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

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.
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.
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.
Credit Vincent Duffy / Michigan Radio
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.

Stateside for Monday, March 22, 2021

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

Stateside’s conversation with Kristin Jordan Shamus

  • 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

Stateside’s conversation with Jeff Daniels

  • 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

Stateside’s conversation with Craig Maugler and Emily Lawler

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

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