Today on Stateside, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced her plan to spend more than a billion dollars in federal money. A reporter talks us through some of the details of the governor's proposal. Also, as more people continue to receive their COVID-19 vaccines, a medical historian discusses how we’ll know when the pandemic is over. Plus, a poet tells us about her latest collection, which explores the strangeness and beauty of bodies.
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As restrictions lift, Whitmer sets sights on economic recovery
- Rick Pluta is the Capitol Bureau Chief of the Michigan Public Radio Network.
Detroit charter revision proposal remains on the ballot for now
- Sarah Cwiek is a Michigan Radio reporter.
The pandemic will end not with a bang, but a whimper
- Dr. Howard Markel is a medical historian and director of the Center for the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan.
- Kendra Carr is the All Things Considered host for Interlochen Public Radio.
Poet Petra Kuppers explores the beauty and strangeness of bodies in new collection
- Petra Kuppers is a poet, a disability culture activist, a performance artist, and a University of Michigan professor. Her latest collection is Gut Botany, published with Wayne State University Press.
- Support for arts and culture coverage comes in part from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.