Stateside: Lack of masks; COVID separates families in U.S. and Canada; indigenous journalists
Today on Stateside, a new initiative called the Mishigamiing Journalism Project has created six month long fellowships for Indigenous journalists at the Traverse City Record Eagle. Plus, a conversation with two Michiganders about dealing with family separation along the Canadian border. And should masks be mandatory throughout the state?
Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.
Should masks be mandatory? Rochelle Riley thinks so.
- Rochelle Riley is Detroit's director of Arts and Culture and former columnist with Detroit Free Press.
Families and neighbors in forced separation between Michigan/Ontario during COVID
- Amy Miller is a former WDET producer whose family has long-owned property on Lake Erie in Ontario.
- Anne Stevanovich is a Canadian citizen who lives in Michigan. Her elderly mother is in Windsor.
Michigan media is missing the perspective of Indigenous journalists. A new project hopes to change that.
- Sierra Clark is Odawa-Ojibwe, and a reporter with the Mishigamiing Project
- Meghanlata Gupta is Ojibwe from the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, founder of Indiggnizing the News.
- Kaye LaFond is a data journalist and Report for America fellow at the Record Eagle