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 April Baer
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 April Baer

Most Recent Episodes

Stateside: Union rift over Medicare for All; death of the comment section; the race for MI's 8th

Today on Stateside , Michigan is under the microscope this election year. We talk to a POLITICO reporter about why the state could play a key role in the rift among labor unions over Medicare for All. Plus, we talk to the hosts of Michigan Radio's new political podcast. It focuses on a competitive congressional district where Republicans are hoping to hold onto the gains of 2016.

Stateside: Union rift over Medicare for All; death of the comment section; the race for MI's 8th

Stateside: Absentee ballot debate continues; what record shops are spinning; road bonds explained

Today on Stateside, a bill to give local clerks a head start on absentee ballot counting has hit a wall in the Legislature. We'll hear from one clerk who's going back to the drawing board. Plus, a conversation with the owner of an Ann Arbor record store owner about the albums he's listening to and loving right now.

Stateside: Absentee ballot debate continues; what record shops are spinning; road bonds explained

Stateside: Power of the presidential pardon; PFAS documentary; Detroiters in Ghana

Today on Stateside , as President Trump pardons a slew of white-collar criminals, some Detroiters are asking for consideration for Kwame Kilpatrick. The former Detroit mayor is serving a lengthy sentence on corruption charges. What would a commutation do for Trump's standing in metro Detroit? Also, a new documentary tells the story of how a lakeside town in West Michigan became contaminated with PFAS.

Stateside: Power of the presidential pardon; PFAS documentary; Detroiters in Ghana

Stateside: GM downsizing; comedian Joe Pera; new rules for state's marijuana industry

Today on Stateside , General Motors backs further into its comfort zone as it exits some markets around the Pacific Rim. We'll talk about how the company's effort to focus on strengths is playing out. Plus, we talk to comedian Joe Pera about his series that follows a mild-mannered oddball living in Marquette.

Stateside: GM downsizing; comedian Joe Pera; new rules for state's marijuana industry

Stateside: Dan Gilbert's recovery; collecting African American art; dark money in U.S. Senate race

Today on Stateside , a super PAC funded by the DeVos family has raised $800,000 to unseat Democratic U.S. Senator Gary Peters. We talk about how spending by outside groups could impact the state's most competitive 2020 races. Plus, an update on the Michigan family caught in a coronavirus scare on a cruise ship.

Stateside: Dan Gilbert's recovery; collecting African American art; dark money in U.S. Senate race

Stateside: Family quarantined on cruise ship; self portraiture and identity; Detroit water shut-offs

Today on Stateside , one Michigan family got an extended vacation after their cruise ship was turned away from port after port because of fears about the coronavirus. Also, we round up the week's news, including the coverage of black voters ahead of election 2020 and Detroit's ongoing water shutoffs.

Stateside: Family quarantined on cruise ship; self portraiture and identity; Detroit water shut-offs

Stateside: Hiring of MSU football coach; Whitmer appointment rejected; portraits of black life

Today on Stateside , we're digging deeper into the hiring of Mel Tucker, his around $30 million compensation package, and the process governing sports hiring at Michigan's Big 3 schools. Plus, two African American artists in Detroit talk about finding a canvas big enough to tell real stories.

Stateside: Hiring of MSU football coach; Whitmer appointment rejected; portraits of black life

Stateside: UM provost faces sexual misconduct allegations; black portraiture; gun-rights sanctuaries

Today on Stateside , the trial of Kathie Klages has begun. The longtime coach for the Michigan State University women's gymnastics team is accused of lying to police during an investigation into Larry Nassar . Plus, the national debate over new gun control measures has led to some Michigan municipalities to adopt " sanctuary county " resolutions for gun rights.

Stateside: UM provost faces sexual misconduct allegations; black portraiture; gun-rights sanctuaries

Stateside: Shoreline erosion; Detroit-made film at Sundance; lotto money and school funding

Today on Stateside , what the worsening erosion of Great Lakes shorelines looks like from a bird's eye view. Plus, an expected flood of absentee ballots this November has some of Michigan's clerks nervous about timely reporting. We talk to a state senator who says accuracy is more important than speed when it comes to counting votes.

Stateside: Shoreline erosion; Detroit-made film at Sundance; lotto money and school funding

Stateside: Coronavirus affect on MI economy; Line 5 under St. Clair River; MI's first black settlers

Today on Stateside , the coronavirus outbreak in China is beginning to have an effect on Michigan manufacturers. We hear from an executive at a west Michigan auto parts supplier about how the virus is affecting their business. Plus, we'll learn about Michigan's first African American settlers, as well as Enbridge's plan to replace a section of Line 5 under the St. Clair River.

Stateside: Coronavirus affect on MI economy; Line 5 under St. Clair River; MI's first black settlers

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