia for the Man in Blue, which was a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award in poetry. 

Rep. Kildee opens up about seeking help for PTSD after Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection

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Stateside’s conversation with Dan Kildee

  • U.S. Representative Dan Kildee is a Democrat from Flint Township (MI-5).

Johnson and Johnson vaccines are paused in Michigan. So, what’s next?

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Stateside’s conversation with Emily Toth Martin

  • Emily Toth Martin is an associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan School Public Health.
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