Stateside: Whitmer extends stay at home order; what COVID-19 means for black business owners

Apr 24, 2020

Today on Stateside, Governor Gretchen Whitmer has extended the stay at home order, but a loosening of certain restrictions will allow some businesses to reopen. We'll get an analysis of the latest development in the state leadership’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus, the owner of a Grand Rapids juice bar talks about the hard pivot to home delivery, and the networks that might help black-owned business survive the shutdown. 

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Whitmer extends stay at home order, while easing some restrictions on businesses

  • Rick Pluta is Michigan Radio's Capitol bureau chief.

Small business owners of color face unique challenges during COVID-19 crisis

  • Jermale Eddie is the owner of Malamiah Juice Bar and Eatery in Grand Rapids.

Teenagers talk about adjusting to distance learning

  • Michigan Radio's Rachel Ishikawa produced this audio postcard with voicemails from students at Community High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Set in the UP, comedian Joe Pera’s show is an odd and charming tribute to small-town life

  • Joe Pera is the creator and star of the Adult Swim show Joe Pera Talks with You.
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