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Stateside with Cynthia Canty covers a wide range of Michigan news and policy issues as well as culture and lifestyle stories. In keeping with Michigan Radio’s broad coverage across southern Michigan, Stateside with Cynthia Canty will focus on topics and events that matter to people all across the state.

Stateside with Cynthia Canty covers a wide range of Michigan news and policy issues as well as culture and lifestyle stories. In keeping with Michigan Radio’s broad coverage across southern Michigan, Stateside with Cynthia Canty will focus on topics and events that matter to people all across the state.
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Stateside with Cynthia Canty covers a wide range of Michigan news and policy issues as well as culture and lifestyle stories. In keeping with Michigan Radio’s broad coverage across southern Michigan, Stateside with Cynthia Canty will focus on topics and events that matter to people all across the state.

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Stateside: ICE releases Iraqi detainees; toxic cleanup bill gets rewrite; a year in Michigan sports

12/17/2018
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Today on Stateside , an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan gives an update on the approximately 100 Iraqi immigrants who were detained in police custody for nearly a year and a half before a U.S. District Judge ordered their release last month. Plus, the lawyer representing residents in the Rockford area whose water was contaminated with PFAS weighs in on Senate Bill 1244, which would overhaul Michigan's standards for cleaning up toxic chemicals.

Duration:00:50:00

Stateside: Lame-duck update; grading schools; how to clean up PFAS; siblings in foster care

12/14/2018
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Today, where do bills still passing through the Michigan Legislature stand as we head into the final week of the lame-duck session? Plus, we speak to two siblings who were separated in the foster care system. Now, they're fighting for a Sibling Bill of Rights. Legislator explains why school grading system is needed Representative Tim Kelly (R-Saginaw) is the sponsor of a bill making its way through Michigan’s lame-duck legislature. It would give schools an A-F grading system. He joined us to...

Duration:00:49:51

Stateside: DPSCD chief blasts state A-F plan; conservatism’s founding father; foster care to college

12/13/2018
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Today, Detroit Public Schools Community District Superintendent Nikolai Vitti joined Stateside to react to a lame-duck bill that would create a statewide A-F grading system for Michigan schools. Plus, what would Michigan native Russell Kirk, a founder of American conservatism, think of the ideology today? “This is colonialism”: Detroit schools chief blasts lame-duck A-F grading plan Early this morning, the State House passed House Bill 5526 , which creates an A-F grading system for...

Duration:00:49:44

Stateside: Toxic cleanup bill; teachers talking race; help for MI kids aging out of foster care

12/12/2018
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On today’s show, a toxicologist shares his concerns over a bill moving through Michigan's lame-duck legislature that would restrict what information the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality uses when determining standards for toxic contamination cleanup. Plus, our education commentator Matinga Ragatz on why it’s important that teachers not shy away from talking about race in the classroom.

Duration:00:49:52

Stateside: USOC’s silence enabled Nassar; doctors’ mental health; the life of a conductor

12/11/2018
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On today's show, Believed co-host Kate Wells breaks down a recent report that found top officials at the U.S. Olympic Committee knew former sports doctor Larry Nassar was sexually abusing his patients, yet took no disciplinary action against him. Plus, a conversation about the changing field of classical music between a graduate student and aspiring conductor, and the retired music director for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.

Duration:00:49:26

Stateside: New Dems push for change; diversity in craft beer; Nassar survivors’ therapists go unpaid

12/10/2018
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Today on Stateside , Representative-elect for Michigan's 8th District Elissa Slotkin tells us why she joined 45 fellow freshman House Democrats and signed a letter pushing for change from party leaders. Plus, the president of a coalition of Great Lakes mayors weighs in on the Great Lakes Compact Council's recent announcement that it will change how it reviews water withdrawals.

Duration:00:50:07

Stateside: Ann Arbor spends big on school safety; mental health training for cops; butternut booze

12/7/2018
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Today on Stateside , the Michigan legislature has been busy pushing through bills during lame duck. The question is: will Governor Rick Snyder sign them? Plus, how training police to interact with people who have a mental illness or cognitive disability can reduce the chance of a violent encounter.

Duration:00:49:51

Stateside: What Colorado can teach us about legal pot; rare Auschwitz music; Pentagon budget mess

12/6/2018
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As of today, Michigan is the first state in the midwest to allow recreational use of marijuana. What changes can we expect? Plus, we hear music that prisoners at Auschwitz concentration camp arranged and performed for their Nazi captors.

Duration:00:49:59

Stateside: A “shadow” Board of Ed proposed; history of USS Michigan; climate change’s economic toll

12/5/2018
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Today, b ig changes in the lame duck session could be coming over who controls oversight of Michigan schools. Bills sponsored by term-limited Representative Tim Kelly would create a new 13-member education commission. Plus, voters approved Proposal 3, also called "Promote the Vote," on Nov. 6, but now Senator Mike Kowall has introduced a series of bills during the lame duck session that would alter what voters have approved.

Duration:00:50:02

Stateside: Flint’s lead pipe progress; climate change and the Great Lakes; Rouge River cleanup

12/4/2018
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Today on Stateside , a senior attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council expresses concern over the city of Flint's approach to replacing lead and iron water pipes. Plus, what we can learn about education in Detroit from the sudden closure of a charter school in the city just three weeks into this school year.

Duration:00:50:01

Stateside: GM keeps tax incentives; 100 years of Faygo; Nassar survivors on accountability, media

12/3/2018
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Today on Stateside , General Motors is set to keep receiving tax breaks from the state of Michigan until 2029. That's in spite of the company's recent decision to cut thousands of jobs and shut down production at two plants in the state. Plus, a co-author of this year's National Climate Assessment shares how climate change is projected to impact Michigan and the Midwest in coming decades.

Duration:00:49:51

Stateside: Industry still dumping PFAS; lame duck drama; proposal to scale back wetlands protections

11/30/2018
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Today, we speak to MLive reporter Paula Gardner, co-author of an investigative report that found PFAS chemicals are still being released in large quantities by businesses across the state. Plus, a new bill proposed in the state Senate would remove protections from some Michigan wetlands on private property. Opponents say it would have devastating effects, but supporters say it's protecting property owners from government overreach.

Duration:00:49:47

Stateside: GM layoffs a lesson for Trump; couple’s 61-year “Messiah” tradition; farmers swap stories

11/29/2018
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Today on Stateside , we speak with a Grand Rapids couple about their 61-year-long tradition of attending University Musical Society's performance of Handel's Messiah. Plus, General Motors announced Monday it will cut 14,000 jobs in North America. We discuss the disconnect between the political promises President Donald Trump made to workers in the Rust Belt, and the reality of running a transportation business in 2018.

Duration:00:49:53

Stateside: MI Senate debates Line 5 tunnel oversight; parents vs. teachers; life after deportation

11/28/2018
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Today on Stateside , Michigan's lame-duck legislature moved to roll back previously-passed legislation that increased the state's minimum wage and mandated paid sick leave. Plus, a member of the Mackinac Bridge Authority weighs in on the state's plan to have the organization oversee a tunnel to house the replacement pipelines for of Enbridge's aging Line 5. Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.

Duration:00:49:53

Mackinac Bridge Authority member: Line 5 tunnel plan “ill-conceived and clandestinely implemented”

11/28/2018
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Should the Mackinac Bridge Authority be in charge of building and maintaining a utility tunnel to house replacement pipes for Enbridge's Line 5? Today, the Michigan Senate Government Operations Committee approved a bill that would assign the board that task. The full Senate vote will be delayed to allow time for bill sponsors and other interested parties to consider amendments. But Barbara Brown , current board member and former vice chair for the Mackinac Bridge Authority, says that her...

Duration:00:07:49

Stateside: What GM layoffs mean for MI; holiday theater classics; lame duck starts in Lansing

11/27/2018
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Today on Stateside , a Michigan State University economist weighs in on what General Motors' decision to lay off workers and shutter factories means for the Michigan communities and workers involved. Plus, what to expect from the Michigan Legislature as it enters its lame-duck session.

Duration:00:49:53

MSU economist says GM layoffs show disconnect between Wall St. and Main St.

11/27/2018
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General Motors shocked the automotive world on Monday when the company announced it would curb production in five factories nationwide, including two Michigan plants — one in Hamtramck and one in Warren. But Michigan State University economist Charley Ballard wasn’t entirely surprised by GM’s decision. He joined Stateside to talk about the implications of the layoffs and closures on Michigan's broader economy.

Duration:00:11:38

Stateside: GM cuts 14,000 jobs; MSU’s offense dilemma; Detroit police help teach kids to drive

11/26/2018
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Today on Stateside , General Motors announced that it will end production at several facilities across the nation, including two here in Michigan. Plus, the editor of a new collection of Joni Mitchell interviews talks about the singer-songwriter’s rise to fame and her musical debut in Detroit’s folk scene. Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.

Duration:00:49:55

Stateside: Lou Anna Simon charges; FaceTime for the 1930s; Livonia baker’s baklava cheesecake

11/21/2018
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Today on Stateside, we go over what you can (and can't) do on December 6 when marijuana is expected to officially become legal in Michigan. Plus, we hear the historical holiday greetings of a Michigan family who sent recordings of themselves to friends and families during the 1940s.

Duration:00:49:56

A Minute with Mike: the Lions gift that keeps on giving

11/21/2018
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As a long-suffering Lions fan, I've learned to appreciate the things they've taught. Things like the brief moment of hope before the season begins, or the benign satisfaction of a meaningless last second win after already being eliminated from the playoffs.

Duration:00:03:04