Stateside: Small businesses wait and worry; state park pioneer; Ojibwe writer's "new and used" poems

Apr 16, 2020

Today on Stateside, we talk with small business owners about what they're doing to stay afloat and survive the COVID-19 shutdown. Also, a conversation with Ojibwe writer, artist, and activist Lois Beardslee about her latest poetry collection.

(Subscribe to Stateside on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or with this RSS link)

Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.

How Michigan small businesses are trying to stay afloat amid COVID-19 shutdown

  • Dann Boyles is the co-owner of Rebel, a gift shop in Grand Rapids.
  • Bugsy Sailor is a Marquette-based photographer and owner of the Upper Peninsula Supply Company.
  • Jon Plummer is the co-owner of Moomers Homemade Ice Cream in Traverse City.

The trailblazing woman who helped build Michigan's state parks

  • Rachel Clark is the education specialist at Michigan History Center.

Poet Lois Beardslee uses Anishinaabe storytelling tradition to explore issues of modern life

  • Lois Beardslee is an Ojibwe writer, artist, activist, and educator in northern Michigan.
Copyright 2020 Michigan Radio. To see more, visit Michigan Radio.