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Stateside: Open carry banned at MI Capitol; vaccine distribution; Detroit business incubator

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Following a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday, the Michigan Capitol Commission bans the open carry of firearms in the building. Democrats are saying it's not enough, especially following the protests at the Capitol last spring.

Today on Stateside, a new cohort of Michiganders are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations. We break down the logistical issues surrounding getting the shots. Plus, state lawmakers have banned the open carrying of weapons in Michigan’s Capitol building following the insurrection in Washington D.C.

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

Frustration, confusion, and crashing systems as vaccine eligibility expands

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Stateside’s conversation with Kate Wells

  • Kate Wells is a reporter with Michigan Radio.

Detroit small business grant program under scrutiny, but one owner says program helped

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Stateside’s conversation with Joe Guillen and Amina Daniels

  • Joe Guillen is a reporter for the Detroit Free Press.
  • Amina Daniels is the owner of Live Cycle Delight, a cycling and yoga studio on the eastside of Detroit.

Capitol Commission bans open carry firearms, but Democrats say it’s not enough

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Stateside’s conversation with Rick Pluta and Donna Lasinski

  • Rick Pluta is the Capital Bureau for the Michigan Public Radio Network.
  • Donna Lasinski is the Michigan House Minority Leader. She represents Michigan's 52nd House District.
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