Stateside with Cynthia Canty

Monday through Thursday @ 3:00 p.m. & 10 p.m.

Conversations about what matters in Michigan.

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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This year marks the 100th anniversary of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish humanitarian credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews during World War II.

To Me There’s No Other Choice,” the exhibition currently at the University of Michigan, celebrates Wallenberg’s achievements and spirit.

Ingrid Carlberg will be among the presenters at the exhibition. Carlberg is the author of “There is a room  waiting for you here.”

Today Carlberg spoke with Cyndy about Wallenberg’s history.

“It was some kind of a coincidence. He was a businessman; he was importing groceries from Hungary. When the Germans marched into Hungary in the spring of 1944, Raoul Wallenberg was alarmed by what was going on. But actually the initiative to go to Budapest and lead a rescue mission came from the American government,” said Carlberg.

Stateside: A story slam competition for entrepreneurs

Jan 30, 2013
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The following is a summary of a previously recorded interview. To hear the complete segment, click the audio above.

Tired of giving the same pitches in the same offices?

Do you have a great idea but lack the environment in which to present it?

Then try Entre-SLAM!

Stateside: Local funding assessed by Michigan Public Policy Survey

Jan 30, 2013
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The following is a summary of a previously recorded interview. To hear the complete segment, click the audio above.

One of the major challenges local leaders face is providing services amidst dwindling budgets.

Today we spoke with Tom Ivacko from the Center for Local, State and Urban Policy [CLOSUP] about Michigan’s local services.

“79% of Michigan’s local government leaders told us that, even after the cuts they’ve been making, they’re still satisfied with the overall package of services they deliver,” said Ivacko.

Ivacko noted, however, that many leaders think their citizens remain satisfied.

“We asked local leaders how satisfied their citizens are and they think their citizens are pretty satisfied with the packages today.”

Stateside for Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Jan 30, 2013

Today we spoke with author Ingrid Carlberg about the legacy of Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat credited with saving thousands of Jews in WWII.

Are you an entrepreneur? Heard of Entre-SLAM? We spoke with creators Jeannie Ballew and Christa Chambers-Price and host Al McWilliams about the storytelling competitions.

Tom Ivacko spoke with Cyndy about local leaders and the challenges they could face.

Listen to these stories and more on today's podcast.

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Stateside: An app for that ancient manuscript

Jan 29, 2013
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The following is a summary of a previously recorded interview. To hear the complete segment, click the audio above.

There is now an app for reading an ancient text.

The Papyrus App “Picture it: EP” allows one to browse the pages of the oldest existing manuscript of the letters of St. Paul.

Professor Arthur Verhoogt, Associate Professor of Papyrology and Greek at the University of Michigan helped design the app.

“The text is the most ancient manuscript of the letters of Saint Paul that exist. It dates to about [the year] 200,” said Verhoogt.

The texts are kept in a secure vault.

Stateside for Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Jan 29, 2013

Today we discussed Flint's financial status with emergency financial manager Ed Kurtz.

Professor Arthur Verhoogt discussed an iPhone app that allows you to read Epistles of Paul.

We discussed skiing with Mickey McWilliams, the Executive Director of the Michigan Snowsports Industries Association.

Listen to these stories and more on today's podcast.

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Stateside: Changes to tax refunds may come as a surprise to some

Jan 29, 2013
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The following is a summary of a previously recorded interview. To hear the complete segment, click the audio above.

For those who have not yet completed your 2012 tax returns- brace yourselves.

In 2011 Governor Snyder signed a tax overhaul package that included $1.4 billion  in additional income taxes and $1.7 billion in business tax cuts.

Stateside for Monday, January 28, 2013

Jan 28, 2013

Today, Roland Zullo of the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment and Economy at the University of Michigan and Vincent Vernuccio of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy spoke about future right-to-work legislation.

Detroit Free Press journalist Jim Schaeffer provided Stateside with an update on Kwame Kilpatrick's trial.

Professor Rosina Bierbaum contributed recently to the National Climate Assessment. We spoke with Bierbaum about the Assessment and its findings.

Listen to these stories and more on today's podcast.

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Stateside: Right-to-work legislation takes effect on March 27

Jan 28, 2013
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The following is a summary of a previously recorded interview. To hear the complete segment, click the audio above.

On March 27, Michigan will become the 24th state to adopt right-to-work legislation.

Roland Zullo of the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment and Economy at the University of Michigan and Vincent Vernuccio of The Mackinac Center for Public Policy spoke with Cyndy today about the legislation.

Stateside: Scientists draft a National Climate Assessment

Jan 28, 2013
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The following is a summary of a previously recorded interview. To hear the complete segment, click the audio above.

More than 240 scientists contributed to a new draft report of the National Climate Assessment. The report addresses the country’s changing climate and is the third federal climate review since 2000.

Stateside for Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Jan 23, 2013

Today we spoke with Devon Akmon about this weekend's Arab Film Festival in Dearborn.

And Michigan Radio's Jennifer Guerra and Dustin Dwyer are investigating Michigan's education system for our State of Opportunity project. They spoke today with Cyndy about early childhood education.

Be sure to catch Dwyer's documentary, which airs tomorrow at 3 p.m, on Michigan Radio.

We also spoke with two Reverends about shelters and their vital functions in the winter.

Listen to these stories and more on today's Stateside.

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Stateside: Documenting a region in flux at the Arab Film Festival

Jan 23, 2013
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The 2013 Arab Film Festival opens Thursday in Dearborn.

Eight films will be screened at the Arab American National Museum.

Stateside for Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Jan 22, 2013

Today is the 40th Anniversary of Roe Versus Wade. That landmark decision made access to abortion services a federal constitutional right, rather than a matter of state-by-state policy.

Dr. Lisa Hope Harris spoke with Cyndy today about Michigan Bill 5711 and how it could affect the state.

Also, John Bebow, president and chief executive of the Center for Michigan and Amber Toth,  the outreach director for the Center for Michigan, spoke with Cyndy about Center's education report released today.

Listen to these stories and more on today's podcast.

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Stateside for Monday, January 21, 2013

Jan 21, 2013

Today we spoke with Jocelyn Benson.

Her group, Military Spouses of Michigan, marched in President Obama's inaugural parade.

Gleaves Whitney provided a history of second inaugural addresses. Guess who gave the shortest.

And Kevin Hofmann spoke with us today about growing up biracial in America.

Listen to these stories and more on today's Stateside.

Stateside for Thursday, January 17, 2013

Jan 17, 2013

Governor Snyder joined us today to discuss last night's State of the State address.

Rick Pluta, Michigan Public Radio Lansing Bureau Chief and Michigan State Economics Professor Charley Ballard provided their opinions also of the address.

Daniel Howes of the Detroit News gave us North American International Auto Show coverage.

Listen to these stories and more on today's podcast.

Stateside for Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Jan 16, 2013

Today we spoke with Chris Gautz about what to expect from Governor Snyder's State of the State address.

Artist Alec Soth shared his experiences traveling through and photographing Michigan.

Can you believe it was 30 years ago that Hudson's closed its Detroit store? We spoke with Michigan Radio's Jack Lessenberry about the store and Detroit.

Finally, Milton Mack, Chief Judge of Michigan County Probate Court, and Dr. Michele Reid, Medical Director of Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Agency, spoke with Cyndy about the ways we treat mental health.

Listen to these stories and more on today's podcast.

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Stateside for Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Jan 15, 2013

We spoke today with Senator Debbie Stabenow about the need for a new farm bill and its impact on Michigan agriculture.

Though the national homicide rate has declined over the past decades, many Michigan cities are struggling to follow the trend.

Gregg Barak, Professor of Criminology at Eastern Michigan University and Dayne Walling, Mayor of Flint, spoke with Cyndy about the state’s homicides.

And Michigan Radio's Tracy Samilton provided coverage of the North American International Auto Show.

Listen to these stories and more on today's Stateside podcast.

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Stateside for Monday, January 14, 2013

Jan 14, 2013

Theresa Flores is working to eliminate human trafficking.

We spoke today with Flores about trafficking's presence at the Auto Show.

What would wolf hunting mean for Michigan? Adam Bump of the Michigan DNR spoke with Cyndy about the hunt.

Michigan is now the fifth-fattest state in the country. This is no cause for celebration, so put down that cake. 

Dr. Tom Peterson of Helen DeVos Children's Hospital addressed possible ways of reducing our state's waistline.

Listen to these stories and more on today's podcast.

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Stateside for Thursday, January 10, 2013

Jan 10, 2013

For part three of her investigation of Detroit's homeless population, Michigan Radio's Kyle Norris looked at a series of homeless shelter renovations.

What is "dark money?" We spoke with Rich Robinson today about secretive campaign funding.

Michigan is making wine. Check out our podcast to hear about the specifics of our state's wine production.

Listen to these stories and more on today's podcast.

Stateside for Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Jan 9, 2013

What does 2013 have in store for Michigan politics?

Saul Anuzis, former chairman of Michigan Republican Party, and Debbie Dingell, President of D2 Strategies, spoke with Zoe Clark about the upcoming political year.

Detroit News' Daniel Howes addressed what Krystal Crittendon's removal means for Detroit City Council.

As city budgets dwindle, Michigan’s police departments are making cuts to their programs.

“Every police department in the state is smaller today than it was ten years ago,” said Robert Stevenson.

Stateside for Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Jan 8, 2013

Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway will resign on January 21st. We spoke with University of Detroit Mercy Law School professor Larry Dubin about her resignation and the future of the Court.

Do you have your flu vaccination? Dr. Dean Sienko of the Michigan Department of Community spoke about all things flu season.

We spoke with Heidi Alcock and Tom Goddeeris about neighborhood revitalization in Detroit and how we can all improve our surroundings.

Hear these stories and more on today's podcast.

Stateside for Monday, January 7, 2013

Jan 7, 2013

Today, we spoke with Mark Kurlyandchik about where our waste goes. His recent Hour Magazine article, "Waste Matters" investigated the state of landfills in Michigan.

Are you ready for the Red Wings?

Michigan Radio's John U. Bacon spoke today about the NHL's comeback.

Does Detroit need a financial manager? Detroit Free Press writer Nancy Kaffer spoke about the city's economic situation.

Listen to these stories and more on today's podcast.

Stateside for Thursday, January 3, 2013

Jan 3, 2013

Today, Michigan Radio's Kyle Norris brought us to a center that teaches vogue dancing to LGBTQ children.

The Detroit News' Daniel Howes and Michigan Radio's Jack Lessenberry discussed Congress' recent fiscal cliff agreement and what it means for Michigan businesses.

How did the Auto Industry fare in 2012? Michigan Radio's Tracy Samilton provided a recap.

All of those stories and more on today's Stateside.

Stateside for Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Jan 2, 2013

Welcome back to Stateside!

Congress kicked off 2013 with a deal averting the dreaded "fiscal cliff."

On today's show, Cyndy speaks with Michigan State University economics professor Charley Ballard about what that means for the state.

Also, was 2012 the warmest year on record? And what kind of weather can we expect for 2013?

And finally, it's back-to-school day for students in Muskegon Heights. Michigan Radio's Lindsey Smith breaks down the bumpy progress of Michigan's very first, fully privatized school district.

Stateside for Thursday, December 20, 2012

Dec 20, 2012

It has been a momentous year for Michigan.

Today we looked back at the stories that made political headlines with Zoe Clark and Rick Pluta.

The Detroit News' Bill Loomis spoke with Cyndy about various holiday feasts of the 19th century.

Noah Hudson-Peralta, our local hero, started a program for those affected by the Sandy Hook tragedy.

And Michigan Radio's Mercedes Mejia provided a look at aquaponics in Detroit.

We thank you for a great 2012, and look forward to speaking again with you in 2013!

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Stateside for December 19, 2012

Dec 19, 2012

Adie Tomer, a Senior Research Associate at the Brookings Institution, says that implementing a mass transit system in Detroit is entirely possible. Hear Tomer's reasons in today's podcast.

Detroit News' Daniel Howes provided Stateside with a look ahead at the coming year's political agenda.

Firefighter Chris Palm and Sergeant Tony Angelucey spoke with Stateside about fires in Detroit and the film, "BURN."

And Bridge Magazine's Rick Haglund explained why both firefighters and police officers were exempt from right-to-work.

Stateside for Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Dec 18, 2012

The Grand Rapids School Board last night gave unanimous approval to a major restructuring plan. Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal spoke with Cyndy about the future of Grand Rapids schools.

Saul Anuzis, the former Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party and Debbie Dingell, a Democratic National Committeewoman, shared their thoughts on Michigan's 2013 political agenda.

Early 20th century steam ships traveling from Chicago to South Haven carried some promiscuous passengers. Historian Larry Massie wrote a November article entitled “Floating Gomorra" for Encore Magazine, in which he investigates these ships and the people who frequented them.

Kyle Norris aired the first installment of her investigation of Detroit's homeless population. Listen to our podcast to hear Norris experience.

Stateside for Monday, December 17, 2012

Dec 17, 2012

Governor Rick Snyder must decide whether to approve or veto legislation that would allow concealed pistols in churches, day care centers and public schools. Michigan Public Radio Bureau Chief Rick Pluta spoke with Cyndy about the legislation.

Writer Micki Maynard sees parallels between New Orleans and Detroit- both cities share similar stories of revitalization and growth. Hear what Maynard said Detroit could learn from New Orleans.

Throughout the week we will be airing a series of stories Michigan Radio's Kyle Norris compiled on homelessness in Detroit. Today was Norris' introduction to the piece, as she discussed the various things that compelled her to write the story.

How would consumers in America function without paper currency? Miles Kimball, Professor of Economics at the University of Michigan, advocates the switch from paper to electronic currency. Hear Kimball's interview in today's podcast.

Stateside for Thursday, December 13, 2012

Dec 13, 2012

Today we investigated Michigan's busy lame duck session. Michigan Radio's Jack Lessenberry and Bill Ballenger of "Inside Michigan Politics" spoke about some of the legislation and its long-term effects.

One of the reform policies is that of Blue Cross Blue Shield. Peter Luke of Bridge Magazine spoke with Cyndy about Blue Cross' future and its policy changes.

Michigan had a significant role in the Underground Railroad. Today we spoke with Dr. Roy Finkenbine about some brave Michiganians who worked to free slaves.

Representative Dan Benishek claims that cuts to our country's defense budget would not sacrifice our safety. Listen to our podcast to hear his reasons.

Stateside for Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Dec 12, 2012

Tim Bos, a union member for 17 years, is now a vocal proponent of right-to-work.

Bos spoke with Cyndy about what he feels are the positive impacts the legislation will have on Michigan.

Detroit Free Press' Nancy Kaffer provided us with an update on Detroit City Council and why Krystal Crittendon poses a challenge.

Michigan State's Charley Ballard addressed income disparity in Michigan. He claims there is a widening gap between our state's middle and upper class.

Bob Bury, Executive Director of the Detroit Historical Society, spoke with Cyndy about the renovated Detroit Historical Museum.

Finally, University of Michigan professor Daniel Kruger explained why he thinks cell phone use is contagious. Listen to our podcast to find out why.

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