91.7 Ann Arbor/Detroit 104.1 Grand Rapids 91.3 Port Huron 89.7 Lansing 91.1 Flint
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Stateside: A seismic shift for small businesses; MSU’s 143-year-old biology experiment lives on


Today on Stateside, businesses across Michigan have succumbed to the pressures of the COVID-19 crisis, with devastating consequences for workers and our economy. A business owner and a behavioral scientist weigh in on why those who were sidelined still need help — and how the pandemic is shaping the state’s business ecosystem in the long term. Also, we meet a biologist whose team is collaborating with a colleague across 143 years.

[Get Stateside on your phone: subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts today.]

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

For businesses, the pandemic has been a natural disaster like no other

Stateside’s conversation with David Lin and Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks

  • David Lin is the founder of the Covid Rescue Fund. He's also the former CEO of the regional coffee chain Espresso Royale and former owner of Bubble Island, a bubble tea shop in Ann Arbor.
  • Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks is a behavioral scientist and professor of business administration at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He’s also the faculty director for the +Impact Studio, which uses design thinking in the service of social impact.

143-year-old experiment on seed germination lives on at MSU

Stateside’s conversation with Frank Telewski

  • Frank Telewski is a plant biology professor at Michigan State University and curator of the W. J. Beal Botanical Garden and Campus Arboretum.
Stateside is produced daily by a dedicated group of producers and production assistants. Listen daily, on-air, at 3 and 8 p.m., or subscribe to the daily podcast wherever you like to listen.
Related Content