Stateside: Primary turnout, enthusiasm; pandemic extends Miss Michigan’s reign; vaccine history
Today on Stateside, we check in with two reporters and a county clerk about what the primary turnout —both in-person and absentee — tells us about the upcoming general election. Plus, a medical historian walks us through the history of vaccine development and what complicates the race for a COVID-19 vaccine.
What Michigan’s 2020 primary elections might tell us about the general election in the fall
- Jonathan Oosting is a Michigan politics reporter for Bridge Michigan.
- Riley Beggin covers Lansing for Bridge Michigan.
After record primary turnout, county clerk says vote tallying come November could be a heavy lift
- Justin Roebuck is the Ottawa County Clerk.
Pandemic extends Miss Michigan’s reign until 2021
- Mallory Rivard is a first-grade teacher from Bay City and currently holds the Miss Michigan title.
- Kids These Days is a new podcast from Michigan Radio. It offers an insider’s perspective on what it’s like to be a teenager today.
What history tells us about the timeline for a successful COVID-19 vaccine
- Dr. Howard Markel is a medical historian at the University of Michigan.