Stateside: Mental health of frontline workers; summer camps in limbo; Grand Rapids poet laureate

Jun 3, 2020

Today on Stateside, healthcare workers emerging from months of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic find themselves in need of mental health support. Two reporters discuss what they’ve heard from the medical frontlines. Also, a check-in on the status of Michigan’s summer camps. Plus, a conversation with a lawyer helping arrested protestors, and an essay about protesting by the poet laureate of Grand Rapids.

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Sustained stress and trauma from treating COVID patients creates PTSD among health care workers

  • Kate Wells is a reporter with Michigan Radio.
  • Kelly House is a reporter for Bridge Magazine.

Small groups, hand sanitizer, and s’mores: How summer camps are preparing for kids amid pandemic

  • Dave Morgan is CEO of the YMCA in the greater Kalamazoo area.
  • Jeff “Jake” Jacobs is director of Camp Henry in Newaygo. 

Hundreds of protesters have been arrested in Michigan. What happens next? An attorney helping them explains.

  • Julie Hurwitz is vice president of the National Lawyers Guild Detroit office.

Grand Rapids poet laureate asks “what are we willing to do” for justice and peace

  • Marcel Price, or "Fable the Poet," is the poet laureate of Grand Rapids.

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