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Lessons from the HIV-AIDS epidemic; musical masterpieces of 1971; Idlewild revival

Jun 9, 2021

The 40th anniversary of the AIDS crisis uncovers lessons failed and learned in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. Stateside spoke with Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan, regarding the AIDS epidemic's influence on America's health care system.
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Today, on Stateside, let’s dive into a reflection on the HIV/AIDS crisis and how it relates to the current pandemic. We’ll look into COVID infections, vaccinations, and health care equity. Plus, we talk about the year 1971 that gave rise to Marvin Gaye’s masterwork --  What’s Going On. Lastly, if you're in search of a vacation, we’re rediscovering Idlewild, where generations of Black Michiganders went for vacation and respite.

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

40 years of AIDS: successes, failures and applying lessons learned to the COVID pandemic

  • Celeste Watkins-Hayes is a University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor, and Jean E. Fairfax Collegiate Professor of Public Policy

Music from 1971: majestical masterpieces remain relevant to this day

  • David Hepworth is a music journalist from the UK and the author of the book “Never a Dull Moment: 1971, the year that rock exploded”

A tale of two cities: imagining and realizing Black spaces

  • Blair Evans is with the Yates Township Planning Commision
  • Susan Matous is a Property Management & Tourism Entrepreneur