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Stateside: Doctor’s COVID-19 recovery; grief in a pandemic; toll of coronavirus on black businesses

Jermale Eddie stands in Malamiah Juice Bar and Eatery
Courtesy of Jermale Eddie
We talked to Jermale Eddie, owner of Malamiah Juice Bar and Eatery in Grand Rapids, about shifting his business model during the COVID-19 shutdown, and how businesses owned by people of color will face unique challenges recovering.

Today on Stateside, we introduce you to a doctor with a very personal story about COVID-19. Plus, funeral director Thomas Lynch talks about what grieving means when you can’t come together.

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

From doctor to COVID-19 patient: Anesthesiologist shares his story of recovery

Stateside’s conversation with Eugene Vovchuck

  • Eugene Vovchuk is an anesthesiologist at Detroit Medical Center’s Harper University Hospital.
  • This segment originally aired on May 6, 2020.

Grief without funerals: COVID-19 is changing how we say goodbye

Stateside’s conversation with Thomas Lynch

  • Thomas Lynch is a poet, funeral director, and president at Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors.
  • This segment originally aired on April 17, 2020.

Small business owners of color face unique challenges during COVID-19 crisis

Stateside’s conversation with Jermale Eddie

  • Jermale Eddie is the owner of Malamiah Juice Bar and Eatery in Grand Rapids.
  • This segment originally aired on April 24, 2020.

In the midst of a pandemic, some are taking a sigh of relief

Stateside’s conversation with Desiree Cooper

  • Desiree Cooper is a former attorney and Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist.
  • This segment originally aired on April 15, 2020.
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