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Stateside: COVID strains hospitals; climate hunger strike; WFH ergonomics; veganizing Midwest cuisine

Emergency room hospital

A doctor shares how a slow, steady surge of COVID is straining Michigan's hospitals, and a Kalamazoo science teacher discusses his a dramatic stand for climate action. Then, an ergonomics expert explains how to avoid aches and pain without spending a lot of money. Finally, the editor of the new Rust Belt Vegan Kitchen cookbook discusses plant-based versions of favorite Midwestern dishes.

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Michigan's slow autumn COVID-19 surge pushes healthcare system's limits

  • Dr. Bradley Uren is a professor of emergency medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School and a past president of the Michigan College of Emergency Physicians.

Kalamazoo teacher takes stand for climate action

  • Josh Gottlieb is a physics teacher at Kalamazoo Central High School.

Ergonomics expert on how to avoid work pains without expensive gadgets

  • Cindy Zielinski, MS, OTRL, is an occupational therapy supervisor and lead for the MHealthy Ergonomics Awareness Program at the University of Michigan.

From coneys to pierogies, cookbook gives Midwestern favorites a vegan makeover

  • Meredith Pangrace is the editor of the new cookbook Rust Belt Vegan Kitchen and Creative Director of Belt Publishing.
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