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Stateside: Kids and Pfizer; state hits first vaccine milestone; Michigan’s recycling pitfalls

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Today on Stateside, what Michigan parents should know about the news that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine will soon be available to kids as young as 12 years old. And speaking of vaccinations, the state hit its first benchmark in Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s “MI Vacc to Normal” plan with 55% of Michiganders now having received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Plus, why recycling in Michigan isn’t as green as it could be.

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

With vax rates at 55%, Michigan allows employers to reopen

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Stateside’s conversation with Dave Boucher

  • Dave Boucher is a reporter with the Detroit Free Press. You can find his latest reporting on the COVID-19 vaccination rates here. 

What Michigan parents should know about the Pfizer vaccine 

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Stateside’s conversation with Kate Wells

  • Kate Wells is a reporter with Michigan Radio.

The woodcock’s sky dance is one of northern Michigan’s spring thrills

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Dan Wanschura reports on the woodcock’s nighttime routine

  • Dan Wanschura is Morning Edition host and broadcast director at Interlochen Public Radio.

Ann Arbor shop aims to cut down on plastic with a “bring your own container” model

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Stateside’s conversation with Emma Hess

  • Emma Hess is the owner of BYOC Co. in Ann Arbor.

Into the bin…then what? Improving Michigan’s recycling picture

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Stateside’s conversation with Eric Freedman

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