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Stateside: Racism as a health crisis; Black farmers; COVID in nursing homes

Michigan Att. Gen. Dana Nessel announced long-term care facilities that don’t follow certain safety rules set by the governor this spring might face legal consequences.";

Today on Stateside, a conversation with two Black farmers about the causes and consequences of systemic racism in the agriculture industry. Also, an update from the Michigan Radio newsroom on what we know about COVID infections in nursing homes.

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

Measuring impact of Gov. Whitmer’s declaration of racism as a public health crisis


Stateside's conversation with Camille Busette

  • Camille Busette is director of The Race, Prosperity, and Inclusion Initiative at the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C. 

Black farmers in cities and small towns preach the gospel of growing your own food



Stateside’s conversation with Malik Yakini and Barbara Norman

  • Malik Yakini is executive director of The Detroit Black Community Food Security Network.
  • Barbara Norman is a fourth generation blueberry farmer in West Michigan.

Some "regional hubs" for nursing home patients with COVID-19 deficient in infection control

Stateside’s conversation with Will Callan

  • Will Callan is a reporter for Michigan Radio.

Cheers! Bourbon for the summer means a Tiki drink

Stateside’s conversation with Tami Coxin and Lester Graham

  • Tami Coxin is a mixologist and co-author of Cheers to Michigan: A Celebration of Cocktail Culture and Craft Distilleries.
  • Lester Graham is a reporter at Michigan Radio and Coxin’s co-author.
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