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Stateside: Delta in Branch; Ann Arbor dioxane plume; return to Plowshares Theatre

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Today on Stateside, how the Delta variant is behaving in places where Michiganders are resistant to vaccination. Also, a conversation about the Gelman dioxane plume, a quiet, deadly threat in Ann Arbor's groundwater. Plus, hear from the head of Detroit’s Plowshares Theatre about returning to the stage, and the challenges COVID-19 continues to pose for Michigan’s only Black professional theater.

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

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Branch County battles small but significant Delta outbreaks

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Stateside's conversation with Rebecca Burns.

  •  Rebecca Burns is a health officer at the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency.

Detroit’s Plowshares Theater on using COVID adversity as inspiration

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Stateside's conversation with Gary Anderson.

  •   Gary Anderson is the producing artistic director and co-founder of Plowshares Theatre Company.

A quiet, deadly threat in Ann Arbor’s groundwater: the Gelman dioxane plume

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Stateside's conversation with Keith Matheny.

  •   Keith Matheny is a reporter for the Detroit Free Press. 
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