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Stateside: Rep. Dingell on auto industry aid; restaurant reinvents itself for social distancing era

three roast chickens
Courtesy of Essence Restaurant Group
Essence Restaurant Group in Grand Rapids closed their farm-to-table restaurant Grove after the stay at home order took effect. Now, they've reopned it as a takeout focused roast chicken joint called Jimmy Berger's Chicken Shack.

Today on Stateside,  a conversation with Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Dingell about reopening the auto industry. Also, a check-in with a few more of Michigan's small businesses, including a barber shop in Ypsilanti that provides much more than haircuts. 

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Rep. Dingell on reopening the economy, weird flights to DC, and phone calls from her constituents 

Stateside’s conversation with Debbie Dingell

  • Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Dingell represents Michigan’s 12th Congressional District.

What's it like to get a drive-thru test for COVID-19 in northern Michigan? 

Interlochen Public Radio’s Max Johnston reports on drive-thru testing in Northern Michigan

  • Max Johnston is a reporter for Interlochen Public Radio.

Grand Rapids restaurant pivots from farm-to-table to takeout in social distancing era

Stateside’s conversation with James Berg

  • James Berg is a managing partner of Essence Restaurant Group in Grand Rapids.

More than cutting hair: Ypsilanti barber misses clients and community during COVID-19 shutdown

Stateside’s conversation with Ryan Griffin

  • Ryan Griffin is a barber and owner of Griff’s Unlimited Cutz in Ypsilanti.

ESPN documentary The Last Dance reignites 3 decade feud between Michael Jordan and Isiah Thomas

Stateside’s conversation with Matt Schoch

  • Matt Schoch is the host of the podcast Locked On Pistons. 
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