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Politics & Government

Stateside for Monday, Feb. 24, 2014

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It's been a miserable winter this year for everyone, but how does the polar vortex affect Michigan's dairy farmers? Karen Curry, a dairy farmer from East Tawas, joins us today to discuss the unique hardships she has faced this winter.

This winter doesn't just mean cold weather for Michigan residents. For some, it means an increased susceptibility to sickness. How do you protect against sickness? Vaccines. However, fewer Michigan parents are vaccinating their children.

Gender and medical historian Jacqueline Antonovich has extensively studied our history  and is here to talk a bit about the subject.

Next we go to Sochi, where the 2014 Winter Olympics are wrapping up. How did we fare? NPR's Sonari Glinton joins us from Sochi to recap this year's Olympic games. 

Back in Michigan, we speak to a mime who has trained Olympic athletes in the art of physical acting and emoting – athletes that include gold medal ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White, among others. He tells us some of the tricks to his trade. 

Next, a group at Michigan Tech has created a newspaper called Beyond the Glass Ceiling, which speaks to the campus culture and attitudes towards women over in Houghton, Michigan.

PhD student Katie Snyder joins us today to explain what the paper hopes to say to fellow students, faculty, and administrators.