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Stateside: Agri-biz update; “Shine On” coffee; illegal dumping; Freep on B.1.1.7

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Steve Carmody
Michigan Radio

Today on Stateside, how the B117 variant tested Michigan’s pandemic success story, with disastrous results. Plus, how a new plan for infrastructure might help Michigan’s rural communities. And, a new collaborative that mixes the perfect cup of coffee, great songs, and social justice. 

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

Rural regions need immediate infrastructure overhaul says Michigan Agri-Business Association president

Stateside’s conversation with Chuck Lippstreu

  • Chuck Lippstreu is the president of the Michigan Agri-Business Association.

May Erlewine and Higher Grounds partner for “Shine On” coffee

Stateside’s conversation with May Erlewine and Chris Treder

  • May Erlewine is a singer-songwriter from Michigan.
  • Chris Treder is the founder of Higher Gounds Coffee in Traverse City.

Illegal garbage dumping in Northern Michigan

Interlochen Public Radio's Maya Reter reports

  • Maya Reter is a reporter for Interlochen Public Radio.

Free Press investigation on state’s handling of B.1.1.7 variant spread

Stateside’s conversation with Tresa Baldas and Derek Kravitz

  • Tresa Baldas is a reporter for the Detroit Free Press.
  • Derek Kravitz with the "Documenting COVID-19 Project" with the Brown Institute for Media Innovations.
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