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Stateside: The state of COVID in Michigan; Hemingway’s summers Up North; performance as therapy

Jun 8, 2021

Detroit Free Press reporter Dave Boucher talked us through the state’s latest COVID-19 data, and what it does and doesn’t mean about the state of the pandemic in Michigan. “At about this point last year, in June of 2020, it was a comparable test rate. But ... it’s worlds better than what we saw just weeks ago, when we were experiencing another surge of the pandemic,” he said.
Credit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Today on Stateside, a look at where Michigan stands with COVID-19 infections, vaccinations, and power machinations. Also, an exploration of writer Ernest Hemingway’s summers in northern Michigan. Plus, a West Michigan musician discusses how performance and therapy intersect in her work, and how her creative life has changed amid the pandemic.

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Michigan COVID infections drop to lowest levels in many months

  • Dave Boucher covers government and politics for the Detroit Free Press.

Been watching "Hemingway" on PBS? Visit the author's stomping grounds Up North

  • Christopher Struble is the president of the Michigan Hemingway Society.
  • This segment originally aired April 7, 2021.

West Michigan musician Jes Kramer talks about performance as therapy

  • Jes Kramer is a musician from West Michigan.
  • Support for arts and culture coverage comes in part from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.