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Stateside: Restaurants reconsider dine-in option; Brood X explained; biz leaders on election bills

Apr 14, 2021

While restrictions on indoor dining have not been enacted in light of this recent COVID surge, some restaurants have chosen to close their dining rooms.
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Today on Stateside, they’re heeeeere! Host April Baer, noted cicada enthusiast, talks with an entomologist about once-in-17 years emergence of Brood X. Plus, how the new COVID surge in Michigan is affecting businesses and Michigan’s plans to handle the crisis.

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

Why some restaurants aren’t waiting for new restrictions on indoor dining

  • Phil Cooley is the founder and owner of Slows BBQ in Corktown Detroit

After 17 years underground, swarms of “large, noisy, lusty” cicadas to emerge in SE Michigan

  • Howard Russel is an Entomologist at Michigan State University

Dr. Joneigh Khaldun on what Johnson & Johnson pause means for vaccination effort

  • Joneigh Khaldun is Michigan’s chief medical executive

A group of business leaders speak out on package of election bills in play for Michigan

  • Jonathan Oosting is a political reporter for Bridge Michigan