Stateside: Racism as a health crisis; Black farmers; COVID in nursing homes
Today on Stateside, a conversation with two Black farmers about the causes and consequences of systemic racism in the agriculture industry. Also, an update from the Michigan Radio newsroom on what we know about COVID infections in nursing homes.
Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.
Measuring impact of Gov. Whitmer’s declaration of racism as a public health crisis
- Camille Busette is director of The Race, Prosperity, and Inclusion Initiative at the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C.
Black farmers in cities and small towns preach the gospel of growing your own food
- Malik Yakini is executive director of The Detroit Black Community Food Security Network.
- Barbara Norman is a fourth generation blueberry farmer in West Michigan.
- Will Callan is a reporter for Michigan Radio.
- Tami Coxin is a mixologist and co-author of Cheers to Michigan: A Celebration of Cocktail Culture and Craft Distilleries.
- Lester Graham is a reporter at Michigan Radio and Coxin’s co-author.