Stateside: Some workers wary of reopening; covering COVID-19 and protests as a black journalist
Today on Stateside, more Michigan businesses reopen, including some bars and restaurants. A bartender weighs in on some service industry workers’ concerns. Also, two Black American journalists discuss covering protests against police brutality, during a pandemic, in a field dominated by white reporters and editors. Plus, an artist collective based up north relaunches.
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As restaurants and bars reopen, some workers wonder if it’s too soon to be safe
- Gabrielle Bussell is a bartender at Arbor Brewing Company in downtown Ann Arbor.
Earthwork Music Collective relaunches with new mission, new music
- Seth Bernard is the founder of the Earthwork Music artist collective.
Support for arts and culture coverage comes in part from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.
The importance, and dearth, of black journalists is amplified right now
- Kat Stafford is a national race and ethnicity writer for the Associated Press.
- Ken Coleman is an author and writer for Michigan Advance.