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Stateside: Vaccine incentives, increasing minority access to nature; allergy season soaring

a nurse holds a vial of one of the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
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Today on Stateside, what it could take to get Michiganders who are hesitant about the COVID-19 vaccine to roll up their sleeves. Also, no, you’re not imagining it — why your seasonal allergies seem to be getting worse. Plus, the effort to make the great outdoors safe and accessible for Black and brown Michiganders.

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

Vaccine gift cards and casino cash: incentives for hesitant Michiganders to roll up their sleeves

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Stateside’s conversation with Robin Erb

Making Michigan’s wild spaces accessible to Black and brown people

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Stateside’s conversation with Rhonda J. Smith and Antonio Rafael

  • Rhonda J. Smith is a writer and editor based in Detroit. You can read her work here.
  • Antonio Rafael is an activist and environmentalist from Detroit. He’s also the director of the Detroit Leadership and Environmental Education Program, an initiative of the National Wildlife Federation Great Lakes Regional Center.

Achoo! Allergy season is getting longer and worse. Dr. Dass explains why and what you can do.

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Stateside’s conversation with Dr. Kathleen Dass

  • Dr. Kathleen Dass is an allergist, immunologist, and medical director with the Michigan Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Center in Oak Park.
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