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Stateside: Small businesses wait and worry; state park pioneer; Ojibwe writer's "new and used" poems

Apr 16, 2020

Today on Stateside, we talk with small business owners about what they're doing to stay afloat and survive the COVID-19 shutdown. Also, a conversation with Ojibwe writer, artist, and activist Lois Beardslee about her latest poetry collection.

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How Michigan small businesses are trying to stay afloat amid COVID-19 shutdown

  • Dann Boyles is the co-owner of Rebel, a gift shop in Grand Rapids.
  • Bugsy Sailor is a Marquette-based photographer and owner of the Upper Peninsula Supply Company.
  • Jon Plummer is the co-owner of Moomers Homemade Ice Cream in Traverse City.

The trailblazing woman who helped build Michigan's state parks

  • Rachel Clark is the education specialist at Michigan History Center.

Poet Lois Beardslee uses Anishinaabe storytelling tradition to explore issues of modern life

  • Lois Beardslee is an Ojibwe writer, artist, activist, and educator in northern Michigan.