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Stateside: Slotkin on federal COVID-19 response; novel on 1918 flu pandemic; pets and coronavirus

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Courtesy of the Michigan Humane Society
A spokesperson for the Michigan Humane Society said the shelter has put around 400 animals into foster homes in an effort to limit how many people are needed at the shelter itself and make room for high-need cases.

Today on Stateside, we talk to Democratic Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin about her call for a more coordinated national response to the spread of COVID-19. Plus, we talk to the author of a novel, based on a true story, about a young teacher living alone in the Upper Peninsula during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic.

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Rep. Slotkin: Federal agencies must do more to coordinate COVID-19 response

Stateside's conversation with Elissa Slotkin

  • Democratic Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin represents Michigan’s 8th Congressional District.

Not everyone is convinced the very wealthy are spending their money for the greater good

Stateside's conversation with Anand Giridharadas

  • Anand Giridharadas is a former New York Times columnist and the author of Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World.
  • This segment originally aired on December 12, 2019.

From teacher to nurse, novel captures one woman’s life in the U.P. during the Spanish Flu pandemic

Stateside's conversation with Michael Stone

  • Michael Stone is a clinical social worker and the author of the historical novel A Far Different Path.

What the COVID-19 shutdown has meant for animal shelters

Stateside's conversation with Anna Chrisman

  • Anna Chrisman is a spokesperson for the Michigan Humane Society.
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