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

Jan 11, 2021

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

  • Kate Wells is a reporter with Michigan Radio.

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

  • 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

  • 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.