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Stateside: Small businesses wait and worry; state park pioneer; Ojibwe writer's "new and used" poems

Geniveve Gillete in black and white photo with a man
Michigan DNR
Without Geniveve Gillette (L), Michigan's state parks might have evolved quite differently.

Today on Stateside, we talk with small business owners about what they're doing to stay afloat and survive the COVID-19 shutdown. Also, a conversation with Ojibwe writer, artist, and activist Lois Beardslee about her latest poetry collection.

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How Michigan small businesses are trying to stay afloat amid COVID-19 shutdown

Stateside’s conversations with Dann Boyles, Bugsy Sailor, and Jon Plummer

  • Dann Boyles is the co-owner of Rebel, a gift shop in Grand Rapids.
  • Bugsy Sailor is a Marquette-based photographer and owner of the Upper Peninsula Supply Company.
  • Jon Plummer is the co-owner of Moomers Homemade Ice Cream in Traverse City.

The trailblazing woman who helped build Michigan's state parks

Stateside’s conversation with Rachel Clark

  • Rachel Clark is the education specialist at Michigan History Center.

Poet Lois Beardslee uses Anishinaabe storytelling tradition to explore issues of modern life

Stateside’s conversation with Lois Beardslee

  • Lois Beardslee is an Ojibwe writer, artist, activist, and educator in northern Michigan.
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