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Stateside: Flooding in Detroit; low vaccination rates in MI; fluidity in art and gender

Jun 28, 2021

Heavy rain caused flooding in a Detroit.
Credit Sarah Cwiek / Michigan Radio

Today on Stateside, we talk with an environmental law expert about the massive flooding in Detroit and surrounding communities. Plus, we meet a Detroit artist who thinks about the fluidity of form, and of thought. And, we check in with two health officials in very different Michigan communities that are tackling the same problem -- low COVID-19 vaccination rates.

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Climate change and failing infrastructure: Why Metro Detroit keeps flooding

  • Nick Schroeck is an environmental law expert with University of Detroit Mercy.

Detroit artist bree gant on fluidity in art and sexuality 

  • bree gant is a Detroit photographer and artist.
  • Support for arts and culture coverage on Stateside comes in part from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural affairs.

Two Michigan areas with the lowest vaccination rates, one urban and one rural

  • Rebecca Burns is the health officer for the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency.
  • Denise Fair is chief public health officer for the Detroit Health Department.