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Stateside: COVID-19 and your neighborhood bar; celebrating Ramadan in lockdown

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Have you been wondering how local bars are faring during the lockdown? Today, we're checking in with one.

Today on Stateside, we check in with local businesses on how they’re dealing with the COVID-19 shutdown. Also, a look at how Muslims in Michigan are celebrating Ramadan during a markedly not-festive time. 

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

From your neighborhood bar to your landscaper, what the COVID-19 shutdown means for small businesses

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Stateside’s conversation with Brian Brickley

  • Brian Brickley is the owner of The Taproom in Ypsilanti.

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Stateside's conversation with Traven Pelletier

  • Traven Pelletier is the owner of Lotus Gardenscapes in Dexter.

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Stateside's conversation with Mark Thiesmeyer Hook

  • Mark Thiesmeyer Hook is a personal trainer and the owner of Better Living Fitness in Ann Arbor.

Ramadan marks another holiday celebrated in solitude amid COVID-19

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Stateside’s conversation with Hassan Jaber

  • Hassan Jaber is the president and CEO of Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS).

Dearborn families put on Ramadan light displays to brighten spirits during coronavirus shutdown

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Stateside’s conversation with Razi Jafri

  • Razi Jafri is a documentary filmmaker and a member of the Halal Metropolis project. 
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