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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.




Stateside: Wisconsin’s suspect water diversion, UM orchestra gives sci-fi film a live soundtrack

Today on Stateside , why a large diversion of Lake Michigan water approved by the state of Wisconsin in 2010 is drawing new scrutiny. Plus, ringing in the first weekend of fall with a Michigan version of a tropical cocktail.


Stateside: Deaf, disabled man faces deportation; the true costs, benefits of fracking

Today on Stateside , Democratic Congressman Dan Kildee discusses what he is doing to prevent the deportation of a 48-year-old man from Nigeria who is deaf and has cognitive disabilities. Plus, University of Michigan Professor Daniel Raimi breaks down the risks, myths, and benefits of fracking.


Stateside: Stabenow on trade war and Kavanaugh; remembering a Detroit opera legend

Today on Stateside , U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D) on how a trade war with China is hurting Michigan businesses. Plus, Holocaust survivor Irene Butter explains why, after decades of silence, she started talking about her family’s experience during WW2.


Detroit Mixtape: ADULT. gained international fame, but remains relatively underground at home

Detroit Music Magazine founder and publisher Paul Young talks about the musical path set by long-time staples of Detroit’s electronic and art music scene.


“Never again doesn’t happen unless we fight for it,” says Michigan Holocaust survivor

Holocaust survivor Irene Butter talks about her family’s life before and after World War 2, as detailed in her recent memoir Shores Beyond Shores: From Holocaust to Hope, My True Story.


Stateside: Kalamazoo homeless protests, 100th anniversary of Spanish flu, Libertarian Medicaid plan

Today on Stateside , Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Bill Gelineau says he would cut Medicaid costs by rewarding young women for not getting pregnant before age 23. Plus, 100 years ago, the world’s deadliest flu pandemic hit Michigan and killed roughly 19,000 people. Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below. Shelter leader responds to complaints from homeless Kalamazoo residents in ongoing protests Michigan Radio reporter Bryce Huffman , who was at Bronson Park,...


UM nurses vote to authorize three-day work stoppage

Nurses at the University of Michigan hospital have voted to authorize their union to call a three-day work stoppage if the university does not respond to claims of unfair labor practices. Ninety-four percent of the votes were in favor of the authorization.


Stateside: Where candidates stand on Healthy Michigan; what teachers spend in the classroom

Today on Stateside , we hear from Kalamazoo’s city manager about the response to protests over homelessness in the city. Plus, parents aren’t the only ones with long lists of school supplies to buy before the year starts—teachers are spending their own money on classroom essentials, too. City manager addresses protests over homelessness in Kalamazoo Kalamazoo City Manager Jim Ritsema responds to demands made by a group of protesters over homelessness in the city. Journalist who covered White...


Stateside: Kalamazoo homeless protests; a stage coach robber’s brain; are schools really failing?

Today on Stateside , after a contentious city council meeting, Kalamazoo is moving to meet the demands of homeless protestors camped out in a downtown park. Plus, nationally-recognized teacher Matinga Ragatz talks about why she thinks school reform is hurting, not helping, students.


Stateside: lawsuit accuses Nassar of 1992 rape; the science behind the northern lights

Today on Stateside , an explosive lawsuit against Michigan State University alleges that Larry Nassar raped an MSU athlete in 1992, and university officials covered it up. Plus, the best plays and musicals from Michigan’s local theater scene this month.


Stateside: Ford vs. Trump, glowing U.P. rocks, corned beef with an Indian twist

Today on Stateside , why President Trump's tweets are unlikely to change Ford's decision to move small car production abroad. Plus, why rocks in the U.P. are giving off an alien glow. (No, it does not involve extraterrestrials.) Listen above for the full show, or find individual segments below. Ford won’t be moving production of Focus hatchback to the U.S. Here’s why. Kristen Dziczek , VP of the Labor and Economics Group at the Center for Automotive Research , explains why President Trump’s...


Stateside: Snyder “bans the box,” money for school safety, history of prison strikes

Today on Stateside , Governor Rick Snyder announced he's striking a question about past felony convictions from some state job and license applications. And, what should schools do with millions of dollars in school safety grants from the state?


Stateside: GOP makes progressive proposals law, what it takes to teach high school music

On today's Stateside, the Republican-controlled state Legislature passes two progressive ballot proposals, giving them the power to amend the laws with a simple majority. Plus, two Port Huron teachers reflect on teaching high school music when you're just starting out, and when you've been doing it for 27 years.


Stateside: construction labor disputes, plastic in the Great Lakes, a 1930s prison arts advocate

On today's Stateside , you've probably seen pictures of plastic pollution in the ocean forming giant islands or entrapping sea animals. But what happens when plastic gets into the Great Lakes? Plus, a Michigan chaplain pushing for prison reform in the 1930s wanted to enrich inmates lives with art.


Stateside: Detroit schools water shut-offs, climate change and sand dunes, and West Michigan music

On today's Stateside , the students in Detroit's public schools are starting the year drinking bottled water after high levels of copper and lead were found in some drinking fountains. Plus, trips to Michigan's sand dunes are a classic summer activity, but could climate change reshape the state's beloved natural landmarks?


L&P: Stateside 8.31.2018

Today on Stateside , why Republicans might be eyeing an adoption of paid sick leave and mininum wage proposals before they make it to the ballot. Plus, how your neighborhood can help, or hurt, your health.


Stateside 8.30.2018

On Stateside today, Michigan tribal members and other activists plan to paddle the Mackinac Straits to protest Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline. Plus, why the language we use when talking about cancer matters. To hear individual conversations, click here or see below:


Stateside 8.29.2018

Today on Stateside , test results show fewer than half of Michigan's students are proficient in reading. So why isn't the state making gains in literacy? Plus, a Michigan teenager's baking skills have earned her a spot on national television.


Stateside 8.28.2018

Today on Stateside , the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality says elevated PFAS levels in the Flint River posed no threat to the city's public water supply during the water crisis. Plus, as thousands of mourners gather in Detroit to say goodbye to Aretha Franklin, how should the city memorialize the Queen of Soul?


Stateside 8.27.2018

On today's Stateside , state tests showed elevated levels of PFAS in the Flint River as early as 2011. State Senator Jim Ananich wants to know why no one told city officials about those tests before Flint switched its water source. Plus, what the West Michigan twin sisters running for office in opposing parties think about the country's partisan divide.