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Stateside: Michigan’s COVID-19 spike; art meets surfing in Saugatuck; cellist Jordan Hamilton

Displaying his artwork helped surfer Tim Folkert find his surfing community in West Michigan. As one of the few Great Lakes surfers, Folkert has been able to expand interest by sharing his art pieces.
Displaying his artwork helped surfer Tim Folkert find his surfing community in West Michigan. As one of the few Great Lakes surfers, Folkert has been able to expand interest by sharing his art pieces.
Displaying his artwork helped surfer Tim Folkert find his surfing community in West Michigan. As one of the few Great Lakes surfers, Folkert has been able to expand interest by sharing his art pieces.
Credit Tim Folkert / Saugatuck Center for the Arts
Displaying his artwork helped surfer Tim Folkert find his surfing community in West Michigan. As one of the few Great Lakes surfers, Folkert has been able to expand interest by sharing his art pieces.

Stateside for Friday March 26, 2021

Today, on Stateside, we talk to an epidemiologist from the University of Michigan about what worries her about the state’s rising COVID-19 numbers. Plus, we hear from Jordan Hamilton—a Kalamazoo-based cellist—about live performance and making music during a year of pandemic.

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

As Michiganders crave a return to normal, COVID infection rate spikes

Stateside’s conversation with Dr. Emily Martin

  • Emily Martin is an epidemiologist at the University of Michigan. 

Surfing in Michigan: A Saugatuck surfer finds his artistic nicheStateside’s conversation with Tim Folkert

  • Tim Folkert is a Great Lakes surfer and surfboard artist. 


Our Creating Connection series was produced by Elizabeth Meister and Dan Collison at Long Haul Productions and funded by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

Stateside: Michigan’s COVID-19 spike; art meets surfing in Saugatuck; cellist Jordan Hamilton

Kalamazoo cellist Jordan Hamilton on telling stories through sound in new album “Vibrations.”Stateside’s conversation with Jordan Hamilton

  • Jordan Hamilton is a Kalamazoo-based cellist and songwriter.

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Stateside: Michigan’s COVID-19 spike; art meets surfing in Saugatuck; cellist Jordan Hamilton
Stateside: Michigan’s COVID-19 spike; art meets surfing in Saugatuck; cellist Jordan Hamilton