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Stateside: Whitmer says no new restrictions; records for listening; making vaccines more accessible

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State Senator Gretchen Whitmer

Today, on Stateside, why Governor Whitmer is holding off on new restrictions, even as COVID-19 cases surge. Plus, how the Latinx community in Washtenaw County came together to make vaccines more accessible to their neighbors.

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

Whitmer declines to order new restrictions, but urges people to follow stricter guidelines, get vaccines 

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Stateside’s conversation with Rick Pluta

  • Rick Pluta is Capitol Bureau Chief for Michigan’s Public Radio Network. 

Needle Drop: Brad Hales of Peoples' Records digs through the crates for you

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Stateside’s conversation with Brad Hales

  • Brad Hales is one of the owners of Peoples’ Records in Detroit.
  • This segment originally aired on April 3, 2020.

Grassroots effort makes vaccines more accessible to Washtenaw County’s Latinx residents 

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Stateside’s conversation with Spring Quiñones and Maria Militzer

  • Spring Quiñones is an outreach coordinator for the Washtenaw County health plan.
  • Maria Militzer is president of Mexiquenses en Michigan, a non-profit that was started by Spanish speaking parents. She’s also a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture, and Health at University of Michigan’s School of Public Health.
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