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Stateside: Mosquito boom; MI Olympic BMX rider; libraries reopen

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Today on Stateside, why mosquitoes are swarming Michigan this summer. Also, we talk with an Olympic BMX freestyle rider about the road to Tokyo. Plus, why the tidal wave of visitors in Michigan’s public parklands is keeping rescue teams busy. And, one of Michigan’s busiest library systems welcomes visitors back to its branches.

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

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Slap! Spray! Scratch! Mosquitoes, mosquitoes everywhere.

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Stateside's conversation with Bill Stanuszek

  • Bill Stanuszek is the director at Saginaw County Mosquito Abatement Commission.

BMX Rider Hannah Roberts gets ready for her first Olympic Games

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Stateside's conversation with Hannah Roberts

  • Hannah Roberts is a BMX freestyle rider. 

Why the tidal wave of visitors in Michigan’s public parklands is keeping rescue teams busy

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Stateside's conversation with Ron Olson

  • Ron Olson is the chief of the Parks and Recreation division of Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Ann Arbor Public Library system welcomes visitors back to its branches

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Stateside's conversation with Josie Parker

  • Josie Parker is director of the Ann Arbor District Library