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Stateside: Vaccines, COVID cases increase; celeb pandemic music; transparency in state government

Mar 22, 2021

FOIA requests are one way for journalists to gather information about the inner workings of government that would otherwise remain hidden. We talk about what's going on with government transparency in Michigan.
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Today on Stateside, while vaccine eligibility is expanding in Michigan, new variants of COVID-19 continue to spread through the state. Plus we dive into the latest dustup between Governor Whitmer and Republican legislative leaders over non-disclosure agreements and payouts to former state employees.

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

As vaccine eligibility expands in Michigan, new variants of COVID-19 continue to spread

  • Kristin Jordan Shamus is a reporter with the Detroit Free Press

In new album "Alive and Well Enough" actor Jeff Daniels tackles all the political and pandemic feels

  • Jeff Daniels is an actor, playwright, and musician. His newest album is called Alive and Well Enough.

Michigan legislature and Governor's office rank near national bottom when it comes to transparency

  • Craig Muager is a reporter with the Detroit News
  • Emily Lawler is a reporter with MLive