Stateside: Slotkin on federal COVID-19 response; novel on 1918 flu pandemic; pets and coronavirus

Apr 1, 2020

Today on Stateside, we talk to Democratic Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin about her call for a more coordinated national response to the spread of COVID-19. Plus, we talk to the author of a novel, based on a true story, about a young teacher living alone in the Upper Peninsula during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic.

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Rep. Slotkin: Federal agencies must do more to coordinate COVID-19 response

  • Democratic Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin represents Michigan’s 8th Congressional District.

Not everyone is convinced the very wealthy are spending their money for the greater good

  • Anand Giridharadas is a former New York Times columnist and the author of Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World.
  • This segment originally aired on December 12, 2019.

From teacher to nurse, novel captures one woman’s life in the U.P. during the Spanish Flu pandemic

  • Michael Stone is a clinical social worker and the author of the historical novel A Far Different Path.

What the COVID-19 shutdown has meant for animal shelters

  • Anna Chrisman is a spokesperson for the Michigan Humane Society.
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