Stateside: Racism as a health crisis; historical lessons about vaccines; 1A host Jenn White

Oct 6, 2020
Originally published on October 8, 2020 6:23 am

Today on Stateside, we revisit some of our favorite conversations from this year. We discuss why many experts say we should think about racism as a public health crisis. Plus, what the history of vaccine development can tell us about the timeline for a COVID-19 vaccine.

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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.
  • This segment originally aired Aug. 7, 2020.

What history tells us about the timeline for a successful COVID-19 vaccine

  • Dr. Howard Markel is a medical historian at the University of Michigan.
  • This segment originally aired Aug. 5, 2020.

How Detroit native and 1A host Jenn White brings a Midwestern perspective to a national audience

  • Jenn White is the host of NPR’s 1A and the former host of All Things Considered for Michigan Radio.
  • This segment originally aired Aug. 17, 2020.
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