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Stateside: MI’s electric grid problems; kids and past pandemics; Rep. Meijer on Afghanistan

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Today on Stateside, U.S. Army veteran and West Michigan Congressman Peter Meijer talks the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. Then, history’s take on how to balance education and public health during a crisis. And, what the widespread power outages across Michigan last week can tell us about the resiliency of the state's electrical grid.

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Rep. Peter Meijer says “U.S. has been embarrassed” by chaotic exit from Afghanistan

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Stateside's conversation with Peter Meijer

  • Rep. Peter Meijer is an Army veteran representing Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District.

How kids, families, and schools dealt with past pandemics

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Stateside's conversation with Howard Markel

  • Dr. Howard Markel is a medical historian at the University of Michigan, and directs UM's Center for the History of Medicine.

Want to know which schools are mandating masks? Chalkbeat Detroit is here to help.

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Stateside's conversation with Lori Higgins

  • Lori Higgins is bureau chief and reporter for Chalkbeat Detroit. You can find Chalkbeat's mask tracker tool here. 

In the face of climate change, who’s responsible for upgrading Michigan’s electric grid?

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Stateside's conversation with Charlotte Jameson and Dan Scripps

  • Charlotte Jameson is a program director for the Michigan Environmental Council and an appointee of the Michigan Council on Climate Solutions.
  • Dan Scripps is chair of the Michigan Public Service Commission and a former state representative.

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