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Stateside Podcast: Back to school, masks or not

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Erin Allen
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Michigan Radio
Arlyssa Heard and her son Judah Shelton drive to Marygrove High School on his first day back to in-person learning.

It’s back to school season, and in this era of COVID-19 with the debate over mask mandates, what this looks like depends a lot on where you live. Today, we hear stories of two Michigan families: One family has an unvaccinated seven year old in a school district that is not requiring masks, and the other has a teenager who is vaccinated in a district with a mask mandate.

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Erin Allen is a producer for Stateside.

Rachel Ishikawa is Michigan Radio’s podcast producer.

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Stateside’s theme music is by 14KT.

Additional music by Blue Dot Sessions.

Erin Allen comes to Michigan Radio as a new producer for the station’s Stateside show. She is an experienced communicator driven by her curiosity about stories of people.