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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: Electroplating company’s pollution history; UIA lawsuit, Sen. Lucido comments

Today on Stateside, what the story about a state senator's alleged sexual harassment of a female journalist says about Capitol culture. Plus, a look at where Michigan's recyclables are going, two years after China stopped accepting U.S. waste.


Stateside: Trade deals and tariffs; long-term substitute teachers; Rep. Levin on PFAS disposal

Today on Stateside , a Democratic congressman is proposing new regulations for safe disposal of PFAS. Plus, schools around the state are increasingly relying on long-term substitute teachers. We talk about what this means for students, and strategies for getting more certified teachers into classrooms.


Stateside: Michigan sues 3M over PFAS; cost of Flint water crisis; Jeff Daniels premieres new play

Today on Stateside , it’s been four years since the state announced a criminal investigation into the Flint water crisis. We talked to two journalists who covered the crisis about lessons learned on government accountability and public health. Plus, the state of Michigan files suit against some of the biggest names in corporate America over PFAS contamination. We'll hear about how a similar case played out in Minnesota.


Stateside: Detroit tax foreclosures; Dems and GOP plan for 2020 in Michigan; 365 days of sunrises

Today on Stateside , we take a deeper look at how property tax foreclosures in Detroit created a pileup of city-owned properties, and left residents to care for the most desolate blocks. Plus, a Michigan photographer captures a whole year of sunrises in the Upper Peninsula.


Marquette photographer captures every single sunrise of 2019

For many of us, it is more pleasurable to look at pictures of beautiful sunrises than to get up and actually see beautiful sunrises.


Stateside: Detroit foreclosure investigation; the new Detroit Auto Show; 2020 election polling

Today on Stateside , an investigation finds the city Detroit overcharged tens of thousands of homeowners for property taxes. What recourse is there for people who lost their homes as a result? We'll talk to the reporters who broke the story. Also, how the polls misread voters in 2016 – especially ones without a party affiliation.


Stateside: Forecasting state economy; recommended winter reads; MI impact of European wine tariffs

Today on Stateside , economists forecast how much money the state of Michigan will bring in and what it will need to spend in the coming year. Plus, some Michigan reads to curl up with when you’re stuck inside during this weekend’s winter storm.


A conversation with new Stateside host April Baer

It’s a New Year and Michigan Radio has added a new voice. April Baer is the host of Stateside . She joined Doug Tribou on Morning Edition to talk about her Midwest roots and her path to Michigan Radio.


Stateside: Slotkin on war powers resolution; tackling imam shortage; latest on Gordie Howe bridge

Today on Stateside , the U.S. House of Representatives approved a resolution Thursday to limit President Donald Trump's ability to take further military action against Iran. We talk to the congresswoman sponsoring the measure. Plus, the head of a Dearborn seminary talks about educating the next generation of Muslim faith leaders.


Stateside: Ballot proposal on LGBTQ protections; public mental health system; is homework useful?

Today on Stateside , a new campaign wants to add protections for LGBTQ people to the state's existing civil rights law. Plus, a conversation with a Detroit-born author and Instagram influencer who wants to challenge stereotypes about fat, black, and Muslim women.


Stateside: Rep. Upton on Iran; UAW racketeering charges; technology and security in 2020 election

Today on Stateside , we spoke with Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI 6) about escalating tensions with Iran after the assassination of one of that country’s top generals. Plus, the economic lessons from the United Automobile Workers union’s strike against General Motors last year.


Stateside: Sen. Peters on Iran; Medicaid work requirements; the woeful state of sports in Detroit

Today on Stateside , we welcome new host April Baer . She jumps right into things by chatting with Senator Gary Peters, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security Committee, about the current situation developing in Iran and whether or not there is an "imminent threat" to American lives, as the Trump administration has claimed. Plus, it appears to be the Dark Ages of Detroit sports. What will it take to turn them around?


Stateside: Cynthia Canty sits behind the Stateside mic one last time

Forty years ago, in December 1979, Jimmy Carter was president, William Milliken was Michigan's governor, and Coleman Young was the mayor of Detroit. The Iranian hostage crisis was in its second month. Also in that time, Cynthia Canty began her first radio job at WMUZ, a religious station in Detroit. For six mornings a week, Canty would grace Detroit's airwaves from 1 a.m. to 8 a.m. For Canty, the role was one of mixed excitement and fear — excitement over beginning her radio career, and...


Stateside: A decade of UAW corruption; preventing domestic violence; building a journalism career

Today on Stateside , bribes, kickbacks, lavish spending of union dues and federal bailout money. We hear about the recent Detroit News investigation that revealed years of corruption orchestrated by Fiat Chrysler and UAW leaders. Plus, a domestic abuse survivor who became an activist focused on preventing relationship violence among young people.


Stateside: Abortion ballot proposal; propane in the UP; African-American genealogy

Today on Stateside , nearly half of Detroit households can't afford to pay for pricey Internet access. But the city's director of digital inclusion plans to change that. Plus, Michigan's Republicans appear ready to take a Right To Life ballot proposal and pass it into law—completely bypassing Governor Whitmer and her promised veto.


Stateside: Rep. Dingell on impeachment; stories that shaped MI in 2010s; a life in politics

Today on Stateside , Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) explains how she’s approaching the historic impeachment vote in the House tomorrow. If the vote passes, Donald Trump will be the third president to be impeached in American history. Plus, with only two weeks left in the decade, we look back at how the last ten years have impacted our state.


Stateside: Slotkin on impeachment vote; longest-serving U.S. exoneree; how to teach anyone anything

Today on Stateside, we spoke with Democratic Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin, who represents Michigan's 8th District, about why she is voting to impeach President Trump. Plus, Richard Phillips served some 46 years in a Michigan prison for a murder he didn't commit, making him the longest-serving exoneree in U.S. history. We spoke with him about what life has been like since he was released from prison more than two years ago.


Stateside: Rep. Mitchell on impeachment; progress on state budget impasse; a modern iron forge

Today on Stateside, we talk to Paul Mitchell, who represents Michigan’s 10 th District, about his view on the impeachment proceedings against President Trump. Plus, we talk to one of the longest-serving members of the Capitol press corps about his nearly five decades covering Michigan politics.


Stateside: WSU board member resigns; USMCA and automakers; influence of Grand Rapids billionaires

Today on Stateside , we look at what the resignation of Wayne State University's Board of Governors chairwoman means for the school’s divided leadership. Plus, we wrap up our series on billionaire influence in Michigan with a look at Grand Rapids and a conversation with the author of Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World.


Stateside: USMCA and MI agriculture; perinatal mood disorders; changes at Detroit animal control

Today on Stateside , Detroit has hired a new director for its Animal Care and Control Department after the fatal mulling of a nine-year-old girl earlier this year. We heard how the department plans to turn things around. Plus, experts estimate that postpartum mood disorders like anxiety and depression impact as many as 1 in 5 mothers, but stigma stops many of them from getting help. We talked to two women trying to change that.