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Stateside: A seismic shift for small businesses; MSU’s 143-year-old biology experiment lives on

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Today on Stateside, businesses across Michigan have succumbed to the pressures of the COVID-19 crisis, with devastating consequences for workers and our economy. A business owner and a behavioral scientist weigh in on why those who were sidelined still need help — and how the pandemic is shaping the state’s business ecosystem in the long term. Also, we meet a biologist whose team is collaborating with a colleague across 143 years.

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For businesses, the pandemic has been a natural disaster like no other

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Stateside’s conversation with David Lin and Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks

  • David Lin is the founder of the Covid Rescue Fund. He's also the former CEO of the regional coffee chain Espresso Royale and former owner of Bubble Island, a bubble tea shop in Ann Arbor.
  • Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks is a behavioral scientist and professor of business administration at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He’s also the faculty director for the +Impact Studio, which uses design thinking in the service of social impact.

143-year-old experiment on seed germination lives on at MSU

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Stateside’s conversation with Frank Telewski

  • Frank Telewski is a plant biology professor at Michigan State University and curator of the W. J. Beal Botanical Garden and Campus Arboretum.
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