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Stateside: Rep. Kildee on stimulus talks; fine dining struggles; teens and vaping

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The clock is ticking on federal unemployment benefits. The new Senate GOP proposal slashes benefits, which has been met with pushback.

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Today on Stateside, Senate Republicans have developed a proposal for COVID stimulus that would, most notably, reduce unemployment benefits from the federal government from $600 a week to $200 a week. We talk about the pushback and potential consequences. Plus, the pandemic has wreaked havoc on the restaurant industry. Will fine dining survive?

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U.S. House Dems push back against Senate GOP plan for new round of COVID relief

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Stateside’s conversation with Dan Kildee

  • Congressman Dan Kildee represents Michigan’s 5th Disctrict

The final nail in the coffin? Michigan’s fine dining scene in pressure cooker during COVID

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Stateside's conversation with Mark Kurlyandchik and Eve Aronoff Fernandez

  • Mark Kurlyandchik is a restaurant critic for the Detroit Free Press
  • Eve Aronoff Fernandez is the owner and chef of Frita Batidos in Ann Arbor.

Kids These Days: Vaping comes with consequences. So why do teens do it?

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A segment from Michigan Radio’s Kids These Days

  • Kids These Days is a podcast from Michigan Radio
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