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Stateside: MI’s medical chief on reopening risks; farming morels: systemic racism in health care

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We begin our summer series on systemic racism with a conversation about how it shows up in health care.

Michigan’s COVID-19 caseload has been on a rollercoaster for the past few weeks. We spoke with Michigan's medical director Joneigh Khaldun for an update. Plus, researchers at Michigan State University are working on cultivating the ever elusive morel mushrooms. And, we kick off our summer series about how systemic racism shapes the world around us with a conversation about healthcare.

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Dr. Joneigh Khaldun on recent waves of COVID infection and what’s ahead this summer

Stateside’s conversation with Dr. Joneigh Khaldun

  • Dr. Joneigh Khaldun is Michigan’s chief Medical Executive

From forest to farm: can morel mushrooms be Michigan’s next cash crop?

Stateside’s conversation with Scott Swinton and Greg Bonito

  • Scott Swinton is a professor of agricultural economics at Michigan State University
  • Greg Bonito is an assistant professor at MSU in the Department of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences

From implicit bias to lack of access: How systemic racism impacts health care for Black Americans

Stateside’s conversation with Debra Furr-Holden, and Char’ly Snow

  • Debra Furr-Holden is a professor of public health at Michigan State University, Associate Dean for Public Health Integration, and Director of the Flint Center for Health and Equity Solutions.
  • Char’ly Snow is the director of midwifery services at Henry Ford Health System, and founder of Metro Detroit Midwives of Color.
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