Stateside from Michigan Radio Conversations about what matters in Michigan. Stateside 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 focuses on topics and events that matter to people all across the state. Stateside is hosted by Cynthia Canty (Mon-Thu) and Lester Graham (Fri).
Stateside from Michigan Radio

Stateside from Michigan Radio

From Michigan Radio

Conversations about what matters in Michigan. Stateside 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 focuses on topics and events that matter to people all across the state. Stateside is hosted by Cynthia Canty (Mon-Thu) and Lester Graham (Fri).

Most Recent Episodes

Stateside: Argument against Prop 1; what candidates are missing; mapping upward mobility in Detroit

Today on Stateside , what are gubernatorial candidates not spending enough time discussing? Our political commentators weigh in. Plus, even in statistically identical neighborhoods, children in Detroit yield disproportionate success rates.

Stateside: Argument against Prop 1; what candidates are missing; mapping upward mobility in Detroit

Libertarian Candidate for attorney general on marijuana, Line 5 and civil asset forfeiture

As we approach Election Day on November 6, Michigan Radio is interviewing candidates running for attorney general in the upcoming midterm elections. Today we're talking with the Libertarian candidate, Lisa Lane Gioia. When asked if Gioia would be joining the lawsuits against the federal administration when they do something that goes against her party's principle, Gioia explained the Libertarian principles: "The Libertarian party has two major principles and that's the non-aggression principle

Libertarian Candidate for attorney general on marijuana, Line 5 and civil asset forfeiture

Stateside: Michigan lacks affordable short-term loans; reviving an historic Pontiac neighborhood

Today on Stateside , we hear about an effort to rehabilitate houses in an historic Pontiac neighborhood originally built by GM for its workers. Plus, what Michigan could do to encourage affordable short-term lenders to set up shop in the state. Listen to the full show above or find individual stories below. Michigan regulations make affordable short-term loans hard to come by Alex Horowitz is a senior research officer of Pew Charitable Trust's consumer finance project. A recent study from Pew

Stateside: Michigan lacks affordable short-term loans; reviving an historic Pontiac neighborhood

Independent candidate Graveline pushes for a less partisan attorney general's office

As we approach Election Day on November 6, Stateside is interviewing candidates running in the midterm elections. In the race for Michigan attorney general, there was a late addition. Chris Graveline , a former Assistant U.S. Attorney, is now running as an independent.

Independent candidate Graveline pushes for a less partisan attorney general's office

They were forced off their land. Their homes burned. 118 years later, their descendants fight on.

This is the final part of our series An Idea on the Land. Here's where you can find Part 1 , Part 2 and Part 3. On a chilly morning, 118 autumns ago, the residents of a tiny village along a lake in Northern Michigan were forced out of their homes and kicked off the land they had legally purchased. The residents were native people, members of what was then called the Cheboiganing Band of Indians. There's some evidence native people had been living at that site for thousands of years. But since

They were forced off their land. Their homes burned. 118 years later, their descendants fight on.

Stateside: LGBTQ rights after gay marriage; history of Michigan's forests; a Prop 2 explainer

Today on Stateside , we get an explainer on Proposal 2 . That's the anti-gerrymandering ballot proposal that would change how the maps for legislative and congressional districts are drawn. Plus, a look at the discrimination members of the LGTBTQ community face in Michigan, even after the legalization of gay marriage. Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below . LGBTQ advocate says gay marriage may be legal, but other freedoms remain elusive Steph White is the executive

Stateside: LGBTQ rights after gay marriage; history of Michigan's forests; a Prop 2 explainer

Canada is legalizing marijuana: Here's what Michiganders should know

On Wednesday, October 17, Canadian citizens will have the option of legally buying recreational marijuana. Rules regulating the use and sale of the drug, however, will vary throughout Canada's 10 provinces and three territories .

Stateside: Canada's new marijuana law; keeping data safe online; Detroit short on affordable housing

Today on Stateside , a member of Canada's House of Commons and a reporter with the Windsor Star break down Canada's legalization of recreational marijuana — which goes into effect tomorrow — and how that change will affect travelers on both sides of the border. Plus, Representative Debbie Dingell (D-12th District) shares her thoughts on the upcoming midterm elections and on President Trump's recently-negotiated United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (UMSCA). Listen to the full show above or find

Stateside: Canada's new marijuana law; keeping data safe online; Detroit short on affordable housing

Stateside: More experts needed to connect vets to benefits; Slotkin on priorities for 8th District

Today on Stateside , Democratic nominee Elissa Slotkin on why she's running in Michigan's 8th Congressional District, one of the most expensive races in the country. Plus, Washtenaw County Department of Veterans Affairs director Michael Smith talks about how a shortage of qualified staff makes it harder for Michigan veterans to determine their eligibility for federal VA benefits. Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below. Congressional candidate Elissa Slotkin says she

Stateside: More experts needed to connect vets to benefits; Slotkin on priorities for 8th District

Stateside: Coming home as a Michigan veteran; the viability of statewide passenger rail

Today on Stateside, pollster Richard Czuba on how news consumers should be looking at media coverage of polls in 2018. Plus, Stateside kicks off a week-long series about the challenges Michigan veterans face connecting with VA benefits after returning to civilian life. Two veterans, one who served in Vietnam and one who served in Iraq, discuss their experiences navigating life after returning home from war. Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below. Why you should be wary

Stateside: Coming home as a Michigan veteran; the viability of statewide passenger rail

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