Stateside: Lessons of first COVID-19 surge; future of theatergoing; graduating college in a pandemic

May 4, 2020

Today on Stateside, we hear how health systems, armed with what they now know about COVID-19, are planning for the treatment of future cases. Also, a look at how Michigan’s theaters are staying connected to audiences that can’t come to shows. Plus, college seniors fill us in on what it’s like to graduate—and enter the job market—during a pandemic.

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Lessons from the surge: How health systems are preparing for what’s next with COVID-19

  • Kate Wells is a reporter with Michigan Radio.

No more packed houses: What live theater will look like in era of COVID-19

  • David Kiley is editor of Encore Michigan and a long-time contributor to Stateside’s “Theater Talk.”
  • Krista Schafer Ewbank is a director, actor, and the founding artistic director of Open Book Theatre Company.

Two graduating college seniors talk about the uncertainty of entering a frozen economy

  • Catherine Nouhan is an intern for Stateside and a member of the University of Michigan’s class of 2020.
  • Zaria Phillips is a former intern for Michigan Radio’s newsroom and a member of Michigan State University’s class of 2020.
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