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Stateside: Michigan’s COVID-19 spike; art meets surfing in Saugatuck; cellist Jordan Hamilton

Mar 26, 2021

Displaying his artwork helped surfer Tim Folkert find his surfing community in West Michigan. As one of the few Great Lakes surfers, Folkert has been able to expand interest by sharing his art pieces.
Credit Tim Folkert / Saugatuck Center for the Arts

Today, on Stateside, we talk to an epidemiologist from the University of Michigan about what worries her about the state’s rising COVID-19 numbers. Plus, we hear from Jordan Hamilton—a Kalamazoo-based cellist—about live performance and making music during a year of pandemic.

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

As Michiganders crave a return to normal, COVID infection rate spikes

  • Emily Martin is an epidemiologist at the University of Michigan. 

Surfing in Michigan: A Saugatuck surfer finds his artistic niche

  • Tim Folkert is a Great Lakes surfer and surfboard artist. 
  • Our Creating Connection series was produced by Elizabeth Meister and Dan Collison at Long Haul Productions and funded by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

Kalamazoo cellist Jordan Hamilton on telling stories through sound in new album “Vibrations.”

  • Jordan Hamilton is a Kalamazoo-based cellist and songwriter.